More than two, apparently.
Titans receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine was clearly short of the line to gain (the Steelers' 9½ yard line) on a fourth down catch with 46 seconds left and the Steelers leading 19-13. Yet the officiating crew, led by Brad Rogers, spotted the ball just inside the Steelers' 10.
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And even then, the first down measurement was close. It appeared the spot would have given the Titans a first down by a hair, but Rogers ruled the measurement short of the line to gain.
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The play went under review, and the ball was marked clearly (and correctly) short. Pittsburgh took a knee to win the game, 19-13.
In summary: The Titans were given a more-than-favorable spot and were ruled marginally short upon measurement on fourth down. Rogers and his crew ended up with the right call, which is all they should care about, but an iffy measurement and a awful spot added too much intrigue into a play that should have been simply called short.
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