Tennessee Titans (13-2) vs. Indianapolis Colts (11-4) NFL Picks: This season, both the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans took contrasting, uncharacteristic paths to the NFL Picks playoffs. This Sunday afternoon, Lucas Oil Stadium will be the sight for this meaningless AFC South matchup, beginning at 1:05 PM (10:05 AM PT) on CBS.
Odds-makers at BetUS.com, work diligently around the clock to bring you the best NFL Picks Sports Odds for Week 17. The visiting Tennessee Titans [-3] come into this contest as the Sports Odds betting favorites against the hosting Indianapolis Colts [+3] by a mere field goal.
In what could easily be a preview of this year’s divisional playoff round, neither team wants to give up anything to the other. At the same time, both coaches need to play it smart and get their teams ready for the postseason. The OVER/UNDER for this, Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Picks, has been set at a combined total of 38½ points.
Last week, the Titans scored 21 unanswered points in their 31-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even though the victory gave Tennessee home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, coach Jeff Fisher has already put that game behind him as he looks to the postseason. “This was not a statement game by no means,” said Fisher, who plans to play his starters in the regular season finale. “It was a momentum game. We needed to build momentum for the playoffs and the bye week by playing well and winning the game. The bonus is the second game here at home.”
A win by Tennessee would clinch the NFL's best record and the franchise mark for victories in a season. “I want to be out there. I want to play (on Sunday),” said quarterback Kerry Collins (241-413, 2676 yards, 12 TDs, 7 INTs). “Certainly, I don't want too much time between now and our first playoff game. Without knowing what Jeff is thinking, like I said, I want to be out there. Obviously, it's probably not going to be for the whole game. But I definitely feel like I would benefit from being out there.”
Since losing at Tennessee in Week 8, Payton Manning (364-548, 3907 yards, 26 TDs, 12 INTs) has guided Indianapolis to 8th consecutive victories for its 7th straight playoff berth. Going into Sunday’s game, Manning is just 93 yards shy of reaching 4,000 in a season for a league-record ninth time. “Peyton Manning is unbelievable,” said Colts coach Tony Dungy. “He put a lot of it on his shoulders and kept us in it. He played unbelievably under the circumstances. All in all, with everything that was riding on it … it was a great performance. It was an MVP performance for sure.”
The Colts will open the playoffs on January 3rd or 4th at the AFC West winner: the San Diego Chargers or Denver Broncos.