Those who attended Monday night’s game between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills in Nashville witnessed an absolute thriller.
But for some reason, ESPN's "Monday Night Football" play-by-play broadcaster Steve Levy seemed infatuated with the notion that Titans fans showed up to their own team’s game.
Members of "Bills Mafia" took notice.
In the first half, Levy remarked how the idea of Bills fans taking over Nissan Stadium was overrated, even though ESPN’s own graphics showed an estimated 58% of fans in attendance were cheering for the Bills.
Later, when the crowd popped for big Titans plays, Levy proclaimed “these Titans fans have come out in big numbers!”
As if that’s the exception for NFL games, and not the rule.
Social media users also noticed other mistakes from the broadcast, such as Levy misidentifying Josh Allen as “Ryan Tannehill” late in the affair when the Bills quarterback batted a ball to the ground.
Still, the broadcast wasn't entirely slanted towards Tennessee. During the postgame show, analyst Brian Griese defended Sean McDermott for his decision to go for the quarterback sneak on 4th-and-inches with Allen near the end of regulation. His explanation made a lot of sense.
“The fact is, Tennessee scored six times to end the game. Four of those were touchdowns,” he said. “Then you go back to flipping a coin at the 50-yard line. I like putting the ball in my best player’s hands rather than depending on a coin flip.”
Levy may have undersold Bills fans, but at least the booth didn’t undersell the coach.