Titans coach Mike Munchak confirmed Monday that Matt Hasselbeck is expected to start at quarterback in Week 8 against the Colts.
Jake Locker's shoulder needs one more week, although Hasselbeck's success under center may have plenty to do with it. Hasselbeck has engineered back-to-back wins over the Steelers and Bills, averaging under 6.5 yards per attempt but committing just one turnover and largely keeping the offense moving. Hasselbeck simply gives Tennessee more stability at this point. The sledding gets much tougher after the Colts game with Chicago and Miami's defenses on deck, so it will be interesting to see whether the Titans throw Locker back into that fire should Hasselbeck pull out a third straight victory. Tennessee can move to 4-4 and second place in the AFC South with a win over Indy.