The Seahawks hadn’t lost a regular season game in more than 10 months prior to last Sunday. Nor had the defense allowed as many points as it had in almost two years.
And you know both of those stats will be big on the minds of the Seahawks when they host the Tennessee Titans today at 1:05 p.m.
Here’s my preview story focusing on the defense, which admittedly wants to make amends for some of what happened last week, while also making clear they think that was just a one-game blip.
Said linebacker K.J. Wright: “What we did last week was very uncharacteristic of us. We allowed too many points, too many explosive plays. So we corrected all that stuff and we get back here to the 12th Man, in front of our home crowd. It should be 100 times better than it was last week.’’
Here also is my NFL column, in which I detailed the history of UW quarterbacks in the league, a nod to the fact that this game initially looked like a return to town for Jake Locker.
In other news. …
— The line is down to 12 in some places, but Seattle still remains a prohibitive favorite;
— Seahawks.com offers four matchups to watch;
— ESPN.com with Russell Wilson’s secrets for staying calm;
— ESPN also says the Seahawks have to improve on third down;
— NFL.com breaks down the final interception in the Colts’ game last week;
— The Tennessean notes that the Titans are likely to face read-option teams the next two weeks, including today;
— Titans DE Derrick Morgan says he hopes experience will help defending the QB run today;
— More of the Tennessean’s coverage here;
— Interesting look at a dozen plays pivotal in the season for the Carolina Panthers, including three in the loss to the Seahawks;
— The Chiefs are going to try to break Seattle’ noise record.