SEATTLE (AP) — Zach Brown looked and saw one Seattle jersey standing in his path to end zone, and a game-changing touchdown that could have given Tennessee a better chance at pulling the upset.
Just one problem; Brown failed to completely secure the ball.
"I was thinking about scoring before I scooped the ball," Brown said. "It was a touchdown for sure. I'm not letting Russell Wilson tackle me."
Despite Seattle making mistakes and doing its best to hand Tennessee chances, the Titans could not capitalize and dropped their second straight, 20-13 on Sunday.
Brown's almost fumble recovery — that bounced right into Wilson's arms — was another frustrating moment in an afternoon where the Titans (3-3) had little offensive success and their only touchdown came because of a major special teams mistake by the Seahawks.
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 17 of 29 passes for 171 yards and threw two interceptions. None was more costly than his decision to challenge All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman on the first play after Seattle took a 13-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Sherman didn't get faked out on Nate Washington's double move and stayed in perfect position to grab his third interception of the season.
Seattle (5-1) turned the interception into points, with Marshawn Lynch scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run, his second of the game, for a 10-point lead with 7:33 remaining.
Fitzpatrick wasn't helped by a run game that was mostly non-existent. Chris Johnson was limited to 33 yards on 12 carries. Fitzpatrick also scrambled for 33 yards.
The Titans were outgained by Seattle 404-223 and their only offensive points were a pair of field goal from Rob Bironas.
"We just couldn't get into a rhythm on offense. A lot of that is me, I didn't play well today. Really, for the last two weeks, I played poorly and we haven't won a game," Fitzpatrick said.
"It's hard for me to come in and I feel like the momentum has kind of gone to a halt with the last two games and with the way we've played on offense because our defense is still playing great and making plays out there. I'm not doing enough right now to consistently move the ball for the offense."
Lynch finished with 77 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 1 and 3 yards, and a career-best 78 yards on four receptions. Wilson was 23 of 31 for 257 yards.
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