Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks Matchup Preview (9/19/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks Matchup Preview (9/19/21)

Now that Week 1 of the NFL is in the books, we have a bit more info on teams across the league. While it’s always important not to overreact this early in the season, the performances last Sunday filled some teams with optimism and others with doubt. Two teams on the opposite ends of that spectrum are the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. The Seahawks had a fairly dominant performance against the Indianapolis Colts, winning 28-16 in another strong September start. The Titans, on the other hand, suffered a 38-13 blowout at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals. There’s plenty of questions as the Titans take on the Seattle Seahawks this week at Lumen Field. Can the Titans regain their 2020 steam? Will Russell Wilson and the Seahawks continue their early-season surge as we saw last year? Let’s take a look. 

Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Corner

As I said earlier, I don’t have much faith in this Titans defense. Between their 2020 performance and collapse last Sunday, it’s tough to be too optimistic about them. Last year, the Titans survived purely because of their offense. They were a classic team that scored a lot of points but allowed a lot of points. If the defense plays like this all season, the offense is going to have to rev it up. 

The Seahawks offense has got to be excited for this matchup. Considering their numbers against a much superior Colts defense, the team has the opportunity to put up major numbers. Expect Russell Wilson to toss plenty of TDs and perhaps even see a jump in the MVP race. Meanwhile, the defense needs to focus on shutting down Derrick Henry early. The Titans offense works best when the skill positions are firing on all cylinders, so if LB Bobby Wagner and crew can slow down the 2,000-yard rusher, the Titans will lose their balance. 

Expect a good amount of points in this matchup. Between the weak Titans defense and Russell Wilson’s hot streak in September, the Seahawks are likely to get on the board early. Tannehill will be forced to air it out to keep up, and I believe he’ll have an improved performance and connect with new WR Julio Jones more often. While I believe the Titans will turn things around as the season progresses, I can’t see them pulling the upset here. The Seahawks take the W and extend their September ATS streak as plenty of points get put on the board all day long.

Predictions: Seattle Seahawks win 34-27, Seahawks -6.5, over 54.5

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TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, September 19
Time: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Lumen Stadium – Seattle, Washington (WA)
TV Coverage: CBS

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Injuries

Tennessee Titans:

TE Anthony Firkser (knee) Q

LB Jaylon Brown (hamstring) Q

CB Caleb Farley (shoulder) O

LB Bud Dupree (knee) Q

David Long Jr. (hamstring) Q

Seattle Seahawks:

WR Dee Eskridge(concussion) D

RB Rashaad Penny (calf) D

DT Bryan Mone (elbow) Q

CB D.J. Reed (foot) Q

G Damien Lewis (groin) Q

Tennessee Titans Analysis

Some might think the Green Bay Packers were the most embarrassed team last Sunday. However, the Tennessee Titans are a close second. The team, which won 11 games last year on the way to a playoff run, was totally dominated on Sunday, with the Arizona Cardinals finishing the game 38-13. QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked five times by linebacker Chandler Jones alone. Overall, Tannehill put up average numbers, passing for 212 yards, a touchdown, and a pick. 

The way the Cardinals completely shut down the Titans is definitely a cause for concern. After all, the team held Derrick Henry, the centerpiece of the Titans offense, to just 58 yards and a 3.4 average. And, despite having the ball spread out to 8 different receivers, Tannehill couldn’t get enough going to score more than 13 points against the Cards. 

Nobody expected the Titans defense to be very good this year. After all, Tennessee ranked 28th in total defense last year, allowing 398.3 yards per game. The pass defense was especially weak in 2020, allowing 277.4 yards through the air per game. This weakness was on display against the Cardinals, with the Titans allowing 416 total yards. QB Kyler Murray had a prime performance, torching the Titans for 289 yards through the air, 20 more on the ground, and 5 total touchdowns. If they’re going to repeat as AFC South champs, they’ll need to tighten things up defensively.

Tennessee Titans Depth Chart

QB: Ryan Tannehill
RB1: Derrick Henry
RB2: Jeremy McNichols
WR1: Julio Jones 
WR2: A.J. Brown 
WR3: Chester Rogers
TE1: Anthony Firkser

Seattle Seahawks Analysis

Russ is already cooking. In Week 1 against the Colts, the veteran QB amassed 254 yards to go with 4 TDs. This was against a talented Indianapolis defense that ranked eighth overall last year. WR Tyler Lockett was impressive, hauling in 4 catches for 100 yards with 2 TDs. DK Metcalf added another 60 yards and a touchdown. Wilson is gelling with his receivers, meaning we could see another MVP-caliber beginning to the season. RB Chris Carson also had a productive day, averaging 5.7 yards while amassing 91 yards.  

The Seattle defense was decent last week, but could’ve been better. The team allowed the Colts to gain 336 yards, with new QB Carson Wents tossing 251 yards and 2 TDs. On the bright side, the Seahawks held star RB Jonathan Taylor to just 56 rush yards and kept the Colts third-down efficiency low at 5 of 13. Additionally, they sacked Wentz three times, pretty impressive considering one of the strengths of the Colts offense is their strong offensive line. 

The Seahawks have been awesome in September for quite some time. They’re currently on a 5-0 ATS run in September games, and are looking to keep that streak going Sunday. In September 2020, the team was 3-0 and averaging 37 points a game. With Wilson and company locked and loaded, expect another successful September from the Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart

QB: Russell Wilson
RB1: Chris Carson 
RB2: Alex Collins 
WR1: Tyler Lockett
WR2: D.K. Metcalf
WR3: Dee Eskridge
TE1: Gerald Everett

Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks Daily Fantasy Picks

RB Derrick Henry is definitely overvalued right now. At $8,300, he’s the fourth most expensive running back on DraftKings right now. While brighter days are ahead, I would wait for a better matchup after watching the Seahawks hold back Jonathan Taylor last week. Chris Carson is a much better value, currently listed at $6,100 on DraftKings. While the Seahawks receivers might seem a bit expensive, you should still take them into consideration. DK Metcalf is currently $7,600 while Tyler Lockett is listed as $7,200. No matter which receiver you pick, expect a big day against the Titans D.

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Anthony Elio is a professional writer based in Denver, CO. While he’s written about everything from video games to couponing in the past, he’s set his sights on sports betting. He also plays drums in the Denver rock band Television Generation.

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