TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 13, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Weather: High 60, Low 46
Line: Seattle (-13.5)
The Tennessee Titans have suffered a lost quarterback — like many other NFL teams recently — as Jake Locker went down with an apparent hip injury after a devastating hit put on him by a couple New York Jets defensive linemen. Locker might be out for over a month and good thing for the Titans is that Ryan Fitzpatrick is experienced and knows how to lead a team as he had in years past. Nate Washington will need to step up his game in this contest as he was nearly non-existent in the team’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in week five. Washington has 22 catches for 362 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Chris Johnson has also been pretty quiet, rushing the ball 94 times for 294 yards and no touchdowns.
On the other side of the field, the Seattle Seahawks are arguably one of the best teams in the league this season and they have been ever since Russell Wilson won the starting quarterback job. Wilson has been great in his two years as the starter, leading the Seahawks to the playoffs a year ago and a 4-1 record to begin the 2013 season. He has passed for 997 yards and eight touchdowns while connecting with Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate a combined 35 times for 532 yards and two touchdowns. The pass game isn’t the best, but the way Wilson can make plays happen with his legs makes him a valuable offensive threat. Marshawn Lynch leads the solid run game with 410 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
Defensively, the Seahawks have the best overall defense in the league and the numbers don’t exactly show that. The run defense ranks 19th in the league, but the pass defense and total defense ranks sixth and third in the NFL, respectively. Tennessee ranks in the top-10 of the league in total yards and passing yards allowed per game — both ranked ninth in the NFL.
PREDICTION: Titans 16, Seahawks 30
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