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INDIANAPOLIS — The Tennessee Titans believe a whole new look might solve their Andrew Luck problem.Hey , nothing else has worked.Since the Indianapolis Colts drafted Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, he’s started nine games against the Titans and never lost — not when he played poorly, not when he left early, not even when he got hurt. So this time, the Titans are going with a different strategy in hopes of outwitting an old nemesis.“They give you multiple looks, they’re probably more multiple than any team in the league,” Colts coach Frank Reich said. “I look at it much like an offense, in terms of what we try to do on offense with packages, they do it on defense. They do it well.”The Titans (5-4) have stolen a page right out of New England‘s playbook and made it work.They’ve allowed the fewest points per game, fewest touchdowns scored and lowest passer rating against the blitz in the league. They’ve moved into second place in the AFC South, one game behind Houston, by pitching consecutive second-half shutouts against Dallas’ Dak Prescott and New England’s Tom Brady.Now comes the hard part: Beating Luck.“For me, it’s always personal going against this guy http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.c...eke-jersey ,” said Jurrell Casey, the Titans’ three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman whose struggles against Luck also include two college losses. “I’m always talking mess, but right now I can’t talk too much mess. He’s got the upper hand.”Tennessee knows the story all too well.Before sweeping Indy (4-5) last season, when Luck sat out following shoulder surgery, the Titans had lost 11 straight in the series to three different Indy quarterbacks — Luck, former Titans starter Matt Hasselbeck and Dan Orlovsky, who ended the Colts’ 0-13 start with a win over Tennessee in 2011.Even in the game in which Luck initially injured the shoulder, Week 3 in 2015, his late rally gave the Colts their first win of the season.But this week’s challenge could be even more daunting with Luck playing some of the best football of his career.He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in a league-high 32 consecutive games and three or more TDs in six straight games, fourth all time behind Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino. Luck’s completion rate, 66.3 percent, is a career best and he hasn’t been sacked in 185 drop-backs http://www.jacksonvillejaguarsteamonline...lor-jersey , another career high.Not surprisingly, the Colts have won three straight and can get back to .500 — if Luck wins again.“I’m aware of it,” Luck said, downplaying his 9-0 mark. “But what’s happened has happened and good, bad or ugly, it doesn’t really matter.”GEARING UPThe health of Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota has improved dramatically since an elbow injury produced numbness in his throwing hand in the season opener, and it’s shown. In the past two games he has completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 468 yards, four TDs, no interceptions and a 122.2 passer rating in victories over Dallas and New England. Mariota also caught a 21-yard pass and ran for 21 yards in last week’s victory over the Patriots.LONG-TIME ACQUAINTANCESColts kicker Adam Vinatieri has been around so long he could break George Blanda’s NFL record for most career regular-season wins (209) on Sunday. And he could set the new mark against one of his former teammates, new Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Vinatieri entered the league in 1996, one year before Vrabel was drafted, and then spent five years together in New England in the early 2000s before Vinatieri joined the Colts as a free agent in 2006.SHUTDOWN DIt’s not just the obvious stats showing how well the Titans have played defensively. In the second half last week, New England managed only six first downs and 117 yards and converted 1 of 7 third downs. The improvement also coincides with the return of strong safety Kenny Vaccaro http://www.jacksonvillejaguarsteamonline...-ii-jersey , who missed three games because of an injured elbow.“I think it’s a credit to the players, that’s what it is,” Vrabel said. “They get a call, and the players go out and execute. That’s really what it comes down to.”REGGIE’S RETURNFormer Colts receiver Reggie Wayne returns to Lucas Oil Stadium for his induction into Indy’s Ring of Honor. Wayne spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts, playing in a franchise-record 211 games and catching 1,070 passes for 14,345 yards and 82 TDs. He’s 10th in the NFL all time in receptions and yards receiving and was part of both of Indy’s Super Bowl teams.Manning, Marvin Harrison, Edgerrin James and Jeff Saturday, all former teammates, have already been inducted. Tony Dungy, who coached Wayne, and former general manager Bill Polian , who drafted Wayne in 2001, have also been inducted.100<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta Not many of the Rams played or coached well enough to beat the Bears last night.But at least they were accountable.Via Gary Klein of the , the Rams were accountable after their 15-6 loss to the Bears, with everyone raising their hand for their share of the blame.“We all played bad,” running back Todd Gurley said, “coaches down to the players.”Yeah, let’s start with the coaches, since the offensive wizardy which had earned McVay so much acclaim was nowhere to be found Sunday. Gurley being reduced to a bit player was a large part of that, though the Bears’ swarming defense was feared to stop him (Jared Goff‘s four interceptions were an added benefit).“This one is very, very humbling for me,” McVay said, after the first game of his tenure which did not feature a touchdown.Goff also dove on the grenade, which he should have after going 20-of-44 for 180 yards and four picks).“It’s definitely tough to play in a big-time game like that and not play well and not win and not do what you want to do ,” Goff said. “But at the same time we’re 11-2, won the division with three weeks left and have everything in front of us.”Immediately, that’s a Sunday night matchup with the Eagles, as they try to work to take back the top spot in the quest for home field advantage, which they gave to the Saints last night.“We know what’s up,” Gurley said. “We ain’t losing back to back.”Of course, no one saw them losing this way either.

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