Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Matt Flynn completed all but two of his passes
in his first game as a Seahawk and Seattle downed the Titans, 27-17, in the
preseason opener for both teams on Saturday at Qwest Field.
Flynn spent last season as a backup to Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay before
signing a three-year, $19.5 million contract with Seattle in the offseason.
The LSU product went 6-for-6 on his first series, and finished 11-of-13 for 71
yards and one interception.
Russell Wilson, who Seattle drafted in the third round back in April out of
Wisconsin, played the second half and threw for 124 yards and a touchdown on
12-of-16 passing with one interception. He also rushed three times for 59
yards, including a 32-yard touchdown scamper to seal the game late in the
Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck started all 16 games for the Titans in
2011, the 36-year-old's first season in Nashville following an outstanding 10-
year run in Seattle in which he made three Pro Bowls and guided the Seahawks
to six playoff appearances.
Hasselbeck's first game in Seattle as an opponent got off to a rough start, as
Brandon Browner picked off his first pass and returned it 23 yards for a
touchdown to give Seattle a 7-0 advantage.
Hasselbeck finished 5-of-9 for 45 yards and two interceptions, while Jake
Locker, Tennessee's first-round choice in last year's draft, went 7-for-13 for
Chris Johnson managed just eight yards on five carries, and rookie wide
receiver Kendall Wright, the 20th overall pick back in April, caught three
passes for 47 yards.
Seattle settled for a 41-yard field goal from Steve Hauschka on its first
offensive possession to take a 10-0 lead before a 32-yard field goal from Rob
Bironas made it a 10-3 contest as the teams entered the locker room.
Wilson started the second half and found free agent acquisition Braylon
Edwards for a 39-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 17-3.
Tennessee responded with a seven-play, 84-yard drive, capped by a 21-yard
touchdown run from Darius Reynaud to bring the Titans within 17-10.
After a three-and-out from Seattle, Reynaud took a punt 85 yards for his
second touchdown of the game to knot the game at 17-17.
Hauschka knocked down a 40-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to give
the Seahawks a three-point advantage.
After the teams exchanged turnovers, Rusty Smith led the Titans into field
goal range, but Will Batson missed wide on a game-tying 36-yard attempt before
Wilson's touchdown run put the game away for good.
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