Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans

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TEN
33
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Game Information
Location: Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 69,127

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are proving they can put on quite an offensive show.

Just wait for the second half.

This time, Marcus Mariota threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee scored 24 points after halftime in rallying to beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 Sunday.

Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards, including a 75-yard TD run . Ryan Succop also kicked four field goals as Tennessee (2-1) scored at least 30 points for a second straight week. The Titans scored 31 points in the second half last week in beating Jacksonville 37-16.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey had a simple explanation for the difference after halftime.

"Just patience and just playing," Mularkey said.

The Seahawks (1-2) scored a bunch of touchdowns with Russell Wilson throwing for 373 yards and four TDs. His second TD, a 10-yarder to Chris Carson , put Seattle up 14-9 in the third quarter.

Then the Titans took control with Mariota answering with TDs on the next two drives for Tennessee.

Mariota tossed a screen pass to Rishard Matthews, who ran 55 yards to the end zone for a 16-14 lead midway through the third. Matthews and tight end Jonnu Smith celebrated taking pretend selfies in the end zone.

On the next possession, Mariota found a wide-open Jonnu Smith for a 24-yard TD and a 23-14 lead.

Murray's TD gave Tennessee a 30-14 lead late in the quarter, and Tennessee finished with 195 yards rushing.

Wilson pulled Seattle within 33-27 with his fourth TD, an 8-yarder to Paul Richardson with 1:50 left. But Titans tight end Delanie Walker recovered Seattle's onside kick.

The Seahawks had one last chance with the Titans lined up to punt on fourth-and-3 with 11 seconds left. Then officials flagged the Seahawks for 12 men on the field, Tennessee the clinching first down.

"We've got a big challenge, and we've got to get together," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.

Both teams talked and agreed not to take the field for the national anthem on a day of protests around the NFL, and Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk joined her players in the locker room. Meghan Linsey, a runner-up in "The Voice," took a knee when she finished singing.

Then each quarterback locked arms with at least one teammate and walked onto the field. Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo said both teams wanted to keep from exposing a few players from being attacked like Colin Kaepernick and others.

"It's unity. We're going to do this together ...," Orakpo said. "We're a team. We need to respect everybody's wishes. And that's why both sides agreed to stay inside with the anthem and protest in a positive way."

PENALTY WOES

The Seahawks finished with 11 penalties for 98 yards, with a trio of penalties on separate plays in the first quarter. The second came when three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman was flagged three times on a play erasing Kam Chancellor's interception. Sherman was flagged for pass interference and holding on Titans veteran wide receiver Eric Decker, and unsportsmanlike conduct. Sherman later was flagged for unnecessary roughness for hitting Mariota on the sideline, setting off a scrum that wound up with offsetting penalties.

Sherman explained how he drew the first unsportsmanlike penalty for talking to an official about a flag thrown after the interception only to be told to get away. "You flagged me for taking my helmet off and asking you a question," Sherman said. "I thought that was a poor call."

Titans rookie Adoree Jackson had an 80-yard punt return late in the second quarter erased by an illegal block in the back.

PRE-LEGION OF DOOM

Murray's TD was the longest allowed by the Seattle defense since Frank Gore had an 80-yarder against the Seahawks in 2009. That was before Carroll was hired in January 2010. It was the eighth-most yards rushing allowed by Seattle under Carroll.

INJURIES

Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who caught 10 passes for 105 yards and a TD, left in the fourth quarter with an injured groin. ... Seattle lost linebacker Dewey McDonald to a knee injury on the opening kickoff. He did not return, and Carroll said there are concerns the ACL is involved.

Titans rookie LB Jayon Brown was cleared of a concussion after going through the protocol.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: Host Indianapolis next Sunday.

