The Tennessee Titans suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday after a second-half comeback was stopped short with a missed field goal.
The Tennessee Titans came into Sunday undefeated, but the Titans had a loss next to their five wins at the end of Sunday.
After a lackluster first quarter, the Titans tried to come back and win another close game. The Titans entered halftime trailing 24-7, and it looked like the Steelers were going to dominate; and the Titans have no chance, but that changed in the second half.
The Titans were able to make it a 27-17 game at the end of the third quarter, and the fourth quarter was all Titans. Tennessee kicked off the fourth quarter with a 12 play, 70-yard drive to make it a three-point game, and at this point, it looked like the Titans had what it takes to beat the Steelers.
The Steelers followed that with a 16 play drive and went 4-for-5 on third downs on the drive. On the final third down, the Steelers’ luck ended as Armani Hooker intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger, and all of a sudden, after an eight-minute drive from the Steelers, the Titans were alive again.
Ryan Tannehill led the Titans 52 yards in 12 plays and put the Titans in field goal range. After Steven Gostkowski redeemed himself from his struggles early in the season, he has a chance to tie the game and send it to overtime, but unfortunately, the kick went wide right, and the surrender cobra stance swarmed through Titans fans throughout the Volunteer State.
Tannehill finished the day with another solid performance. He threw for 220 yards, two touchdowns and finished with a QBR of 69.5. A.J. Brown carried the receivers and had 153 receiving yards and a touchdown. Without Brown, who knows if the Titans would’ve been able to make the game close.
Derrick Henry had a decent day with 75 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Most of the yards came in the second half. Excluding Tennessee’s one touchdown drive, the Titans totaled six yards.
The defense struggled to get pressure on Big Ben. The defense had no sacks on the day and only had three QB hits on the day. The Steelers also had 362 total yards to the Titans’ 292 yards.
All around, it wasn’t the best day for the Titans on either side of the ball, but it’s also the first time the Titans played a competitive game against a contender.