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Seahawks sneak away with 20-13 win over Titans

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The Titans proved they were a legitimate team by going to Seattle and taking the Seahawks best shot.

They also proved how much they missed the injured Jake Locker.

Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was the thing that held the Titans back from a road upset, as the Seahawks were able to hang on for a 20-13 lead. Fitzpatrick threw pair of interceptions, and the Titans managed just.

A 3-1 start is being spoiled, as the Titans (3-3) had many chances to leave with a win. While you could argue it took a lucky bounce to keep them in the game (Jason McCourty’s touchdown on a botched field goal try involving the backup holder), they were a botched-scoop-and-score attempt from linebacker Zach Brown from a 10-point swing.

Marshawn Lynch plodded ahead for 77 rushing yards on 21 attempts, while adding a surprising 78 receiving yards (including a 55-yarder that caught everyone off guard). With Russell Wilson running for 62 yards (and several key fourth down conversions), the Seahawks simply didn’t give the Titans many opportunities late.

The win moves the Seahawks to 5-1, but they have to feel fortunate they survived this one.

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54 Responses to “Seahawks sneak away with 20-13 win over Titans”
  1. mrwalterisgod says: Oct 13, 2013 7:02 PM

    The return TD at the end of the half was the only reason this game was even close. But hey, at profootballrumor, facts aren’t necessary.

  2. dodohead418 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:02 PM

    Once again, a late pick by the interception-prone QB decided the game!

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 13, 2013 7:03 PM

    Zero Superbowls. #Wehave3

  4. pencilmonkeymagic says: Oct 13, 2013 7:03 PM

    Win ugly. Win close. Win lucky.

    Win.

  5. threefeetaway says: Oct 13, 2013 7:04 PM

    It wasn’t pretty but knowing how to grind out a win will pay dividends down the line.

  6. pacificnw7722 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:05 PM

    “Ryan Fitzpatrick was the thing that held the Titans back from a road upset.”

    Not really, it was too much Marshawn Lynch!

  7. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 13, 2013 7:08 PM

    Lol…we just “sneak” away with wins every week. Yeah, right. This team has heart and grit. Give it some credit once and awhile.

  8. themagicman1223 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:08 PM

    Props to the Titans for a great game, they have a very good defense! Now I just know the fans are waiting anxiously for the return of Locker.

  9. scmems07 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:09 PM

    Titans had players injured
    The refs made bad calls
    The titans had to travel too far for the game
    If this was in Tennessee it would be a different outcome.

    It’s that about it? Is that all of the normal Seattle fans excuses when they lose? Feel free to add more.

    Another good defense, another average performance from superstar Wilson.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:09 PM

    Seahawks’ best shot? Not even close. They should have won going away. And as I was saying at the time, that ridiculous decision by Maragos would be the only time the Titans would even get CLOSE to sniffing the end zone.

  11. iheartharvin says: Oct 13, 2013 7:13 PM

    Is the super bowl going to be held in Seattle anytime soon? No? Well, looks like they will never win the big one. #legionofgloom

  12. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Oct 13, 2013 7:13 PM

    They said the Seahawks were SB contenders…uh, ok

  13. themagicman1223 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:14 PM

    @scmems07 If you think Wilson was average in this game you are really clueless.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:15 PM

    Gotta love how people browse box scores and talk like they watched the game. The Titans didn’t do anything whatsoever offensively. And their defense is damn good, so how you take that the Seahawks are somehow “overrated” from this game — if you watched it — is beyond me.

  15. blackfootkiller says: Oct 13, 2013 7:16 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Oct 13, 2013 7:03 PM

    Zero Superbowls. #Wehave3

    Loses…And 1 win…

  16. steeeve718 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:16 PM

    They didn’t sneak away. They dominated this game from start to finish. If not for a whole lot of real bone head plays the score would have been around 35 to 6.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:17 PM

    scmems07 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:09 PM

    Titans had players injured
    The refs made bad calls
    The titans had to travel too far for the game
    If this was in Tennessee it would be a different outcome.

