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WATCH: Officials miss blatant penalty against Saints, costs Titans big time

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The Tennessee Titans were looking to drive down the field late in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

This is when Ryan Tannehill hit Kalif Raymond on what would have been a huge first-down gain in a game that stood at 31-28 in favor of the Saints.

Unfortunately for the Titans, Raymond fumbled after an obviously illegal hit on Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.

That’s some horrible stuff right there. How in the world did officials miss this? It was a game-changing missed call.

It could also have wide-ranging implications in both the AFC and NFC Playoff races. Tennessee is trying to edge out the Pittsburgh Steelers for the final wild card spot in the AFC.

Meanwhile, New Orleans is battling with multiple teams for home-field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs.