OK, everyone gets a bad call once in a while. OK, the colts have made some dumb penalties and mistakes. OK, officials are human. With all that in mind, I want to set aside every single awful call from last night (illegal contact of Jackson? why, cause he stripped the receiver?) and focus in on what was truly an unforgivable error: the missed fumble.
It was the first quarter and the Colts were stoning the Titans. Keyunta Dawson hits Chris Johnson and the ball comes squirting out. Johnson was nowhere NEAR the turf, the Colts come up with the ball, the turnover flag is dropped and...nothing happens. No fumble is called, no recovery by the Colts, the Titans get the ball exactly where the COLTS came up with it not thirty seconds before. The replay shows a clear fumble, a challenge would be won without question, but...well, I guess that didn't happen. The refs just didn't SEE what they are paid to watch for above all else, even though tens of millions DID see it. Into the memory hole it goes, Titans come out with a field goal.
I understand that referees are human, but this is past the line of reasonable doubt. None of those official should ever work anything but high school games again.