An opportunistic play on special teams gave the Titans a 10-7 halftime lead on the Seahawks.
Jason McCourty forced and recovered a fumble by Chris Maragos and returned the ball 77 yards for a touchdown as the first half expired. McCourty received a key block from Bernard Pollard and picked up a convoy the rest of the way.
Maragos was filling in as a holder for punter/holder Jon Ryan, who was going to attempt the short field goal in place of Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka. Hauschka left the game with an injury after he was bulldozed while trying to tackle Tennessee’s Darius Reynaud on a 40-yard kickoff return late in the second quarter.
As Michael Griffin was tackling Maragos, McCourty stripped the ball before Maragos’ knee touched the ground. The play was reviewed by officials and stood.
It was the second career touchdown for McCourty, who recovered a blocked punt against Indianapolis in 2011.
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