    It’s that about it? Is that all of the normal Seattle fans excuses when they lose? Feel free to add more.

    Another good defense, another average performance from superstar Wilson.
    ————–

    Russ made 5 or 6 eyepopping plays. Fitzpatrick turned it over twice.

    The end.

  18. taylormade311 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:18 PM

    So…we got rid of Hasselbeck for this scrub. Another game where the defense played great for 3 1/2 quarters only to get worn down late because the offense didn’t show up. We need Jake Locker so bad.

  19. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Oct 13, 2013 7:20 PM

    Slippery Pete sneaks it out against a backup qb.

  20. seahawkgoat says: Oct 13, 2013 7:21 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost –

    Outside of the Broncos, which team looks far and away better than Seattle? Specifically in the NFC, which team looks far and away better than Seattle? You could maybe make an argument for the Saints, but they struggled in New England today and barely beat Tampa. Seattle’s only loss is against a SB contender in Indy, and they lost that game on the final drive.

    So why aren’t the Seahawks still SB contenders? Explain yourself instead of simply leaving an elementary “….uh, ok” comment.

  21. dan1961 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:29 PM

    And the Denver Bronkos are supposed to be super bowl contenders and struggled at home against Jaxonville every game is different but in the end its all about coming out with a win. Winning ugly while it not be so good for my ticker is still a win and if the Seahawks win ugly every time through the regular season and playoffs and super bowl I will take it just win that’s all that matters in the end.

  22. mf1849 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:31 PM

    themagicman1223 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:14 PM

    @scmems07 If you think Wilson was average in this game you are really clueless.
    __________________________________

    scmems07 is clueless regardless…he doesn’t even need to post. Every week it’s the same ol’ ditty. Seahawks played a tough game against an under rated defense. Thursday night should be fun. Go HAWKS!

  23. baily67 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:32 PM

    sorry Seattle, after all the hype all week where the Titans were going to lose by 2 touchdowns, didn’t happen. titans offense sucks and they managed to keep it close. seattle is NOT a SB bound team.

  24. seahawkgoat says: Oct 13, 2013 7:42 PM

    baily -

    Who is a SB bound team from the NFC? It’s easy to say one team is not. Who is your pick, squid?

    Don’t forget to comb that pink hair, ya sorry troll

  25. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    cheat carroll and seaqueens just sneaked this one out but they’ll lose on thursday, niners are knocking seadderall and you come to the stick where not even P.E.Ds have helped since cheat carroll has been around….

  26. dukeearl says: Oct 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    Nice of you to sum it up scmems07, are you finally giving Seattle credit?
    So far, the only loss is a road loss against a tough Indianapolis team.
    All credit due to Titans. Clink is dang near impossible to walk away with a win.
    Denver, good luck at Indy next week.

  27. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:47 PM

    I have no clue what some of you are watching but other than the botched FG that got returned for a score. This game was one sided in every aspect. Wilson had a solid game and made plays. Lynch ran the ball in for 2 TD’s and defense smothered their back up qb and shut down Johnson who has been struggling all year.

    Sure there was some sloppy play with those 2 fumbles but Lynch is pretty good at carry the ball. Seattle is now tied for 1st place in NFC. Funny how the uneducated don’t understand that. Go Hawks!

  28. dukeearl says: Oct 13, 2013 7:48 PM

    Wow Baily67, did you watch the game?
    Seattle chose not to run up the score, could easily have been 23-13 or 27-13.
    If you choose to include the botched field goal, it could have been 26-6.
    Yeah I know it didn’t happen that way and I fully accept the current outcome.
    It seems like a flip comment from somebody that didn’t watch the game.

  29. beastmode5150 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:50 PM

    Bailey, you realize that the Tennessee offense scored 6 points and had 200 yards right?

  30. hawkforlife says: Oct 13, 2013 7:53 PM

    Marshawn Lynch plodded

    Plodded?? Never would any football fan say Marshawn Lynch plods. Why does PFT demean anything Seahawk.

