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Fast Facts: Derrick Henry, Titans run past Seahawks 33-30 in OT

Sep 19, 2021, 5:10 PM | Updated: 8:45 pm

The first six quarters of the Seahawks’ season were good. The next two – plus an overtime period – not so much.

The Seahawks lost to the Tennessee Titans 33-30 in Week 2 play Sunday at Lumen Field despite leading 24-9 at halftime, falling to 1-1 on the year.

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Superstar Titans running back Derrick Henry proved to be too much for Seattle’s defense, rushing for 182 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries, and he did most of the work on Tennessee’s second series in overtime to set up kicker Randy Bullock’s 36-yard field goal that ended the game.

Here are the fast facts from the Seahawks’ loss.

Seahawks and Titans standouts

Russell Wilson had another strong game with no turnovers, completing 22 of 31 attempts for 343 yards and two TDs.

Tyler Lockett was again Wilson’s favorite target, hauling in eight receptions for 178 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown and an addition 51-yard catch.

Freddie Swain had a 68-yard score on a pass from Wilson and finished with 95 yards on five catches.

Bobby Wagner led all players with 20 tackles. He also had two QB hits and one of Seattle’s three sacks (Al Woods and Alton Robinson each also had one).

Henry outdueled Seattle’s top running back, Chris Carson, who was held to 31 yards on 13 carries, though he did run for a pair of touchdowns.

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 347 yards on 27 of 40 passing, with no touchdowns or interceptions.

Julio Jones was Tannehill’s top target with 128 yards on six catches. Henry also hauled in six receptions for 55 yards.

Denico Autry had 1.5 sacks for Tennessee.

Scoring breakdown and key moments

First quarter

After Seattle and Tennessee traded punts on each of their first drives, the Seahawks struck for the first big play of the game. Just like in Week 1, that came in the form of a long pass from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett, this one being a 51-yard connection that put Seattle in the red zone.

The Titans prevented Seattle from cashing in with a touchdown, however, and the Hawks settled for Jason Myers’ first field goal of the season from 31 yards out.

The Seahawks’ defense struggled to get the Titans off the field on Tennessee’s second series, with a third down offsides call playing a big role. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed three passes of 13 yards or more to set up a 33-yard Randy Bullock field goal that tied the game 3-3.

Second quarter

Tennessee got a 51-yard pass of its own from Tannehill to Julio Jones, but Seattle’s defense stood tall with Bobby Wagner blitzing for a huge sack on third down to force the Titans into a 30-yard field goal.

That put Tennessee ahead 6-3, but the lead didn’t last long.

The deep ball from Wilson and Lockett took center stage again on a 63-yard touchdown, giving Lockett his second 100-yard game in as many games this season.

Seattle was just getting started, as it quickly got the ball back after Alton Robinson’s sack two plays later resulted in a Tannehill fumble recovered by Kerry Hyder Jr. Chris Carson then took two handoffs to get the six yards needed to find the end zone, making it 17-6 with 5:22 until halftime.

The Titans scored another field goal after an 11-yard TD catch by Jones was overturned on a challenge due to his heel landing out of bounds, but Seattle scored another touchdown with the clock ticking down, covering 75 yards in just 48 seconds on seven plays. A 1-yard Carson touchdown capped it off with 17 seconds until the break, pushing the Seahawks’ lead to 24-9.

Third quarter

Tennessee had an answer coming out of halftime with an 80-yard, eight-play drive ending on a 9-yard rushing touchdown by Derrick Henry.

The Seahawks came up empty on the scoreboard in the third quarter, though they benefited from a bend-don’t-break series at the end of the frame as a 44-yard Bullock field goal attempt sailed wide.

Fourth quarter

The quiet didn’t last into the fourth. First, Freddie Swain found himself all alone downfield, and Wilson hit him for a 68-yard touchdown pass to make it 30-16. Myers missed the extra point, however, which would prove to be problematic.

Then it was the Titans’ turn, as Henry busted out for a 60-yard rushing score just a few plays later, cutting Seattle’s advantage back to one score at 30-23.

Seattle went three-and-out on the following drive, and the Titans moved into Seahawks territory. A 15-yard taunting penalty on Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed after a long, overthrown pass attempt to A.J. Brown helped Tennessee, but a sack by Al Woods led to the Titans turning the ball over on downs at Seattle’s 29 with just six minutes to play.

The Seahawks punted back and their defense again was tasked with keeping the Titans from finding the end zone and tying the game up. It didn’t come through this time.

Tennessee chewed up yardage and clock, setting up what looked like Henry’s third TD of the day, this time a 6-yard rush with 34 seconds left. But upon review, Henry was ruled just short, though it gave the Titans a first down and only slightly delayed their score as Henry finished the job with a 1-yard run. Tennessee kicked the extra point, tying the game 30-all, and Seattle couldn’t get close enough for a field goal with only 39 seconds to work with, sending the game to overtime.

Overtime

Tennessee won the coin toss but stalled out at its own 34 despite roughing the passer called on Seattle safety Jamal Adams. The Seahawks started at their own 13 following a Titans punt, and Seattle just narrowly avoided a safety as Wilson threw the ball away while being spun around in the end zone. That allowed Tennessee to get field position in Seahawks territory after Michael Dickson’s punt, and Henry easily ran the Titans into field goal position. Bullock then clinched the win for the Titans with a 36-yard field goal, his fourth 3-pointer in five tries on the day.

Seahawks injuries

Offensive tackle Brandon Shell went into the locker room late in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury.

What’s next

The Seahawks head back out on the road for their first game against a fellow NFC team when they play the Vikings at 1:25 p.m. in Minnesota. The Vikings (0-2) lost to Arizona 34-33 on Sunday.

Coverage will begin on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with the pregame show at 10 a.m.

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