BY SPNW Staff 06:30AM 10/14/2013

Photo time: Seahawks flub less than Titans

Undeterred by five fumbles, the Seahawks, trailing for the first time at home this season, played just well enough offensively against a stout Tennessee D to prevail.

Missing practice time in the week leading up to the game didn’t stop Lynch from totaling 155 all-purpose yards. / Drew McKenzie

It was far from an aesthetic masterpiece, though Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch may feel otherwise. Sherman’s fourth-quarter interception set up Seattle’s go-ahead touchdown in a 20-13 win Sunday against the Titans. Lynch provided 21 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns while leading the team in receiving, grabbing four passes for a career-high 78 yards.

Sportpress Northwest photographers Drew Sellers and Drew McKenzie provided the images on a sunny fall afternoon at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went 23 of 31 for 257 passing yards, but didn’t throw a touchdown or interception. He also added 10 runs for 61 yards, moving to 11-0 at home in his young career. The Seahawks rank 25th in the NFL in passing yards (207.4 per game.)

Russell Wilson didn’t turn the ball over for the first time this season. / Drew Sellers

When will Golden Tate live up to his billing as a go-to wide receiver? He caught a team-high five passes Sunday, though he only totaled 33 yards against an underrated Titans’ defense.

In his fourth year with the Seahawks, Tate has 23 catches for 269 receiving yards and a touchdown. / Drew Sellers

Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, a University of Washington graduate, took out his anger by stiff-arming this Titans defender a day after his Huskies lost to Oregon for the 10th straight year, 45-24.

Jermaine Kearse hauled in 3 passes for 17 yards. / Drew McKenzie

The Seahawks fumbled five times (losing two), yet didn’t let the miscues (see Chris Maragos) prevent them from moving to 5-1, 3-0 at home. Heading into a Thursday night game against the Cardinals in Phoenix, Seattle is a game better than the 49ers (4-2), who pulled away late to beat Arizona 32-20 Sunday.

Through six games, Seattle leads the NFL with 17 takeaways. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s secondary picked off two Ryan Fitzpatrick passes with the help of some decent pressure up front. Even better: The Titans managed only 223 yards of total offense.

Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett recorded just a single tackle, but he made it count. The sack pushed his season total to 3.5. / Drew Sellers


  • Barry Patrick O’Hara

    I gotta say… This team needs work, although i’m surprised we’ve won games without a proper offensive line. I think this is just the beginning of a massively good run.