Bishop, who jammed his helmet into the back of St. Louis tight end Ernie Conwell on a tackle, did have movement in his arms and legs before he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
"I lost feeling in my neck and left arm. But everything is cool now. I'm going to be OK,'' said Bishop, who was wearing a neck brace after the game.
"The doctors said I just pinched a nerve. It didn't mess up the bones or anything.''
Players on both teams prayed on the sidelines while Bishop was being tended to by trainers. St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner, a devout Christian, even knelt beside the motionless Bishop.
Bishop was taken to Piedmont Hospital for precautionary X-rays that were negative.
The injury left the Titans without both their starting safeties.
Second-year safety Perry Phenix replaced Bishop. Free safety Marcus Robertson broke his left leg in the AFC Championship game and was replaced by Anthony Dorsett.