Dec 23, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak has a word with NFL referee Clete Blakeman during game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Titans' Munchak says NFL told him they made 3 officiating mistakes in game

The Tennessee Titans lost a close game to the Indianapolis Colts and it felt like they were playing the officials. Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the NFL told him that the officials erred on three plays in the loss.

“Mistakes are going to happen,” Munchak said, via the Associated Press. “It’s upsetting when you feel they could affect a game one way or another. But you just want consistency when things aren’t going your way. But yeah, I don’t think there’s usually that many. But you know there’s going to be some mistakes. And it’s more learning from them as a staff and me as a head coach.

“That’s a fine line you walk every Sunday,” Munchak said. “This game is getting very hard to play because of a lot of the ways that it’s being called.”

A flag for unsportsmanlike conduct shouldn’t have been thrown for running back Shonn Greene clapping his hands in front of Colts safety LaRon Landry. Delanie Walker had a catch ruled an incompletion even after being reviewed, but the league says he did catch the pass. There was also a play where linebacker Moise Fokou was flagged for unnecessary roughness for hitting a running back in the back. That was ruled  a 15-yard penalty on top of the 20-yard reception, the league said it should have been a 5-yard illegal contact penalty.

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