The Seahawks (1-0) look to win their first home game of the season against the Titans (0-1). Kickoff for this Sunday's game is set for 1:25 p.m. PT at Lumen Field. CBS will carry the game live on TV, with 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 covering the game on radio.
Here's what national and local media members are predicting:
The Athletic NFL Staff picks Seattle over the Titans. "Seattle's run defense also appeared to be in midseason form as it held Jonathan Taylor to 56 rushing yards, a great sign before going up against Derrick Henry. The Seahawks opened as 5.5-point home favorites against the Titans in Week 2."
CBS NFL writer Cody Benjamin predicts Seattle will defeat Tennessee 26-23. "This should be a closer game than both sides experienced on opening weekend. Still, Russ should have little trouble hitting on a few big plays to Tyler Lockett or DK Metcalf against the Titans' spotty secondary, and the Seahawks' defense showed enough creativity getting after the QB to hold down the fort at home."
Bleacher Report NFL Staff expects a 31- 23 win for the Seahawks. "The Titans' terrible defense will have their hands full again. There should be some expected regression for both teams, but my money would be on the Seahawks continuing to roll at home by at least one touchdown. The best bet in this game will likely be the over, which is set at 54."
Sporting News Bill Bender predicts a close game with Seattle pulling off the win (32-29). "We're tempted to take the Titans here because of the desperation factor, but the defense was shaky in Week 1 and Russell Wilson can replicate all those issues for the defense. Both teams light it up in the passing game, but Seattle survives."
Seattle Times’ Bill Condotta has the Seahawks shutting down the Titans 34-23. "The Seahawks will get Tennessee's best shot after the Titans lost their opener at home to Arizona in disastrous fashion. And if this game were on the road, I might lean toward the Titans. But it's not, and as noted at the top, Seattle has been spectacularly good in-home openers in the Carroll era. There's no reason to think that trend won't continue."
Sportswriter Tim Weaver of SeahawksWire "expects a shootout and another home-opener victory" with the Seahawks winning 34-27. "The Titans are a talented team on offense, and we expect their receivers will give the Seahawks' cornerbacks some trouble. It would also come as a surprise if Derrick Henry doesn't bounce back from a quiet Week 1 and post some big numbers. All that being said, it's hard to see how Tennessee can stop Seattle's new-look offense given their lack of a pass rush."
12th Man Rising writer Jake Luppino says the 12s will be the “Key to the Game” for the Seahawks to beat the Titans 31-20. "The Seattle Seahawks have desperately missed their fans. There are numerous players on this team that have yet to play in front of the best fans in the NFL. Majority of them coming on the defensive side of the ball. Where – it is worth noting – the 12s rub off on the most."
Photos of the Seahawks playing the Titans throughout the years, including their time as the Houston Oilers. The Seahawks face the Titans at Lumen Field during Week 2 of the 2021 regular season.