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TITANS TRAVEL TO SEATTLE TO FACE SEAHAWKS

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans (1-0) travel west in Week 2 to face the reigning NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks (1-0).  Kickoff at Lumen Field (capacity 68,740) is scheduled for 1:25 PDT/3:25 CDT on Sunday, Sept. 19. The two clubs last met on Sept. 24, 2017, when the Titans won 33-27 in Tennessee. The Titans have not traveled to Seattle since suffering a loss there Oct. 13, 2013.

 

TITANS LOOK TO REGROUP AFTER WEEK 1
The Titans hosted the Arizona Cardinals last week to begin the 2021 season. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray accounted for five touchdowns (four passing and one rushing), and outside linebacker Chandler Jones totaled five sacks to help the Cardinals fly out of Nissan Stadium with a 38-13 victory.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed a touchdown pass to wide receiver A.J. Brown and rushed for another score. Dating back to the 2020 season, Tannehill has 14 consecutive games with one or more touchdown passes (tied for fifth in franchise history), and he has registered four consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass and at least one rushing touchdown (tied for second in the NFL since 1970).

Titans running back Derrick Henry, the NFL’s back-to-back reigning rushing champion, began the season with a team-high 58 rushing yards on 17 attempts. On defense, the Titans got sacks from outside linebacker Harold Landry III and defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, and safety Kevin Byard recorded his 19th career interception to move into a tie for 15th place on the franchise’s career interception list.

THE SEAHAWKS
Head coach Pete Carroll is in his 12th year on the Seattle sideline. He led the Seahawks to the playoffs in nine of his first 11 years on the job, including last year’s division championship after finishing 12-4.

Quarterback Russell Wilson has started every game for the Seahawks since he was a third-round draft pick in 2012. At the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, he ranked second in NFL history for the most passing touchdowns in a player’s first nine seasons with 267 (Peyton Manning, 275), and he became the only quarterback in NFL history with a winning record in each of his first nine seasons.

The Seahawks opened last week at Indianapolis. Wilson passed for four touchdowns, including two to wide receiver Tyler Lockett, as the Seahawks rolled to a 28-16 victory.

 

SERIES AT A GLANCE

Overall series (regular & postseason): Seahawks lead 10-7
Regular season series: Seahawks lead 10-6
Postseason series: Titans lead 1-0
Total points: Titans 330, Seahawks 345
Current streak: One win by Titans
Titans at home vs. Seahawks: 5-3 (including 1-0 playoffs)
Titans on road vs. Seahawks: 2-7
Longest winning streak by Titans: 3 (1981-87)
Longest losing streak by Titans: 5 (1994-05)
Titans vs. Seahawks at Nissan Stadium: 1-1
Last time at Nissan Stadium: Seahawks 27 at TITANS 33 (9-24-17)
Titans vs. Seahawks at Lumen Field: 1-1
Last time at Lumen Field: Titans 13 at SEAHAWKS 20 (10-13-13)
First time: OILERS 22 at Seahawks 10 (11-20-77)
Mike Vrabel’s record vs. Seahawks: 0-0
Pete Carroll’s record vs. Titans: 2-2 (0-1 with N.Y. Jets, 1-0 with New England, 1-1 with Seattle)
Mike Vrabel’s record vs. Pete Carroll: 0-0

A TITANS VICTORY WOULD …
Improve Mike Vrabel’s career record to 32-22 as a head coach, including playoffs.
Give Mike Vrabel his 30th career win in the regular season.
Improve QB Ryan Tannehill’s combined starting record in the regular season and playoffs to 63-57, including a 21-11 record with the Titans.

 

SERIES HISTORY

The Titans and Seahawks have met 17 times during the regular season and postseason. The Seahawks lead the series 10-7, although the Titans have won the lone playoff game between the clubs. Seattle has won eight of the last 11 matchups.

The Seahawks visited Nissan Stadium most recently on Sept. 24, 2017. The Titans used 115 rushing yards by DeMarco Murray and two touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota to pull out a 33-27 win. Murray picked up 75 of his rushing yards on a touchdown run.

