Colts going with Freeman as starter vs. Titans

Josh Freeman in action for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Josh Freeman is starting for Indianapolis against Tennessee with the Colts clinging to slim playoff hopes.

Freeman gets the start at quarterback over Ryan Lindley because Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck are inactive and Charlie Whitehurst is on injured reserve. It’s Freeman’s first start Oct. 21, 2013, with Minnesota. He started 59 games for Tampa Bay and one for the Vikings.

The Colts must beat the Titans and need eight other teams to win to secure the AFC South title.

Here are the inactives:

TENNESSEE AT INDIANAPOLIS

TITANS: QB Marcus Mariota, WR Kendall Wright, WR Damaris Johnson, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Josh Aubrey, OT Taylor Lewan and DE Ropati Pitoitua

COLTS: QB Stephen Morris, QB Matt Hasselbeck, QB Andrew Luck, S Winston Guy, LB Sio Moore, LB Trent Cole, DT Kelcy Quarles.

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NEW ORLEANS AT ATLANTA

Saints: WR Marques Colston, QB Garrett Grayson, LB Dannell Ellerbe, DT Kaleb Eullis, OT Terron Armstead, OT Andrus Peat, TE Josh Hill, TE Rashaun Allen

Falcons: RB Tevin Coleman, S Robenson Therezie, LB Tyler Starr, OG Ben Garland, OT Bryce Harris, TE D.J. Tialavea, DE Malliciah Goodman.

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JACKSONVILLE AT HOUSTON

Jaguars: RB T.J. Yeldon, CB Demetrius McCray, LB Telvin Smith, OT Jermey Parnell, WR Bryan Walters, TE Nic Jacobs, DE Chris Smith.

Texans: WR Cecil Shorts, S Rahim Moore, ILB Justin Tuggle, G Oday Aboushi, TE Garrett Graham, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, DE Jeoffrey Pagan.

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WASHINGTON AT DALLAS

Redskins: LB Perry Riley Jr., T Trent Williams, DE Jason Hatcher, S Dashon Goldson, QB Robert Griffin III, RB Matt Jones, CB Quinton Dunbar.

Cowboys: LB Sean Lee, CB Morris Claiborne, G La'el Collins, QB Jameill Showers, WR Rodney Smith, T Chaz Green, WR Vince Mayle.

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DETROIT AT CHICAGO

Lions: WR Corey Fuller, RB George Winn, C Braxton Cave, DT Khyri Thornton, OT Corey Robinson, DT Gabe Wright, DE Jason Jones.

Bears: WR Eddie Royal, CB Jacoby Glenn, C Hroniss Grasu, OT Tayo Fabuluje, TE Zach Miller, DE Jarvis Jenkins, DL Terry Williams.

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BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI

Ravens: QB Jimmy Clausen, CB Tray Walker, CB Sheldon Price, CB Jumal Rolle, DB Jermaine Whitehead, LB Albert McClellan, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore.

Bengals: QB Andy Dalton, WR Mario Alford, OT Eric Winston, HB Ryan Hewitt, DT Marcus Hardison, DT Pat Sims, DE Will Clarke.

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NEW YORK JETS AT BUFFALO

Bills: QB Josh Johnson, WR Dez Lewis, RB LeSean McCoy, LB Nigel Bradham, DE Max Valles, DT T.J. Barnes, DE Lavar Edwards.

Jets: QB Bryce Petty, RB Bilal Powell, CB Dee Milliner, S Dion Bailey, LB Taiwan Jones, RG Dakota Dozier and LB Josh Martin.

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NEW ENGLAND AT MIAMI

Dolphins: QB Logan Thomas, CB Jamar Taylor, C Mike Pouncey, LB Jelani Jenkins, G Shelley Smith, T Ja'Wuan James, DT Earl Mitchell.

Patriots: DE Chandler Jones, WR Julian Edelman, LB Dont'a Hightower, T Sebastian Vollmer, DL Sealver Siliga, DB Justin Coleman, LB Jonathan Freeny.

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PITTSBURGH AT CLEVELAND

Steelers: QB Mike Vick, WR Sammie Coates, CB Droan Grant, RB Jordan Todman, LB L.J. Fort, OT Byron Stingily, DE L.T. Walton.

Browns: QB Johnny Manziel, WR Marlon Moore, DB Tramon Williams, RB Glenn Winston, DB Charles Gaines, WR Dwayne Bowe, LB Armonty Bryant.

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PHILADELPHIA AT NEW YORK GIANTS

Eagles: QB Thad Lewis, WR Jonathan Krause, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, CB Byron Maxwell, DB Jaylen Watkins, LB Steven Means, G/T Tanner Hawkinson.

Giants: WR Dwayne Harris, WR Geremy Davis, S Cooper Taylor, S Craig Dahl, T Emmett Cleary, DE Kerry Wynn, T Marshall Newhouse.