Colts Look To Stave Off 0-3 Start Against AFC South Rivals On Sunday

Posted on September 22, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

The battle for the AFC South heats up this weekend when the Indianapolis Colts face off against the Tennessee Titans.

That game will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26.  All of the online sportsbooks in Indiana will be taking action on the matchup.

Carson Wentz injury

The Colts are sitting at 0-2 right now, and the path ahead isn’t a straight one.

Quarterback Carson Wentz may be out of the action for Sunday’s game. Wentz sprained both ankles during Week 2’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.

Injuries didn’t play a role in the game until the worst possible time.

Wentz injured his left ankle early on in the game.

He managed to play through the situation up until the Colts had the ball in-hand for a potential game-winning drive. That’s when he rolled his right ankle during a collision with Aaron Donald.

Wentz hobbled off the field with Jacob Eason coming in to replace him.

Eason’s time running the show didn’t last long. He threw at a quick 2-5 clip, but unfortunately, one of those throws was an interception that effectively ended Indy’s chances at winning the game.

Eason will be at the helm of the offense once again if Wentz isn’t available against the Titans.

Titans are Week 3 favorites against Colts

A Titans win and a Texans loss would give Tennessee the top spot in the AFC South.

The Titans want to take that position and the Colts are desperate to avoid starting the year 0-3. This should be an interesting one, especially for Hoosiers that like to bet on Colts games.

It’s no surprise given the uncertainty surrounding Wentz and the Colts, but the Titans are the odds-on favorites to win this week’s matchup.


Best sportsbook promos for Colts vs. Titans

There aren’t a ton of sportsbook deals out there for NFL Week 3 right now, but that will change soon.

It’s still early on in the week, so if neither of these deals peak your interest, just check back in with your favorite sportsbook closer to game day.

BetMGM bonus Touchdown Bet

Player props are a fun way to mix up the usual NFL betting experience.

Instead of wagering on a team to win or the points total, you’re betting on a specific player to rack up certain stats.

Prop betting is popular in Indiana, and BetMGM is looking to take advantage of that with its latest NFL promotion.

The sportsbook is offering a bonus bet for gamblers that wager on the first touchdown scorer of any NFL game.

Think Jonathan Taylor will score the first touchdown this Sunday? Then you can put money on it using BetMGM.

If your bet loses, then the company will refund you up to $25.

That refund will come in the form of bonus bets.

Just sign up for BetMGM below to use this promotion. Be sure to opt-in to the deal in the “Promotions” section of the sportsbook’s website or app.

Barstool Sportsbook Tailgate Tour

The Colts have a long-standing division rivalry with the Titans, and Barstool Sportsbook IN knows it.

The company is hoping to attract Colts bettors in Indianapolis using its brand-new “Tailgate Tour.”

This promotion is essentially a raffle that you can earn tickets to by gambling with Barstool Sportsbook.

After opting in, for every $50 in cash that you wager on select games, Barstool will give you one entry into the raffle.

Fifty gamblers will be randomly selected to win a pair of two tickets to the Tailgate Tour event in Indianapolis. The event is a big watch party for the Colts vs. Titans matchup on Halloween.

The party will be taking place at White River State Park, which makes this deal more appealing to fans in central Indiana.

This promotion certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a big Barstool fan, then a Colts watch party full of Stoolies could be right up your alley.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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