3. The scoreboard read Titans 33, Seahawks 27. The reality is Tennessee handled the Seahawks, particularly — surprise! — Seattle's O-line, producing just one sack but 10 quarterback hits.
Tennessee received the best outing yet from Marcus Mariota in 2017, and DeMarco Murray went from game-time decision to churning out 115 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries — including a 75-yard scoring jaunt that was the longest against a Pete Carroll 'D.'
Indeed, it's easy (and fair) to hang Seattle's struggles on its offensive line. A perfect snapshot of its incompetence came when the Titans rushed just three on a fourth-and-22 and still managed to speed up and drill Russell Wilson after he barely got to his second read.
But the Seahawks' run defense isn't the same vaunted group we're accustomed to seeing after another 100-yard performance against them Sunday. And Wilson, who threw for a career-high 373 yards and 49 attempts, still doesn't have his own run game, never mind a reliable offensive line, to make his life easier. Worse, lifeline Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, coming off a promising Week 2, didn't finish Sunday due to injuries.
Seattle welcomes the Colts, coming off their first win of the season, in Week 4 before greater defensive tests in the Rams and Giants in Weeks 5 and 6, respectively.