Three giveaways, insufficient run defense created brutal Titans' loss

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The last question asked and answered, Mike Vrabel got the nod that he was good to step away from the podium and hit the shower.

“Sweet,” he said sarcastically, free to move on to pulling lessons out of a disastrous trip to play the Bills and advance to planning for the Ravens visit to Nashville in a week.IMG 5577

He knew there wasn’t anything sweet about the game he’d just coached, where his offense handed the ball away three times and lost, 13-12, on a last-second Stephen Hauschka field goal from 46 yards out.

The Titans weathered a great deal in the first month of Vrabel’s first season and emerged 3-1. But they fell back into the long-standing temptation to play to the level of the competition here at New Era Field.

The giveaways -- by Taywan Taylor, Marcus Mariota and Dion Lewis – were the primary culprit, setting up 10 points for the Bills.

A week after a very strong performance in an overtime thriller against the Eagles, Mariota was incredibly mediocre, hitting on 14 of 26

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