Despite not technically having a day off since their last game, Seattle has lucked out with only six players listed on this week’s injury report.
Regardless if you’re an optimist or a pessimist, it’s always important to go back and look at a close loss because there are always a few examples of how important one or two plays can affect the outcome of the game.
If there’s one thing the 4-1 Seahawks and the 3-2 Titans both do very well, it’s holding on to the ball. Ranking in the top three in turnover differential, the game may simply come down to who gives up the ball, not necessarily first, but who gives it up at all.
Matt Hasselbeck barely had time to hear his name announced as the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback before he was watching his former team headed the other way for a touchdown.
On the Titans sideline is the question of whether second-year QB Jake Locker — a UW graduate also making his return home — is ready to take the reins from Hasselbeck. For the Seahawks, it’s the debut of offseason free agent acquisition Matt Flynn and rookie Russell Wilson, both part of a three-way QB competition with incumbent Tarvaris Jackson. Saturday is the Titans/Seahawks opener.