  31. wikipediasaidso says: Oct 13, 2013 7:55 PM

    Titans are a pretty tough out this year. Even with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. And he is definitely still the same guy who played his way out of a starting job in Buffalo.

  32. mf1849 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:02 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    cheat carroll and seaqueens just sneaked this one out but they’ll lose on thursday, niners are knocking seadderall and you come to the stick where not even P.E.Ds have helped since cheat carroll has been around….

    __________________________________

    Your nicknames are so clever. It’s as if you stayed in on recess to think them up! Ask teacher to help you with sentence structure, though.

  33. titans4evr says: Oct 13, 2013 8:14 PM

    Fitzpatrick looks terrible and Johnson goes down on the first contact EVERY time. Awful how can we win with that?!!!

    Happy we hung in but the better team won.

    Tough to win in Seattle can’t wait to visit for a PLAYOFF game! Will cheer loud for Seattle however with a hawks jersey and a titans hat. :-)

  34. scmems07 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:14 PM

    Only impressive wins were against the slightly above average niners who have a terrible qb and the worst team in the league jags. Every other win is by a td or less, keep making up the excuses, “a win is a win” “this team has heart and pulls it out at the end”….. I remember when people said those same things about the tebow led Broncos.

    Seattle fans=sensitive

  35. beastmode5150 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:23 PM

    Scmems, what teams fans aren’t?

  36. theimmaculatedeception says: Oct 13, 2013 8:23 PM

    Seattle fans just have to realize that until the Hawks win a meaningful post season game, become conference Champions and win the Super Bowl, nobody will take their team seriously. The only thing that matters in the NFL is Lombardi trophies

  37. mf1849 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:27 PM

    scmems07 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:14 PM

    Only impressive wins were against the slightly above average niners who have a terrible qb and the worst team in the league jags. Every other win is by a td or less, keep making up the excuses, “a win is a win” “this team has heart and pulls it out at the end”….. I remember when people said those same things about the tebow led Broncos.

    Seattle fans=sensitive
    __________________________________
    Exactly! At the end of the season, the NFL adds up all the points scored for and against each team and awards the Superbowl accordingly.

    scmems07=irrelevant

  38. paychrisjohnson28 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:28 PM

    PFT and Florio why do you have Report Comment right underneath the Thumbs up or Thumbs Down buttons ? If accidentally bump the Report Comment when intend to his a Thumbs Up button ?

  39. dodohead418 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:47 PM

    I love all the bias thumb downs that my comment gets.

  40. ketch20too says: Oct 13, 2013 9:52 PM

    Titan WR’s were running open all day, only Fitzpatrick’s horrible accuracy prevented a Titan win. Seahawks need to get their O-line back and get serious #1 WR, because Rice makes some nice plays, but he is only a #2 at this point in his career. Baldwin and Tate bailed out Wilson all day.

  41. beastmode5150 says: Oct 13, 2013 10:00 PM

    They “bailed him out”? Or “caught passes thrown to them”? Wilson had 260 and 60, another great game.

  42. trollhammer20 says: Oct 13, 2013 11:02 PM

    Outgain the other team 404 – 223, and “fortunate” to “survive”?

    They fought their own mistakes as much as they fought the Titans. It was fortunate for the Titans they score on a freak play involving a backup holder on a placekick, or this one winds up 23-6.

    As for Wilson having “several key fourth down conversions”, the official stats show Seattle went for it one time on fourth down, and converted once. And that lone fourth down conversion was Marshawn Lynch scoring a TD, not a play by Wilson.

    I gotta ask: Did you even watch the game?

  43. dukeearl says: Oct 14, 2013 12:33 AM

    scmems,
    Tell you what, if Seattle wins the remaining games by one point each I’ll be pleased.
    You can continue digging for something to criticize… you have lost all credibility by not giving props to Seattle on what they have done well.
    If Seattle does win the next two games they will have played each game in the division and won each time.
    Sure they have areas they need to improve on, we all realize that. We do see some hope with players returning from injury over the next few weeks.
    Each team out there (including Denver) has areas that they need to improve on.
    Go Hawks!!

