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Derrick Henry, Titans win fourth straight game against rival Colts

By Ben Arthur
FOX Sports AFC South Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Beating the Tennessee Titans has consumed Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. 

After a late September loss to the Titans last season put the Colts at 0-3, he held a meeting for the entire coaching staff and front office, challenging coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard. 

During joint practices with the Detroit Lions in August, Irsay said it was “all about Tennessee” when talking about the importance of winning the AFC South. And in the days leading up to Sunday’s matchup, he tweeted repeatedly how he needed Colts fans to be loud at Lucas Oil Stadium.

All that? Not enough. 

The Titans still dominate this division rivalry. 

Despite second-half struggles and allowing 14 unanswered points to end the game, Tennessee (2-2) held on for a 24-17 victory Sunday over Indianapolis (1-2-1). Boos rained down at Lucas Oil Stadium as the game ended. 

Derrick Henry carries Titans

Derrick Henry rushed for 114 yards and one touchdown in Tennessee’s win at Indianapolis.

It marked the Titans’ fourth straight victory over the Colts and their fourth consecutive win in Indianapolis.

The Titans haven’t lost to the Colts since Week 10 of the 2020 season. 

“Division opponent, great football atmosphere, tough place to play,” said quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who completed 17 of 21 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. “To come play a good team here a few years in a row and get wins, it’s a good thing for the Titans.” 

To get the win, the Titans overcame the third- and fourth-quarter woes that have plagued them early in the season. 

A sack by Colts defensive end Kwity Paye on third-and-8 from the Tennessee 33 with 5:44 left forced a fourth straight Titans punt. But with the Colts later in scoring position, after a 44-yard reception by rookie receiver Alec Pierce put Indianapolis just outside the red zone, Titans defensive lineman Denico Autry — a former Colt — sacked Matt Ryan on third…

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