Week 3: Seahawks at Titans Picks & Predictions

Check out which team the national media is picking to win Sunday's matchup between the Seahawks and Titans in Tennessee.

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The Seahawks head to Tennessee this weekend for a Week 3 matchup with the Titans at Nissan Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT with television coverage on FOX (channel 13 in Seattle).

Here's a look at which team the national media is predicting to win this Sunday, September 24:

Elliot Harrison at NFL.com predicts a 20-13 Titans win, "The Titans' defense bottled up Jacksonville last week, forcing three turnovers, with the only touchdowns coming in garbage time. More importantly, Tennessee's strong run game is providing Dick LeBeau's defense an ample breather."

Brady Henderson at ESPN.com sees a 17-14 victory for Seattle, "The Seahawks believe some of the issues that held their offense back in Week 2 -- dropped passes and some uncharacteristic inaccuracy from Russell Wilson -- are easily correctable. But their offensive line very much remains a question mark, and it has a tough matchup against a Dick LeBeau-led defense that is sure to bring all sorts of pressure. The Seahawks might need to rely again on their star-studded defense, which has been as good as advertised while allowing only 26 points through the first two games. That group has allowed only four completions on throws more than 10 yards downfield, tied for second in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Information. If the Seahawks can continue to limit explosive plays in the passing game and find even a few of them on offense, it should be enough to grind out another win."

Cameron Wolfe at ESPN.com projects a four-point win for the Titans, 20-16, "Tennessee will try to use its running attack to control the flow of the game, and it helps that Seattle has to deal with a cross-country trip to much warmer weather. Unfamiliarity might be a deciding factor, as Wilson (124.5) and Marcus Mariota (121.1) lead the NFL in passer rating during interconference games since Mariota entered the NFL. This is the type of game -- being a narrow home favorite against a consistent contender -- Tennessee needs to win to reach its next plateau."

Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com predicts the same margin of victory as Wolfe, taking the Titans 18-14, "The Titans seemed to right things last week against the Jaguars, and I think that continues. Titans take it in a slugfest."

Chris Simms at BleacherReport.com thinks the Titans win 19-17, "If the Titans want to prove they're a playoff team, these are the games they need to win. They couldn't get it done against the Raiders in Week 1. They will this week."

Sam Farmer at the Los Angeles Times predicts a 24-20 Tennessee win.

Jim Moore at 710Sports.com thinks Seattle wins by six, 23-17.

Michael David Smith and Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com each pick the Titans to win this week.

Two of eight experts at CBSSports.com pick the Seahawks to win, four of five writers at USA Today like Seattle, and six of 10 analysts at ESPN.com predict a Seahawks victory.

Photos of the Seahawks playing the Titans throughout the years leading up to their Week 3 game at Nissan Stadium.  

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