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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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: