Greg Cote

Greg Cote’s Thursday NFL pick

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.

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