KICKOFF: Sunday, 8:15 ET
TV: NBC, Al Michaels, John Madden
SERIES: 27th meeting. Colts lead the series, 15-11. The Colts won the most recent meeting, 22-20 in Nashville on Sept. 16. Indianapolis has won eight of the last nine and hasn't lost to Tennessee at the RCA Dome since 2002.
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KEYS TO THE GAME: Win and they're in the playoffs, lose and they're out. With that prospect facing the Titans, they need RB LenDale White to be effective against a defense that will throw SS Bob Sanders at run support (as long as he's in the game) with little fear of Tennessee's passing game. The Titans want to play keep away, and most important, keep it close until the Colts have made wholesale changes to their backups on both sides. ... The Titans have been as effective as any opponent in slowing the Colts' offense — an average of 17.7 points the past three meetings — by keeping the passing game in front of them. Whether it's Peyton Manning or Jim Sorgi under center, the Titans want to generate pressure and force the ball to be thrown quickly. Expect Indy to stick largely to the ground to shorten the game as much as possible.
KEY INJURIES: Titans: White (knee) has missed some practice time but will play; C Kevin Mawae (calf) and CB Nick Harper (groin) are uncertain; DT Albert Haynesworth (hamstring) will play. Colts: WR Marvin Harrison (knee) and RT Ryan Diem (knee) have a chance to get a few snaps; DT Raheem Brock (rib) and S Antoine Bethea (knee) are among those who could be rested.