The last time the Titans and Seahawks met at Lumen Field was Oct. 13, 2013. The score was tied 10-10 at the start of the fourth  quarter, but the Seahawks surged ahead for a 20-13 victory. The Seahawks defense limited Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to 171 yards and intercepted two of his passes.

In a memorable 2009 season finale at Lumen Field (Jan. 3, 2010), Titans running back Chris Johnson became the sixth player in NFL history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a season, and he also set a new NFL record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage in a season. His final carry of the day resulted in a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to give the Titans a 17-13 win.

The Seahawks began play as an expansion team in the NFC West in 1976. One season later, they were moved to the AFC West and played the then-Houston Oilers for the first time. The Oilers won the initial meeting (Nov. 20) by a 22-10 final score.

In a 1987 Wild Card Playoff game, the Oilers defeated the Seahawks at the Astrodome 23-20 in overtime. It was the Oilers’ first playoff victory since the 1979 season.

The Seahawks migrated from the AFC West to the NFC West to begin the 2002 season, when the league was realigned to eight four-team divisions. The same year Lumen Field opened. Prior to that the Seahawks played their home games at the Kingdome.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS
TITANS vs. SEAHAWKS
Seahawks lead 10-7
Date Site W/L Score
11-20-77 Sea W 22-10
10-21-79 Sea L 14-34
10-5-80 Hou L 7-26
10-11-81 Hou W 35-17
9-19-82 Hou W 23-21
1-3-88 Hou W 23-20 OT (WC)
11-13-88 Sea L 24-27
12-2-90 Sea L 10-13 OT
11-7-93 Hou W 24-14
12-11-94 Hou L 14-16
11-3-96 Sea L 16-23
10-5-97 Sea L 13-16
11-29-98 Sea L 18-20
12-18-05 Tenn L 24-28
1-3-10 Sea W 17-13
10-13-13 Sea L 13-20
9-24-17 Tenn W 33-27

 

MOST RECENT MATCHUPS

2017 Week 3 • Sept. 24, 2017 • Seahawks 27 at TITANS 33
The Titans score 24 points in the second half, including 21 in the third quarter … Marcus Mariota completes touchdown passes to Rishard Matthews (55 yards) and Jonnu Smith (24 yards) … DeMarco Murray rushes for 115 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, and the team totals 195 yards on the ground … Ryan Succop makes all five field goal attempts … Seattle’s Russell Wilson passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns.

GAME RECAP
The Titans returned home in Week 3 of the 2017 season to host the Seattle Seahawks for the first time since 2005. Tennessee  improved to 2-1 on the season with a 33-27 victory.

The first quarter saw eight straight punts from both teams, four from Tennessee and four from Seattle. LBs Jayon Brown and Wesley Woodyard made crucial third down stops that halted the Seattle offense.

QB Marcus Mariota converted a third down on a 17-yard pass to WR Eric Decker to close out the first quarter. On the first play of the second quarter, Mariota ran the ball in for a touchdown but it was called back due to a holding penalty on Decker. Tennessee was forced to settle for a 24-yard field goal by K Ryan Succop to put the Titans on the board, 3-0.

The Tennessee defense took the field and forced Seattle’s fifth consecutive threeand-out. After a late hit by Sherman on Mariota that caused an on-field scuffle, the Titans offense lengthened the lead to 6-0 on a 37-yard field goal by Succop.

In the second quarter, CB Adoree’ Jackson returned a punt 80 yards for a score, but the touchdown was nullified due to a penalty. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson hit WR Doug Baldwin for a four-yard touchdown, but Tennessee responded with another field goal to put the Titans back on top 9-7 heading into halftime.

In the third stanza, Mariota connected with both WR Rishard Matthews for a 55-yard score and TE Jonnu Smith for a 24-yard touchdown, increasing the Titans lead to 23-14. RB DeMarco Murray also ran in a 75-yard score, which tied for his second-longest career rush, to increase the margin to 30-14.

In the fourth quarter, Seattle added a pair of touchdowns by both TE Luke Willson and WR Paul Richardson, but failed to execute a two point conversion. Succop converted his fourth field goal of the day as Tennessee sealed a 33-27 home victory.

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