Greg Cote’s Thursday NFL pick

11/14/2013 12:01 AM

11/14/2013 12:24 AM

COLTS (6-3) at TITANS (4-5)

Line: IND by 3.

Cote’s pick: IND 24-20.

TV: 8:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL Network (airing in South Florida).

Dueling embarrassments! Whose home loss was more shameful last week: Indy losing 38-8 to the Rams? Or Tennessee losing 29-27 to the previously winless Jaguars? It’s a close call that should imbue both of these AFC South rivals with much incentive as NFL Week 11 kicks off. Colts and Titans are comparable defensively and in their running games. The separation, to me, is that one team has Andrew Luck and the other has Ryan Fitzpatrick out of the bullpen for the injured Jake Locker. Better to be Luck-y. Don’t see venue as a big factor here. Tenners have lost three in a row at home, and Indy is on an 8-1 series run, including three of past four in Nashville. As much as home ’dogs always tempt, especially in prime time, the Titans, with 13 turnovers in their past five games, are simply less trustworthy than Nags right now.

About Greg Cote

Greg Cote

@gregcote

Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.

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