NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans didn’t need another Music City Miracle – just a few kicks and a helpful call from the latest NFL officiating crew to make playoff headlines.
After a series of kicks – some counted, some didn’t – Joe Nedney made a 26-yard field goal 2:15 into overtime that gave the Titans a bruising 34-31 playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
Officiating, in the news all week, once again played a key role in the outcome.
Steelers coach Bill Cowher sprinted across the field and shouted at referee Ron Blum after the winning kick. As the Titans celebrated, Cowher claimed he called a timeout before the kick.