Sherman And Seahawks Too Strong For Titans Win 20-13


Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle — Seahawks 20, Titans 13: Marshawn Lynch rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns and Russell Wilson passed for 257 yards and rushed for 61 more as Seattle conquered Tennessee for its 11th uninterrupted home win.

Steven Hauschka kicked two field goals – as well as the go-ahead 29-yarder early in the 4th quarter – to aid the Seahawks (5-1) to stay in first place in the NFC West. Seattle outgained the Titans (3-3) by a 404-223 margin.

Richard Sherman intercepted Tennessee’s Ryan Fitzpatrick on the first offensive play after Hauschka’s tiebreaking field goal. The takeaway set up a 3-yard scoring run by Lynch that gave the Seahawks a 20-10 upper hand with 7:33 remaining.

The Titans cut their deficit to seven on a 25-yard field goal by Rob Bironas with 2:18 remaining. But Seattle logged two first downs – one when defensive end Lavar Edwards jumped offside – to cap the win.

Tennessee led 10-7 at halftime due to a strange play in which Jason McCourty batted the ball away from holder Chris Maragos and gathered it up and sprinted 77 yards for a touchdown as time expired. Maragos was serving as the holder due to Jon Ryan being pushed into service as the kicker while Hauschka was in the locker room getting treatment for a facial injury.

Sherman recorded his third interception of the season and has seven in his last six home games.

Titans RB Chris Johnson was detained to 33 yards on 12 rushes and has just 71 yards on 37 carries over the last three games. … Seattle MLB Bobby Wagner sat out with a high ankle sprain.

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