Seahawks vs. Titans: Seahawks pick up 3 points for win over Titans
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team had picked up a couple of yards on the scoreboard with a fourth-quarter field goal late in the fourth quarter.
The Seahawks scored three straight touchdowns in the final two minutes of the fourth, then went ahead to beat the Tennessee Titans 17-10 on Sunday night.
“It was an opportunity for us to do something we have not done in a while,” Carroll said.
“We got two more touchdowns, and we did it.”
The Seahawks tied the score in the closing minutes of regulation, when cornerback Earl Thomas intercepted Jake Butt in the end zone with 10:17 left to tie the game.
It was the first time the Seahawks had been held to fewer than four points since a 42-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 31, 2007.
The Titans also recovered a fumble from Seattle, but the Seahawks were unable to find the endzone for the final score.
“I thought we did a good job of keeping them out of the end zones, keeping them off the field,” Carroll added.
“But the guys did a really good job.”
The Titans, who went on to win their fourth straight game, led 31-14 at halftime before the Seahawks came back to tie it at 37-37 with 4:11 left in the third quarter.
Thomas picked off the pass from Seattle’s Chris Harris in the red zone to put Seattle up 31-34.
The third-year wideout found himself covered by cornerback Jalen Collins, who intercepted the ball with his hand on his hip, and returned it 25 yards for the score.
The touchdown gave Seattle its fourth straight win, its longest winning streak in Seattle history.
Carroll was pleased with the way his team responded.
“Just the way we battled back and we came back,” Carroll told the team’s official website.
“That’s a good thing.”
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