Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for two touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks regained their winning ways with a 20-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Lynch finished with 77 yards on 21 carries and also led the receiving corps with 78 yards on four catches to help the Seahawks (5-1) bounce back from a bitter 34-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6.
Russell Wilson completed 23 of 31 passes for 257 yards and rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries while Steven Hauschka buried two field goals for the NFC West-leading Seahawks, who notched their 11th straight win at home.
The All-Pro tandem of cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas also played key roles as they picked Titans’ playmaker Ryan Fitzpatrick twice.
Fitzpatrick hit 17 of 29 passes for 171 yards and rushed for 33 yards on six carries for the Titans, who dropped to 3-3 after dropping their second straight game.
Rob Bironas put the Titans ahead with a 38-yard field goal in the first period but Lynch retaliated with a one-yard scoring burst in the second period for a 7-3 advantage.
However, Jason McCourty returned the Seahawks’ botched field-goal attempt 77 yards for a touchdown and a 10-7 lead at the break.
In the third, the Seahawks tied the game on a 31-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka, capping a 12-play, 75-yard drive in which Wilson scrambled for 23 yards and also hit his first five passes for 31 yards and was 6-of-7 overall for 40 yards.
The Seahawks took the lead on a 29-yard field goal by Hauschka to cap a seven-play, 69-yard drive with 11:23 left before Lynch capped the victory with a three-yard scoring burst.
The Seahawks will face division rivals in their next two games – Thursday night against the Cardinals in Arizona and Monday night, Oct. 28, against the Rams in St. Louis.