Jake Locker expects thumb MRI on Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Tennessee Titans' 29-28 loss to the Cleveland Browns at LP Field:

Collapse: The Browns' 25-point comeback was the largest in NFL history by a road team and tied for the third-biggest comeback in regular-season history.

Wrapped up: Jake Locker’s right hand and thumb were well wrapped. He said after the game it didn’t look like there was anything on X-rays, but he’ll probably have an MRI on Monday, as doctors want to check out some of the ligaments.

He said he was pumped up about the penalty on the play where he got hurt, but then looked down, realized the thumb was already swelling and he couldn’t really grip a ball.

The season is five games old, and he’s already suffered a wrist injury that cost him one game and a thumb injury that knocked him out of this one before halftime.

Crowd noise: The Titans were upset in Week 2 when “Let’s go Cowboys” chants broke out at LP Field, but they said they had to do things to prevent it. This time around, when the Browns were rallying and encouraging their fans, they too were able to evoke audible noise from people wearing orange and brown in a blue and red stadium.

Going for it: Ken Whisenhunt said he had the Titans go for a late fourth-and-1 from their own 42-yard line because he thought they’d effectively end the game with the gain. They considered other options but went with a Charlie Whitehurst sneak, and Whisenhunt emphasized that quarterback sneaks are the most effective short-yardage play in the NFL. The Browns surged and stopped him, although he got past the sticks after the whistle blew.

It set the stage for the Browns' touchdown drive that won the game.

Soundtrack: Part of the soundtrack fans heard as they shuffled out of the stadium was Mr. Mister’s “Broken Wings.” Can the Titans, in fact, learn to fly again?