  44. dukeearl says: Oct 14, 2013 12:44 AM

    theimmaculatedeception says:
    Oct 13, 2013 8:23 PM
    Seattle fans just have to realize that until the Hawks win a meaningful post season game, become conference Champions and win the Super Bowl, nobody will take their team seriously. The only thing that matters in the NFL is Lombardi trophies

    ********
    New Season, check out the w-l record of the last 2 SB winning teams. Not very impressive.
    Seattle and five other teams 5-1 or 6-0.
    One of the 6-0 teams will have a loss shortly.

  45. rohiii says: Oct 14, 2013 1:24 AM

    Did the author even watch the game – wow.

    I suppose another explanation is that he has a TN address…

    Good win, final score was misleading, but the Hawks have some work to do. Still, there are a lot of teams that would love to be in Seattle’s position right now…

  46. forever9ers says: Oct 14, 2013 2:05 AM

    Another close escape by the enamel of Pete Carroll’s denture after Carolina & Houston.

  47. joetoronto says: Oct 14, 2013 5:57 AM

    The NFL will never have the Super Bowl in Alaska, so the Seahawks will never win a Super Bowl, never.

  48. flipola says: Oct 14, 2013 6:18 AM

    When’s Locker due back? Fitz ain’t cutting it. That heave to Richard Sherman was ridiculous.

    I’m starting to think the JaMarcus Russell.. don’t make me say it…

  49. steelerben says: Oct 14, 2013 10:14 AM

    titans4evr says:
    Oct 13, 2013 8:14 PM
    Fitzpatrick looks terrible and Johnson goes down on the first contact EVERY time. Awful how can we win with that?!!!

    Happy we hung in but the better team won.

    Tough to win in Seattle can’t wait to visit for a PLAYOFF game! Will cheer loud for Seattle however with a hawks jersey and a titans hat. :-)

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You do realize that Seattle has been part of the NFC since 2002, so the Titans couldn’t possibly play a playoff game against them, right?

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 14, 2013 1:34 PM

    flipola says: Oct 14, 2013 6:18 AM

    When’s Locker due back? Fitz ain’t cutting it. That heave to Richard Sherman was ridiculous.

    I’m starting to think the JaMarcus Russell.. don’t make me say it…
    ———–

    As soon as I saw him look that way and threw, I said to myself that Sherman would come down with the ball, not whoever Fitzpatrick intended to hit with the pass.

  51. bfl8 says: Oct 14, 2013 1:38 PM

    I really question Bevell’s play calling, especially in Red Zone. Something I noticed in the Indy game. I know you want to run the ball, of course Seahawks have one of the best RBs in the game, however, when you’re on the 2 yard line, the defense knows that too. Heavy run set, play action, have Wilson on a naked boot to the wide side of the field and let him run it in, have a tight end drag across the top if you want. So many possibilities. I think Bevell is going to cost the Seahawks eventually, I hope I’m wrong.

  52. ratsfoiledagain says: Oct 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    theimmaculatedeception says:
    Oct 13, 2013 8:23 PM
    Seattle fans just have to realize that until the Hawks win a meaningful post season game, become conference Champions and win the Super Bowl, nobody will take their team seriously. The only thing that matters in the NFL is Lombardi trophies
    ******************
    Please explain which post season game in meaningless? I’m sure the other 31 teams would like to know as well.

  53. beastmode5150 says: Oct 14, 2013 7:43 PM

    : The Seahawks have played and beaten the 1st, 3rd, 9th, 11th and 21st ranked defenses. The Colts are ranked 10th and the Cards are ranked 15

  54. dukeearl says: Oct 14, 2013 8:13 PM

    bfl8,
    I agree with you. Strongly believe that they lost to Atlanta for just that reason.
    They have run that boot for touchdown/large gains previously.

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