The Titans took a 3-0 lead on the Seahawks by moving 72 yards on nine plays during their second possession. The drive started at the Tennessee 7-yard line, lasted 4:43 and ended with a 38-yard field goal by Rob Bironas.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started in place of injured Jake Locker for the second straight week, completed three straight passes to Kendall Wright and was 4-of-5 passing for 55 yards on the drive. Fitzpatrick also prevented disaster on the first play of the drive when he corralled a high shotgun snap. The next play resulted in a 32-yard gain to Wright, followed by gains of 11 and 4. Fitzpatrick scrambled for a gain of 5 and drew a penalty against Richard Sherman on a late hit out of bounds that moved the ball to the Seattle 30.
After a short run by Chris Johnson, Fitzpatrick narrowly missed an end zone throw to Damian Williams. On third-and-9, the Fitzpatrick completed a pass to Justin Hunter on a crossing route, but the rookie was stuffed a yard shy of the first down.
Rather than go for it on fourth-and-short, Titans coach Mike Munchak opted to go for the points from Bironas with 5:16 left in the first quarter.
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