Oct 28, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard (33) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US

Tennessee Titans Robbed by Refs, Fall to Colts in OT

The Tennessee Titans lost, in one of the worst officiating games of the season, to the Indianapolis Colts in Nashville. That’s not how games should be. The Titans had just about every call going against them, including what should have been a fumble recovered near the Colts 20 yard line with seconds remaining in the game.

There was not even a review of the fumble, which the Titans couldn’t challenge due to it being within the final 2 minutes.

But that’s another article. The Titans offense bears the weight for this loss. They struggled against a poor defense and despite RB Chris Johnson getting 99 yards, the passing offense was ineffective for a good chunk of the game. They found rhythm in the final minutes but couldn’t get the ball within field goal range for K Rob Bironas.

The Titans offense found their stride early in the game but faded as the game went along. On the other side of the ball, the Titans defense had one of their strongest games yet, terrorizing Luck on nearly every play. That is until overtime, when Luck and the Colts running game pushed down the field in no time, ending the game with a great diving TD from RB Vick Ballard on a short pass from Luck.

Luck was scrambling for his life most of the game as Titans DE’s Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley consistently collapsed the pocket. Luck did escape a few turnovers, including a fumble and a dropped pick by CB Jason McCourty.

The game was a pretty tight one all the way up till the end. It’s too bad it’s marred by bad officiating.

Final Score: Titans 13 – Colts 19


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  • http://www.facebook.com/phill.lytle Phill Lytle

    I’m still sick about this game. It’s never easy beating another NFL plus the refs.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      It hurts all the more that is was a division rival that we got snubbed out of beating.

      My mind keeps saying we beat them, because we should have. It just won’t click. We got screwed, no way around it.

      Hopefully this one game doesn’t end up being the one at the end of the season that bites the Titans, but it sure feels like it will.

    • Shawn Eagle

      After talking to a few people on twitter….it really seems like this loss has been one of the toughest in awhile. That no call on the fumble was absolute horse s&*% but you gotta overcome that stuff sometimes.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    After the refs called pass inference on Kenny Britt, I quit watching the game and came back to the third Q to find out that we were leading 10-6. It is a shame that we lost!