For three and a half quarters, LP Field was electric today. The Titans were dominating, the fans were into it and the game had a playoff-like atmosphere. It was an exciting game and when the Titans went up by two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter, it looked like we'd be walking away with a hard fought win against a great team. Not just a win, but one in which the defense had been dominant.
And then 20-unanswered points later, I can only scratch my head in disbelief and go--what in the world happened?!?
It'd be easy to blame the poor officiating in the final two minutes. I could go on for pages about how the "catch" on 4th down by the Chargers wasn't a catch. And that review showed it. And that the officials have to be blind to not see that and overturn a bad call. I could say all that, but I won't.
I could also point out that on our last drive, we should have caught the ball and held on, pretty much ending the game. Or I could point out that our defense gave us opportunity after opportunity that we failed to do anything with on offense in the first half. Or I could point out that had we made that missed, chip-shot field goal, we'd've won by three.
But I won't. Instead, I'll just hang my head, sigh heavily and lament that we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Oh well, on the bright side, I had really good seats at the game that didn't cost me a dime. So, that's good...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/09/2007 04:21:00 PM