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Was Farrior hit on Gage penalty worthy?

9/10/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

PITTSBURGH -- In a tight game where the first score could do a lot to the crowd’s mood, the Titans have blown the game’s best two chances.

Rob Bironas missed a 37-yard field goal wide right and just had a 31-yarder blocked by Aaron Smith in what remains a 0-0 game.

Question on the third-down play just before the block: Didn’t James Farrior deliver a hit with his helmet to the head of Justin Gage, who should have qualified as a defenseless receiver in the back of the end zone?

Gage got his hands on the Kerry Collins’ pass but it fell incomplete.