Loser: Cairo Santos (and a little bit of ref talk)
I am in shock. There are converted punters who can hit 30ish yard field goals at a high clip.
Not 1. Not 2. Not 3. But 4 missed field goals. I mean, what more could the Titans offense have done? You get in field goal range 4 times for an average distance of 43 yards, and your kicker misses every one of them.
I can guess what you are going to say, and I understand that the Titans offense should have converted and score touchdowns instead of leaving it to the kicker. Here is the thing: They did!
The Titans had four plays today that got into the endzone. Three of them were waved off:
1. Was a Marcus Mariota dive where his knee was down, but I am not sure he was touched before breaking the plane.
2. A short touchdown run to the left where Jack Conklin got called for a hold even though he was on the backside of the play and it wasn’t a hold.
3. A TD pass where Mariota was called past the line of scrimmage when he threw it, though the call stood instead of being confirmed meaning that it likely would have stood either way.
When your offense does all of that and you leave 12 points on the board, then a lot of the loss falls on your shoulders.