After missing last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins with a strained hamstring, it's now nearly a certainty Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will play Monday against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Indianapolis Colts roll into tonight's game with a bit of momentum having won their previous game. He missed the game last weekend, a 16-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins on the road. The Colts' offense, sparked by the play of T.Y. Hilton, has managed to beat two of the league's 0-6 teams in San Francisco and Cleveland.
Update: ESPN's Cameron Wolfe says the decision "will likely linger until game day for the second consecutive week".
The Titans also kept both Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden active against the Colts.
In four starts this season, Mariota has struggled to the tune of less than 200 passing yards per game with three passing touchdowns and three interceptions. They'll be looking to build some momentum in time for Andrew Luck's eventual return to the lineup.
Before the season and before the current injuries, the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans were projected as contenders in the AFC South. I think they'll be able to hem in Tennessee's power running game and keep this one close enough to cover.