The Seattle Seahawks and their 12th Man will host the Tennessee Titans this weekend after suffering their first loss of the season to Indianapolis on the road in week 5.
The Century Link win streak for Seattle sits at 10 games and is expected to increase this week in blowout fashion (betting lines sit on Seattle as 14.5 favorites) against the 3-2 Titans. The Seahawks are currently 4-1 and on top of the NFC West, and hold a 61-29 record at home since moving to the division in 2002.
The Titans collectively believe they can get it done though after struggling to a 26-17 loss at the hands of Kansas City last week. It may take more than belief to actually go in and knock off the Seahawks, but at least they’re all saying the right things.
Receiver Nate Washington said this is a “huge opportunity to make some noise in the league”. Center Rob Turner said “We understand it’s going to be loud, don’t make a bigger deal of it than it is”. Safety Michael Griffin said “We have to go out there and play our game, we know it’s going to be a hostile environment”.
Tennessee knocked of Pittsburgh and almost got Houston, both games on the road. This will be a different test, but they are drawing on those games as loud environments in which they’ve had success within the last month.
One way or another, it will take a full game to go in and knock out Seattle and the Titans will have to do it without their starting quarterback Jake Locker, who also missed the Kansas City game. They would do well to continue to limit their giveaways (the first two of the season coming late in last week’s loss), turnovers that always turn games around in Seattle.