Lynch, Seahawks run past Titans for 11th straight C-Link win


Oct 13, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Marshawn Lynch rushed for two touchdowns and had 155 all-purpose yards, including a career-best 78 reception yards, to lead the Seahawks to a 20-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

The Seahawks have now won eleven consecutive games at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle struggled early but finished strong in a hard-fought victory.

Rob Bironas gave the Titans an early 3-0 lead after kicking a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter.

The Seahawks didn’t get on the board until the second quarter when Lynch rushed for a one-yard score that capped a 74-yard drive.

Seattle had an opportunity to extend the lead with seconds left in the half, but a bobbled snap led to a 77-yard fumble returned for a touchdown that gave Tennessee a 10-7 lead at the half.

In the third, Steven Hauschka tied the game with a 31-yard field goal. In the fourth, Hauschka gave the Seahawks a 13-10 lead with his second field goal of the game.

Seattle went up by ten when Lynch rushed for his second touchdown of the day with 7:37 left in the quarter, but Bironas narrowed the lead to 20-13 with a little over two minutes left in the half.

That score would go final.

Eleven-point favorites coming into the game, Seattle outplayed the Titans in almost every statistical category.

The Seahawks had nearly 200 more total yards (404-223), almost 100 more passing yards (253-157), and had eleven more first downs (24-13).

The Seahawks defense dominated the Titans, producing two interceptions and not allowing an offensive touchdown. Up front, Seattle allowed just 66 rushing yards.

Russell Wilson finished the day 23 of 31 for 257 yards and ran the ball 10 times for 61 yards. He did not have any touchdowns, but improved to 11-0 in his career at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle (5-1) has a short week to prepare for their seventh game of the season. On Thursday, they will be in Glendale, Ariz. to take on their division-rival Arizona Cardinals (3-3).

The teams played twice last season with each team winning a game — the Cardinals beat the Seahawks in the season opener at University of Phoenix Stadium, 20-16. In Week 14, however, the Seahawks put up 58 points in a 58-0 rout of the Cardinals in Seattle.