Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians didn’t mince words Monday when he opened his news conference by criticizing officials for an early whistle that cost his team a go-ahead touchdown late in Sunday’s 27-23 loss at the Tennessee Titans.

With 3:45 to go in the fourth quarter, the Titans lined up for a field goal and faked it.

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Bucs linebacker Devin White tackled the holder, Titans punter Brett Kern, stripping him of the ball.

Safety Andrew Adams recovered it and ran it in for what would have been a touchdown.

But an early whistle blew the play dead, so it was instead ruled a turnover on downs.

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