Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Jackie Battle (22) rushes against Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) during the second half at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Titans vs Seahawks Picks: All 13 ESPN Analysts Favor Seattle to Win

Newflash! None of the ESPN experts think the Tennessee Titans will win this week! All 13 analysts have unanimously agreed that the Seattle Seahawks will defend their home turf during a Week 6 matchup vs Tennessee.

Can’t say I blame them. Along with the rest of the Titan Sized homers writers who’ve enrolled in our predictions contest, we all agreed: Seahawks win. Most of us anticipated a double-digit shellacking.

It’s difficult to envision a No. 2 quarterback (Ryan Fitzpatrick) entering CenturyLink Field and managing an offense behind that rowdy audience known as the 12th Man. The last thing this offense needs is a lack of communication. They’re already facing one of the NFL’s most athletic defenses with Pro Bowl-caliber talent throughout the entire secondary.

Do the Titans have any chance? The defense has played well. They must prevent all big plays, buckle down in the red zone and continue their trend of efficient third-down defense. This matchup features the Seahawks’ 27th-ranked third-down offense (31 percent) vs a Titans third-down defense that allows the NFL’s third-best mark: 28 percent.  

Titan Sized staff writer Justin Graver wrote a piece about Chris Johnson’s last visit to Seattle. One thing’s for certain: Johnson must perform better than he has the last two weeks: 25 carries for 38 yards. Part of that is on the interior of the offensive line. Already, fans are calling for fourth-round pick Brian Schwenke. Chance Warmack and Andy Levitre haven’t played up to their potential.

These teams meet on Oct. 13.


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