I've already tackled the match-up of Ropati Pitoitua vs Paul McQuistan. What other spots should we be watching on Sunday?
1. RG Chance Warmack vs DT Brandon Mebane
Weirdly, this week will mark the first game where the Titans are playing a team who runs a 4-3 defense. Warmack has been good but not great in the running game, as he acclimates himself to the NFL level, and his pass protection still needs plenty of fine tuning. That said, he is a bull-strong player who'll be going up against a very stout run-stuffing defensive tackle in Brandon Mebane. While Turner will have to elevate his game in the middle of the line, this match-up could well decide if the Titans can run the ball. Can the rookie get it done?
2. CB Alterraun Verner vs WR Golden Tate
While most know Tate for the infamous "Fail Mary", the wideout has been putting together a good season so far for the Hawks (18 catches, 236 yards, 1 TD). While Doug Baldwin has been performing well in the interior, Tate has allowed Seattle to stretch defenses down the field. He will be matched up with the NFL's No 1. cover corner in ATV this week, in a battle that figures to make a big difference in the game's outcome. Russell Wilson has been victimized by a sub-par line so far this year, and that issue will only be compounded if his main weapons can't get open. Can Tate beat the coverage and provide some down-field targets for Wilson?
3. TE Delanie Walker vs ROLB KJ. Wright
The Seahawks figure to rotate cover guys when it comes to the Titans Tight Ends on Sunday. I expect Wagner to be playing the run more, and Wright to be assigned to cover Walker. With Fitzpatrick struggling to find rhythm early against the Chiefs, he figures to look to some easy short completions to move the chains. KJ. Wright has been playing at a high level for the Hawks for far this year, so it will be interesting to see how the two match up in the passing game.