The Tennessee Titans (3-2) will travel to CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks (4-1) at 4:05pm on Sunday. Both teams are coming off of losses last week, The Titans falling to the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs and the Seahawks losing their first game of the season against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Titans have been a pleasant surprise this year as they are just one game behind the AFC South leading Colts. It was apparent they made significant strides, particularly with the quarterback play of former Husky Jake Locker, however Locker went down with an injured hip two weeks ago and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be making his second consecutive start for Tennessee.
Line: Seahawks -14
Make no mistake though, the strength of this team is their defense. They have allowed less than 20 points in four of their five games this season. For them to be successful this season they will have to continue their strong defensive play.
Seattle will be deploying their not so secret weapon on Sunday, CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks have not lost a game at home since Christmas Eve of 2011. 2 weeks ago they even broke the Guinness World Record for loudest stadium. It will be a tall task for the Titans to pull out the upset, and make no mistake, this would be a significant upset. The Seahawks control the clock with the 2nd best running game in the NFL averaging over 150 yards a game, and they shut down opposing teams passing games ranking 3rd overall.
I can’t see the Titans pulling the upset here. I expect the Seahawks to be focused coming after their first loss. With Fitzpatrick at the helm, the Titans will have to get something going in the rushing game to be successful, and the Seahawks typically don’t allow much in that department. Look for Russell Wilson to have a big day.
Titans 13 – Seahawks 24