NFL Week 5 Game Recap: Indianapolis Colts 23, Tennessee Titans 16

2T0PMJY Indianapolis Colts running back Zack Moss (21) runs past Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard, center, and cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Despite an injury to rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson, the Indianapolis Colts were able to get their first home win of the season and beat the Tennessee Titans, 23-16.

Offensive spotlight: Jonathan Taylor was back for the Colts after his injury and contract negotiation, but Zack Moss showed he’s not ready to just hand back the spotlight. Moss had 165 yards at 7.2 yards per carry, taking advantage of some nice running lanes opened up by the Colts' blocking. Some 30% of his carries went for a first down or a touchdown, and he had five explosive runs. Taylor finished with six carries for 18 yards as he eased himself back into action in his season debut.

Defensive spotlight: The Colts were able to generate more pressure than the Titans, and DeForest Buckner was the principal source of it. Buckner rushed the passer 30 times and generated a 20% pass-rush win rate, pending review. He didn’t manage to find a sack, but he did take the quarterback down multiple times and tallied several other pressures.

Rookie spotlight: Josh Downs had an impressive day for the Colts, catching all six of the passes thrown his way for 97 yards to lead the team in both yards and catches. Titans rookie running back Tyjae Spears had an efficient day as both a runner and receiver. He caught four passes for 35 yards and two first downs while averaging 4.9 yards per carry on the ground.

Box Score

Passing
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Ryan Tannehill 10.76 23 / 34 264 7.8 0 1 36 1 78.5
Derrick Henry 9.2 0 / 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Gardner Minshew 6.3 11 / 14 155 11.1 0 0 27 0 112.8
Anthony Richardson 4.42 9 / 12 98 8.2 0 0 38 1 98.6
Rushing
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Tyjae Spears 16.9 7 34 4.9 1 19 0
Ryan Tannehill 10.76 2 12 6 0 13 0
Derrick Henry 9.2 13 43 3.3 0 8 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Zack Moss 36.5 23 165 7.2 2 56 0
Gardner Minshew 6.3 2 1 0.5 0 2 0
Anthony Richardson 4.42 2 5 2.5 0 4 0
Jonathan Taylor 4.4 6 18 3 0 5 0
Isaiah McKenzie 0.4 1 4 4 0 4 0
Receiving
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
DeAndre Hopkins 25 11 8 140 12.7 17.5 0 36
Tyjae Spears 16.9 5 4 35 7 8.8 0 14
Derrick Henry 9.2 3 3 19 6.3 6.3 0 13
Chigoziem Okonkwo 8.3 9 5 33 3.7 6.6 0 11
Trevon Wesco 3.1 1 1 21 21 21 0 21
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 1.9 3 1 9 3 9 0 9
Josh Whyle 1.7 1 1 7 7 7 0 7
Kyle Philips 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Zack Moss 36.5 2 2 30 15 15 0 26
Josh Downs 15.7 6 6 97 16.2 16.2 0 38
Michael Pittman Jr. 10.2 7 5 52 7.4 10.4 0 27
Jonathan Taylor 4.4 1 1 16 16 16 0 16
Drew Ogletree 3.6 2 2 16 8 8 0 13
Kylen Granson 3.5 3 2 15 5 7.5 0 9
Mo Alie-Cox 2.7 1 1 17 17 17 0 17
Alec Pierce 2 2 1 10 5 10 0 10
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