Finally! Colts Win 1st Game of 2011 with 27-13 Victory Over Titans

Ernie Sims #55 of the Indianapolis Colts tackles Craig Stevens #88 of the Tennessee Titans

It may have taken 14 weeks of the 2011 season, but the Colts finally won one Sunday, topping the Titans 27-13 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Donald Brown ran for 161 yards, including an 80-yard score to put the game away late in the fourth quarter, pushing the Colts to 1-13 on the season, dropping the Titans to 7-7.

Reggie Wayne caught three balls for 33 yards and a score for Indianapolis, which won its first game without Peyton Manning under center since December 14, 1997 when Jim Harbaugh led the Colts to a 41-0 win over the Dolphins.

Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass, and the Colts defense held Chris Johnson to 55 yards rushing, as the defense sent the tempo all day with a solid outing.

For the first time in 10 career starts, Orlovsky finished the game with the traditional kneel down, and the Colts also avoided becoming the first team in franchise history to go 0-14.

The Titans who have dropped two games in a row.

Matt Hasselbeck tried to gut it out with a bum ankle and threw for 223 yards with two interceptions. Jake Locker came on in the fourth quarter and threw for 108 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-16 passing.

The Colts can at least hang their heads on keeping the Titans out of the postseason, as the loss today could have been Tennessee’s death blow to making the postseason.

Thursday the Colts are in action as they take on the Texans at home.


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