The most remarkable thing about the '09 season isn't Brett Favre playing like he's 26 or Jake Delhomme turning into Steve Sax. It's that the Titans, 0--6 six weeks ago and coming off a 59--0 loss to the Patriots, are in the wild-card hunt heading into Indy in Week 13. Look for the Colts to jam the box with an extra body to clog the lanes for rushing leader Chris Johnson and put the game in Vince Young's hands. Look for the Titans not to care. Coordinator Mike Heimerdinger knows he must play keepaway from Peyton Manning, with long drives featuring plenty of Johnson (who's rushed for 800 yards during his team's five-game winning streak). Good strategy. Won't work. Manning will make the most of his eight drives.
Colts 27, Titans 23
DAMIAN STROHMEYER (MANNING)