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Report: Officials erred in safety ruling, costing Miami two points

First, it was Tennessee that got jobbed by officials. Then, it was Washington. Now, we find out the Dolphins did, too. Needless to say, it was not a good weekend for the league’s officiating crews with three high-profile blown calls. Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reported Tuesday that the NFL has determined officials [more]

Kirk Cousins, Mike Mularkey are right about officiating

When it comes to player and coaching errors, NFL teams have no choice but to be transparent; they regularly face the media, starting with the moments after the game in which they made the mistake about which they’ll be grilled by reporters. So Titans coach Mike Mularkey is right. Regardless of the private accountability that [more]

Delanie Walker: Frustrating that we’re not scoring more points

The Titans are 6-4 and holding strong odds for their first postseason berth since 2008, but it’s fair to say that the season hasn’t gone as hoped on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback Marcus Mariota‘s recovery from a fractured fibula, moves designed to improve the receiving corps and the return of the key [more]

Colts think Jacoby Brissett will be ready to start Sunday

The Colts think they came out of their bye week with their starting quarterback healthy and ready to go. Then again, they thought they were coming out of their offseason with their starting quarterback healthy and ready to go, so they’ve kind of lost the benefit of the doubt on some of this stuff. As it [more]

Mike Mularkey wants officials held accountable publicly

On Monday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey called for the league to hold officials accountable publicly, urging the NFL to “say it like it is, quit hiding things.” Mularkey’s irritation stemmed from referee Ronald Torbert and his crew’s mistake at the end of the first half Thursday, which led to a Steelers field goal. Titans defensive [more]

NFL pipeline should have been used to fix Titans-Steelers fumble ruling

Several years ago, the NFL opened up a real-time fiber line from the league office to every game site, in order to permit assistance and consultation with the replay review process. The league has since expanded the use of the pipeline to include matters relating to game administration. Here’s the rule, as it’s currently written: “The [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers, Patriots atop the conference

Some things never change. The Steelers and Patriots are the two franchises that have played in the AFC Championship Game the most, and the Steelers and Patriots are the two teams atop the AFC this year. Here’s how the AFC playoff picture looks, with each team now having played 10 games: LEADERS 1. Steelers (8-2): [more]

Mike Mularkey: Media criticize Marcus Mariota’s interceptions, ignore the throws he makes

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota took the blame for Thursday night’s loss to the Steelers, but coach Mike Mularkey is defending Mariota from reporters who are also giving Mariota the blame. Mularkey said that reporters are focusing too much on Mariota’s four interceptions and not enough on several good throws he made. “Nobody ever talks about [more]

Corey Davis still trying to find his way

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota asked to be blamed for Thursday night’s loss to the Steelers because he threw four interceptions and he shouldn’t have a hard time finding people willing to take him up on that offer. According to Titans coach Mike Mularkey, Mariota isn’t the only one deserving of it. Mularkey said after the [more]

Marcus Mariota takes the blame for the Titans’ loss

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four interceptions in Tennessee’s 40-17 loss in Pittsburgh last night, and afterward he took full blame. “If you throw four interceptions it is tough to win,” Mariota said. “A lot of credit to Pittsburgh, they made a bunch of plays and got the best of us tonight. [The interceptions] are [more]

Marcus Mariota shoulders blame for four INTs against Steelers

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had never thrown more than two interceptions in a game prior to Thursday night’s game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers managed to pick off Mariota four times in a 40-17 victory of the Titans. “I mean those are on me. When it comes down to it I’m the one that makes [more]

Thursday Night wrap-up: Steelers roll Titans 40-17

The Steelers haven’t wrapped up the AFC North title or a playoff berth just yet, but go ahead and pencil them in. Or use ink if you prefer. The Steelers won their fifth game in a row, and, at 8-2, they have four more victories than the second-place Ravens. Pittsburgh hasn’t lost since Ben Roethlisberger‘s [more]

Steelers pulling away, up 30-17 early in fourth quarter

The yards were even after three quarters with the teams tied at 264. But on the first play of the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh got 1 more yard and has started to pull away, up 30-17. The Steelers thought they had a touchdown on the final play of the third quarter, but replay reversed Le'Veon Bell‘s [more]

Officials err on spot after Antonio Brown’s fumble

Officials apparently forgot the “Holy Roller Rule.” For those too young to remember, Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, about to be sacked, “fumbled” the ball forward on the final play against the Chargers in 1978. Running back Pete Banaszak “fumbled” it forward again. Tight end Dave Casper batted and kicked the ball forward until falling on [more]

Steelers lead 16-7 at halftime

The Steelers lead 16-7 at halftime, but they could have had more. Pittsburgh scored only six points off two Marcus Mariota interceptions that set them up deep in Tennessee territory. Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton picked Mariota on the Titans’ first possession, returning it 26 yards to the Tennessee 24. The Steelers, though, got a facemask [more]

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