After a slow start, this game had all kinds of fireworks in the first half. Richard Sherman was the center of attention after managing to pick up three separate penalties on a single play. Sherman was jawing with the refs and probably deserved to be tossed at that point.
He followed that up with a blatant late hit on Marcus Mariota out of bounds. After his second personal foul penalty of the game, Sherman was the target of Taylor Lewan — who let him know all about it on the sideline.
Sherman tried to murder Mariota pic.twitter.com/UtGfIRHB25— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) September 24, 2017
That set the tone for this one.
Marcus Mariota took a quarterback keeper in for a touchdown, but a questionable hold on Eric Decker took that score off the board. The Titans would settle for a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
The second most frustrating thing of the half happened on what appeared to be an Adoree Jackson punt return for a touchdown. David Fluellen was flagged for a hold, bringing back what would have been a game-changing play.
Russell Wilson hit C.J. Prosise down the sideline for a field-flipping play, then capped off the drive with a throw to Doug Baldwin for the score. Adoree Jackson covered the route pretty well, but the throw and catch was just that good.
The Titans added a field goal as the half ended to retake the lead 9-7.
Seattle came out white hot offensively. They drove right down the field and scored, with Chris Carson getting into the endzone off a quick Wilson pass. The Titans had an answer though. It was a 55 yard screen to Rishard Matthews for six. Back and forth we went — the Titans led 16-14.
The Titans got a stop, got the ball back and scored again. It was Jonnu Smith catching another touchdown off another cool concept. Smith lined up at the fullback spot and ran a wheel route virtually uncovered. Tennessee opened their lead to 23-14.
DeMarco Murray continued the onslaught with a 75 yard touchdown run to extend the lead even wider. Seattle would come back with a quick drive of their own to bring it back to 30-20.
But the Seahawks couldn’t slow down the Titans. Derrick Henry picked up where DeMarco left off, stringing together chunk play after chunk play. The Titans added a field goal, taking control of the game.
The Seahawks were chasing their tails for the rest of the game. Russell Wilson was able to move the ball, but wasn’t able to score enough in the end.
Tennessee held on for a huge home win, moving to 2-1 on the year.