Titans: Visit Texans next Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Titans
No scoring this quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Titans
13:23 Ryan Succop 24 yd FG 0 3
05:51 Ryan Succop 37 yd FG 0 6
01:15 Doug Baldwin 4 yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 7 6
00:00 Ryan Succop 47 yd FG 7 9

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Titans
10:09 Chris Carson 10 yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 14 9
07:34 Rishard Matthews 55 yd pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick) 14 16
03:50 Jonnu Smith 24 yd pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick) 14 23
01:34 DeMarco Murray 75 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 14 30

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Titans
13:59 Luke Willson 27 yd pass from Russell Wilson (failed 2pt Pass from Russell Wilson) 20 30
10:00 Ryan Succop 35 yd FG 20 33
01:50 Paul Richardson 8 yd pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 27 33

Team Stats
  Seattle Tennessee
1st Downs 24 21
Total Yards 433 420
Passing 364 225
Passing Completions/Attempts 29-49 20-32
Yards/Pass 7.3 7.0
Rushing 69 195
Rushing Attempts 22 35
Yards/Rush 3.1 5.6
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 27:19 32:41

Seattle Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Russell Wilson 29 49 373 7.6 4 0

Tennessee Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Marcus Mariota 20 32 225 7.0 2 0

Seattle Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Carson 11 34 3.1 0 7
Russell Wilson 7 26 3.7 0 11
C.J. Prosise 4 9 2.2 0 6

Tennessee Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
DeMarco Murray 14 115 8.2 1 75
Derrick Henry 13 54 4.2 0 25
Marcus Mariota 7 27 3.9 0 10
Taywan Taylor 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Seattle Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Doug Baldwin 10 105 10.5 1 36
Jimmy Graham 7 72 10.3 0 26
C.J. Prosise 3 65 21.7 0 46
Luke Willson 3 53 17.7 1 27
Tyler Lockett 2 30 15.0 0 16
Paul Richardson 2 30 15.0 1 22
Chris Carson 2 18 9.0 1 10
Amara Darboh 0 0 0.0 0

Tennessee Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Rishard Matthews 6 87 14.5 1 55
Eric Decker 4 49 12.2 0 17
Delanie Walker 4 31 7.8 0 11
Jonnu Smith 1 24 24.0 1 24
Taywan Taylor 2 16 8.0 0 11
Derrick Henry 1 10 10.0 0 10
DeMarco Murray 1 5 5.0 0 5
Phillip Supernaw 1 3 3.0 0 3
Eric Weems 0 0 0.0 0

Seattle Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Bobby Wagner 8 3 0 0
Kam Chancellor 7 0 0 0
K.J. Wright 5 3 0 0
Michael Bennett 3 0 0 0
Jeremy Lane 3 0 0 0
Michael Wilhoite 3 0 0 0
Shaquill Griffin 2 2 0 0
Sheldon Richardson 2 0 0 0
Richard Sherman 2 1 0 0
Earl Thomas 2 1 0 0
Cliff Avril 1 0 0 0
Nazair Jones 1 0 0 0
Bradley McDougald 1 0 0 0
Jarran Reed 1 0 0 0
Marcus Smith 1 0 0 0
Frank Clark 0 1 0 0
Justin Coleman 0 0 0 0
Tre Madden 0 0 0 0
Garrison Smith 0 1 0 0
Luke Willson 0 0 0 0

Tennessee Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Wesley Woodyard 8 2 0 0
Logan Ryan 5 1 0 0
Jurrell Casey 4 1 0 0
Avery Williamson 4 2 0 0
Jayon Brown 3 0 0 0
Adoree' Jackson 3 2 0 0
Erik Walden 2 0 1 9
Kevin Byard 2 4 0 0
Brice McCain 2 0 0 0
Brian Orakpo 2 0 0 0
Kevin Dodd 1 0 0 0
LeShaun Sims 1 0 0 0
Daren Bates 0 0 0 0
Austin Johnson 0 2 0 0
David King 0 1 0 0
Derrick Morgan 0 2 0 0
Curtis Riley 0 2 0 0
Da'Norris Searcy 0 1 0 0
Brynden Trawick 0 0 0 0

Seattle Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Tennessee Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Seattle Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Tennessee Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 2 27 13.5 0 25
Delanie Walker 0.0

Seattle Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tyler Lockett 3 32 10.7 0 13

Tennessee Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 5 51 10.2 0 22

Seattle Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Tennessee Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Ryan Succop 4 4 100.0 47

Seattle Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jon Ryan 8 388 64

Tennessee Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Brett Kern 6 341 66