Tennessee Titans Early 13.5-Point Underdog to Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans Early 13.5-Point Underdog to Seattle Seahawks

Sep 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll observes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during pre game warmups against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

What do you get when a 3-2 team without its starting quarterback takes on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field? For starters, a 13.5-point spread that favors the home team. Some lines have gone as far as 14.5. That’s more than a two-touchdown favorite.

Closing a strange scheduling sequence that pinned the Seahawks against four consecutive AFC South opponents, the Seahawks will host the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 13. The Seahawks are 2-1 against AFC South teams. Their victories came against the Jacksonville Jaguars (45-17) and Houston Texans (23-20, overtime). Last week, they suffered their first loss of the season. It came to the Indianapolis Colts (34-28).

Only once every eight years will the Titans visit CenturyLink Field in the state of Washington. How unfortunate for Jake Locker, the University of Washington prodigy who will miss this contest with a sprained hip. Unless Locker goes elsewhere, he won’t play at Seattle before 2021. That would make him 33 years old. The Seahawks should visit Tennessee sometime in 2017.

Starting in his place: Ryan Fitzpatrick. In his first start (vs Kansas City Chiefs), Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-41 passes for 247 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. In his last two games, Chris Johnson has 25 carries for 38 yards. Special teams keep making miscues that result in points for the opposition.

Can the Titans correct these deficiencies and find a way to avoid .500? If so, they’ll have to improve in all three of these areas. Not an easy assignment against a team with the NFL’s loudest fan base.

What do our readers believe? Is a 13.5-point spread low, high or just right? Answer in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.

SOURCES: ESPN, covers.com, JohnnyRoadTrip

Topics: NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans

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  • P. Loew

    I thought we had more than a decent shot of winning against KC. I was wrong. I never had the Seattle game in the win column (though I think a 13.5 spread favoring the Seahawks is over reaching–I hope.) My prediction is Titans 20, Seahawks 30. I hope I’m wrong and the Titans pull a big upset…It could happen…

    • Joshua Huffman

      That muffed PR messed things up. Can’t give points to a team like that. Not when we’re playing our No. 2 QB with an underachieving OL. They make those kinds of mistakes against SEA and they’ll get blown out. Hope they’re more disciplined these next two games.