Titans frustrated after OT loss drops them to 3-5

Associated Press Modified: October 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm •  Published: October 29, 2012

"We all still feel it's a fumble," Verner said. "That's the call they made, and we have to live with it."

Of course, Colts interim coach Bruce Arians thought officials made "a dang good call" and said he heard a whistle stopping the play.

"You'd have felt terrible had we lost the game there," Arians said.

Britt said they knew going into the game that the crew headed by referee Al Riveron called the most offensive penalties in the NFL last season and he should have been smarter. But he was flagged for two pass interferences in the first half. Britt also wanted more deep passes with Colts cornerback Vontae Davis spraining his left knee on the opening drive.

"Everybody's just anxious to get back out there and do their job and ready to get this turned around ..." Britt said. "Everybody's frustrated at losing a close game like that. All the games we won so far were overtime or close games. ... We believe we could've made it happen."

The Titans now have to get over it quickly with Chicago (6-1) visiting Sunday.

Veteran Matt Hasselbeck will start his fifth straight game while the Titans wait for Jake Locker's shoulder to heal enough that doctors clear him to return to full practice. Locker dislocated his left, non-throwing shoulder for the second time in four games on Sept. 30, breaking a piece of bone in the front of the shoulder.

The Titans visit Miami on Nov. 11 before their bye week, so they might give Locker that time to further heal.

"We're not making decisions too far out," Munchak said. "It's more just a day-to-day thing now."

NOTES: Munchak said left tackle Michael Roos will practice this week after snapping his 119-game consecutive starts streak against the Colts due to an appendectomy last week. ... The Titans were waiting to see what an MRI exam on right guard Leroy Harris' right knee found after he was hurt on the opening drive and missed the rest of the game. ... Munchak said he expects right tackle David Stewart might miss some practice but should be ready against the Bears.


AP Sports Writer Michael Marot in Indianapolis contributed to this report.


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