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  • Erica Blackburn

Seahawks lose composure in second half and dropped home opener against Titans

The Seattle Seahawks lost a thriller in overtime to the Tennessee Titans in a wild game at Lumen Field in Seattle, 33-30.

Both teams started out today’s contest with punts and field goals. After a 3-3 first quarter, Seattle scored their first touchdown with a 63-yard touchdown to Tyler Lockett. That seemed to spark the Seattle team, as the defense forced a takeaway on the Titans next possession, and running back Chris Carson ran one up the middle for another touchdown. Seattle found themselves up 24-9 heading into halftime.

But the Titans weren’t done.

Derrick Henry, who rushed for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns today, scored his first touchdown of the game on a nine yard rush, making the score 24-16. But a blown coverage by the Titans secondary resulted in a 68-yard touchdown pass by Rusell Wilson to Freddie Swain, and the Seahawks were up by double digits again, 30-16.

Tennessee struck quickly, going 75 yards in two plays, with a 60-yard touchdown run by Derrick Henry. Titans found themselves in striking distance late in the fourth quarter. On a 12-play drive that took 3:44 off the clock, Derrick Henry capped off the possession with a 5-yard touchdown that tied the game at 30-all, sending it to overtime. In Seattle’s lone offensive possession in overtime, they couldn’t complete a pass and Russell Wilson was sacked on third down. Tennessee then drove within field goal range and hit the game-winning goal.

Seattle didn’t get much from the running game with only 77 yards. Rusell Wilson finished with 22-31 for 343 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Lockett had 8 grabs for 178 yards and a touchdown.

Seattle will host Minnesota next Sunday.

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