Final

Titans 13

(3-3, 1-2 away)

Seahawks 20

(5-1, 3-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

4:05 PM ET, October 13, 2013

CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA 

1 2 3 4 T
TEN 3 7 0 313
SEA 0 7 3 1020

Top Performers

Passing: R. Wilson (SEA) - 257 YDS

Rushing: M. Lynch (SEA) - 21 CAR, 77 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Lynch (SEA) - 4 REC, 78 YDS

Sloppy Seahawks put away Titans in 4th quarter

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SEATTLE -- Pete Carroll cracked jokes about decisions he regretted, and the odd plays and strange bounces on Sunday.

Seattle's coach was in a mood to smile because Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman came through to keep the Seattle Seahawks perfect at home.

Lynch ran for two touchdowns and had 155 all-purpose yards, Sherman got his third interception of the season early in the fourth quarter, and the Seahawks finally shook the Tennessee Titans for a 20-13 victory.

Seattle (5-1) won its 11th straight at home despite a long list of mistakes that allowed the Titans (3-3) to hang around in the game.

There was a careless turnover that ended one promising drive, a fortunate bounce that prevented another fumble and an unusual muffed field goal attempt that led to the Titans' only touchdown on the final play of the first half.

Despite the miscues, Lynch, Sherman and another solid game from quarterback Russell Wilson were enough for Seattle to stay atop the NFC West.

"We kind of made it rough on ourselves today," Carroll said. "We could have had a better day of it, but some stuff got away from us."

Lynch finished with 77 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 1 and 3 yards, and a career-best 78 yards on four receptions. Wilson was 23 of 31 for 257 yards, and Seattle dominated in total yardage, outgaining the Titans 404-223.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, making his second start in place of injured starter Jake Locker, completed 17 of 29 passes for 171 yards and threw two interceptions for Tennessee.

He made the mistake to challenge Sherman on the first play after Seattle took a 13-10 lead in the fourth quarter. Sherman didn't get faked out on a double move and held position to easily make the interception.

"We're putting ourselves in situations that you have to be perfect. You can't make one mistake," Tennessee coach Mike Munchak said.

Seattle turned the interception into points. Wilson found Sidney Rice for 24 yards to the Titans 3 and Lynch plowed in on the next play for a 10-point lead with 7:33 left.

"This is what we expect from one another," Sherman said. "We expect these kinds of plays, this kind of effort and we feel like we just clean the plays up."

Steven Hauschka kicked field goals of 31 and 29 yards in the second half for Seattle, but only after being injured in the first half, a development that led to a major special teams blunder and Tennessee's touchdown.

Hauschka was plowed by Darius Raynaud during the kickoff return following Lynch's first TD in the second quarter. Just before halftime, he was evaluated in the locker room for a possible concussion.

"That's the first time I've been popped like that. Usually I come out OK, but that's the first time I've taken it pretty bad," Hauschka said.

Chris Maragos, a reserve safety, was asked to hold on a short field goal attempt by punter Jon Ryan on the final play of the half rather than Seattle going for it on third-and-goal at the 4.

Maragos, a holder in college, caught the snap cleanly, but it slipped as he placed it down.

Instead of falling on the ball, Maragos tried to make a play. He was stripped by Michael Griffin and Jason McCourty picked up the loose ball and raced 77 yards to give the Titans a 10-7 halftime lead.

Carroll said in hindsight he should have gone for it.

"It should have been better awareness by me," Maragos said. "It's really all my fault. I should have knelt down on it or threw it down or something."

The mistakes continued on Seattle's first possession of the second half. Rice caught his first pass of the game, only to fumble as he was spun to the ground.

Eventually the mistakes subsided for Seattle, although they were helped early in the fourth quarter by a lucky bounce following three plays that covered 78 yards, including Wilson's 55-yard pass to Lynch.

On first down at the 2, Lynch ran to the left and had the ball knocked free by Moise Fokou. The ball bounced perfectly for Zach Brown, but he tried to pick it up and run. He never had control and it caromed into the arms of Wilson.

Instead of another costly red zone turnover, the Seahawks had second down at the 11. Hauschka eventually hit his second field goal.

"I felt like I was playing shortstop again," Wilson said.

Game notes


Fokou left in the fourth quarter with a knee sprain. Seattle DE Chris Clemons suffered a hyperextended elbow late and Carroll was unsure if he'd be back on Thursday in Arizona. ... Lynch's previous high was 58 yards receiving. ... Seattle benched CB Brandon Browner in the first half, but he played his normal role in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEN
SEA
1st Downs1324
Passing 1st downs
810
Rushing 1st downs
311
1st downs from penalties
23
3rd down efficiency
4-125-13
4th down efficiency
1-21-1
Total Plays5266
Total Yards223404
Yards per play4.36.1
Total Drives1010
Passing157253
Comp-Att
17-2923-31
Yards per pass
4.97.7
Interceptions thrown
20
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-142-4
Rushing66151
Rushing Attempts
2033
Yards per rush
3.34.6
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-12-5
Penalties7-446-65
Turnovers22
Fumbles lost
02
Interceptions thrown
20
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10
Possession26:3833:22

Passing Leaders

TENC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Fitzpatrick17/291715.9023-14
SEAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Wilson23/312578.3002-4

Rushing Leaders

TENCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzpatrick6335.5011
Johnson12332.808
SEACARYDSAVGTDLG
Lynch21773.7213
Wilson10616.1023

Receiving Leaders

TENRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wright56913.8032
Walker4297.3011
SEARECYDSAVGTDLG
Lynch47819.5055
Baldwin44812.0028

Scoring Summary

No Scoring Summary available

Research Notes

Russell Wilson was 13-of-17 for 189 yards on play-action passes Sunday. Wilson averaged 11.1 yards per attempt after play-action fakes (4.9 yards per attempt on all other passes).
Marshawn Lynch had 21 rushes for 77 yards and four catches for 78 yards on Sunday, his first career game with at least 75 rushing and 75 receiving yards. Lynch joined Jamaal Charles (Week 3 vs Eagles) and Reggie Bush (Week 1 vs Vikings) as the only players to reach those marks this season.

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