12th Fan View - vs Tennessee Titans

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Seahawks fan Chuck McGowan brings us a look at his '12th Fan View' video series, as he documents Seahawks home games from his seat in the upper level at CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks returned home to CenturyLink Field in week six licking their wounds from their first loss of the season the previous Sunday in Indianapolis at the hands of the Colts. Special teams errors and defensive lapses allowed the Colts to come away with the 34-28 victory, despite the Seahawks putting up over 400 yards of offense.

With the Tennessee Titans providing the opposition this week, I was reminded of their last visit to then-Qwest Field. It was the final game of the previous regime’s reign, and the team lost with a whimper while Chris Johnson surpassed the 2,000-yard mark. It was the end of one era, and the beginning of another: The Pete Carroll era.

In the fourth year of that era, this team is expecting and expected to win every contest at home. Quite a difference from when the front office and coaching staff first took over. What this team has been learning is that it isn’t always that easy, and things can and do go wrong when you least expect it.

The Seahawks overcame numerous mistakes against the Titans to walk away with a hard-fought 20-13 victory. For the second week in a row, a botched field goal attempt resulted in the opponent scoring a touchdown. These types of things would have been surefire signs of an impending Seahawks loss. This year is different for me, though. I expect this team to overcome all of the negative things that happen to them from week to week and win the game in spite of the adversity. It truly is a totally different attitude than I’ve had for many years as a Seahawks fan. And I like it.

While I still get bent out of shape when things don’t go just so, I have ultimate faith in this team getting the job done in one way or another. One part of the team seemingly always picks up the parts that are faltering. Against the Titans on Sunday, it was the defense, with a stifling performance limiting the Titans to just over 200 yards, and the Legion of Boom collecting 2 interceptions. The offense again put up more than 400 yards, and provided enough scoring down the stretch for the victory. Special teams had a day they’d like to forget, although they were key in establishing the lead the second half.

The team has already topped the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football in Arizona and follow that up on Monday night in St. Louis against the Rams. The team returns to the intimate confines of CenturyLink Field in Week 9 to battle the team with the second-longest trip to get here, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFC west is turning out to be the division we thought it would be.

See you in two weeks, and GO HAWKS!