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NFL Capsule: Colts at Titans

NFL Capsule: Colts at Titans

INDIANAPOLIS (3-3) At TENNESSEE (3-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Titans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 3-3; Tennessee 3-4

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 21-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 24; Titans No. 25

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Titans 27-13, Dec. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Colts beat Browns 17-13; Titans beat Bills 35-34

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (22), PASS (11)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (26), PASS (6)

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (28), PASS (17)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (25), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts have won six of last nine at Tennessee and six of seven overall. ... Andrew Luck first rookie quarterback with 1,500 yards passing (1,674) and three wins in a team's first six games in NFL history. He averages 279 yards passing per game, most among rookie QBs. Luck one of three rookies in NFL history with at least three 300-yard passing games, joining Peyton Manning (4) and Cam Newton (3). Luck leads AFC quarterbacks with 115 yards rushing and three TDs rushing. . Donald Brown had career-high 161 yards rushing in last game against Titans. ... Rookie Vick Ballard had career-high 84 yards rushing last week. ... Reggie Wayne averaging AFC-best 111 yards receiving per game this season. He needs three catches to have 50 for 10th straight season. ... Titans looking to win third straight home game for first time since 2009. ... Matt Hasselbeck has 90.5 rating in three career starts vs. Colts. He won his 80th career game as starter last week. ... Chris Johnson had fourth career game with at least 190 yards rushing last week, most among active players. Also posted fourth career rushing TD of 80 yards or longer, most in NFL history. Johnson averages 84 yards rushing against AFC South in career. Titans 22-8 when Johnson runs for at least 100 yards. ... Nate Washington had game-winning TD last week. ... Kendall Wright leads rookies with 36 catches. ... Jared Cook had career-high nine catches against Colts in last game. ... Jason McCourty has had an interception in two straight games.

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—The brawl, the flinch, and following the money

Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—The brawl, the flinch, and following the money

Here is what you need to know on Saturday, August 17, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Broncos in their third preseason game. 

Talking points

The Redskins week that was: A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskinsand NBC Sports Washington.

The 'Skins and Jets got into a brawl an hour into practice—I was about 10 yards away from where the fight took place, but I was only a few yards from where Morgan Moses hit the ground after taking what the Redskins interpreted to be a cheap shot. I can attest that the earth moves when Moses hits the ground. As to the dustup itself, I wouldn’t have cared at all if it had taken place in the middle of the field. But the fight spilling over into the spectator area made it a very dangerous incident. They need to do better. 

Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick—When an out-of-the-blue move like this takes place, follow the money. If Scandrick had sustained an injury during the preseason that was serious enough to put him on injured reserve, the Redskins would have been on the hook for his entire 2018 salary of $1.72 million. In addition, his salary would become fully guaranteed if he had been on the roster in Week 1. The Redskins decided to cut their losses, which was his signing bonus of a cool $1 million. 

How Davis' injury affects the Redskins' WR depth chart—Robert Davis was not a lock to make the Redskins’ roster, but he certainly was a contender. But that all changed in an instant a week ago when he got tangled up with cornerback Danny Johnson during practice. Johnson bounced right up, Davis did not, having sustained a broken leg and knee ligament damage. Davis spent most of last year on the practice squad so this will be a second straight season without game action for the 2017 sixth-round pick. 

Redskins starters training camp one-liners, offense—You hear plenty of talk about the backups and bubble players during training camp and often the front-line players get overlooked. So there is your look at how the offensive starters fared in camp, one-liners style. You can find the defense here

Tweet of the week

We didn’t expect him to say anything but we had to ask Terrelle Pryor if he had any comment after the “flinching” incident with D.J. Swearinger. This was all he was willing to say as he jogged towards the locker room with a smile on his face. 

It would be inaccurate to say that Pryor is a polarizing figure among Redskins fans because that would mean that that he had an equal number of supporters and detractors. It’s pretty much all haters. And it’s probably not fair.

From my point of view, I don’t have a problem with Pryor. He was always a stand-up guy when dealing with us. And while he was a free agent bust with the Redskins he didn’t cost a ton of money. Besides, he is hardly unique in that regard. 

The agenda

Today: Practice at Redskins Park 2; Jay Gruden news conference and player availability after practice, approx. 3:30

Upcoming: Preseason Broncos @ Redskins (Aug. 24) 7 days; Final cut (Sept. 1) 15 days; Season opener @ Cardinals (Sept. 9) 23 days

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Injuries to Marshall and Perine will open the door for Kapri Bibbs to make the Redskins

Injuries to Marshall and Perine will open the door for Kapri Bibbs to make the Redskins

Following the Redskins' Week 2 preseason win over the Jets on Thursday, Jay Gruden said both Byron Marshall and Samaje Perine were "OK" after the two running backs each left the game with injuries. Marshall's was labeled a lower-leg issue, while Perine's injury was called a twisted ankle.

Timetables for their recoveries were then reported on Friday, and while the two members of the backfield escaped anything too severe, they will each be sidelined for decent chunks of time.

Perine will miss a week, according to Mike Garafolo. Marshall, meanwhile, is looking at a longer two-to-four week recovery, per Tom Pelissero. Those pieces of news hurt them in more ways than one.

Derrius Guice's torn ACL in Week 1 of the team's exhibition schedule meant that Marshall and Perine both had a big-time opportunity to step up and earn a spot on Washington's 53-man roster, spots that were harder to envision for them when Guice was healthy.

Overall, the two were slated to compete with Kapri Bibbs for what will likely be two spaces on the depth chart behind the absolutely safe Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley. Now, though, they'll be forced to sit until they're healed up, giving Bibbs more chances in practice and the two remaining August contests to earn Jay Gruden's trust.

Against New York, Bibbs struggled on the ground but led the offense with seven grabs, including a 29-yard gain off a screen play. That performance absolutely brought him closer in the race with Marshall, who scored vs. the Patriots a week earlier. Next, he'll need to prove he can run effectively between the tackles vs. the Broncos in Week 3, which will put some heat on Perine as well.

The 'Skins have 15 days left until they have to finalize their regular season roster. As things stand now amongst the running backs, Bibbs presently has a real shot at stealing a job from the two shelved RBs. But with the way this race has unfolded thus far, that can all change in a split second. 

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