Glennon’s 10 takeaways from Titans’ first loss of the season

By John Glennon

Three points down, two-and-a-half minutes left in the game and the ball in their hands.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the Titans seemingly had the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers right where they wanted them.

Constructing comeback victories, after all, is what the Titans have been all about this season: Tannehill had engineered four game-winning drives in five of the team's victories before Sunday, contests that ended with three game-winning field goals by Stephen Gostkowski and one game-winning touchdown run by Derrick Henry.

So as hard as it was to believe, the Titans – who'd trailed 27-7 early in the third quarter – looked as if they might be on the verge of pulling off another stunner in the closing seconds. In fact, when the Titans drove to Pittsburgh's 25 with a minute still left on the clock, it looked as they might even win in regulation – not just send the contest to overtime.

Alas for the Titans, one intentional grounding call and one Gostkowski miss from 45 yards brought an end to the team's magic, leaving players a bit stunned in the aftermath of the Titans' 27-24 loss to Pittsburgh.

“It's a gut punch,” Tannehill said. “We were able to score some points and put ourselves in position there to tie it up with the field goal at the end. So proud of the way . . .

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