The Tennessee Titans had plenty of mistakes in Sunday’s 19-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Seven turnovers are just the beginning of the Titans myriad of miscues in the game.
Even though Tennessee’s defense kept the Titans in the game despite its offensive woes, there was at least one defensive gaffe that hurt in the first quarter.
With the Steelers driving to the Tennessee 21-yard line and holding a 7-3 lead, Pittsburgh quarterback Dennis Dixon fumbled the snap from center Maurkice Pouncey and the ball bounced right to Titans linebacker Jamie Winborn.
Instead of falling on the football, Winborn went for the scoop and score, seeing nothing but green pasture in front of him. There was only one problem, a Steelers player hit Winborn just as he reached for the football, knocking it away from him and into the arms of Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace, who fell on the ball for a four-yard loss.
“I was picking it up to run with it, and I don't know if somebody knocked it out of my hands as I was getting ready to go with it,” Winborn said. “But now that I look back at it now, I say well, 'Dang, I should have fell on it.' But the opportunity was there. It was six points, if I could get the ball."
The Steelers wound up converting the possession into the second of Jeff Reed's four field goals.