First quarter

Peephole perspective: Titans 7-0, as they took the opening kickoff and drove 79 yards in 10 plays to a 1-yard touchdown run by Chris Johnson.

Player of the quarter: Vince Young. The Titans’ QB was 4 of 4 on the opening drive, and three of the completions went for 10-plus yards. Young was 5 of 6 in the quarter, with the one incompletion an interception by Josh Wilson.

Play of the quarter: A 28-yard gain on a screen pass from Young to fullback Ahmard Hall, giving the Titans a first down at the Seattle 18 on the opening drive.

Line of the quarter: 5 of 6 for 78 yards. Those were Young’s totals in the first two series before Simms took over.

The bigger picture: That opening drive by the Titans included three double-digit pass plays, as Young went to Nate Washington for 16 yards, got 28 on a screen pass to Hall and then hit Justin Gage for 17 yards to the 1. The Seahawks stopped Johnson on first and second downs, but he got in on a third-down run.

Wilson started at right cornerback for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks introduced tight ends John Carlson and Chris Baker, as well as running back Justin Forsett. But on their first play, Julius Jones was the running back and fullback Owen Schmitt also was in the lineup instead of Baker. The Seahawks picked up one first down, on Matt Hasselbeck’s 10-yard pass to Deion Branch on third-and-6. But Jones was then stopped for no gain and Hasselbeck threw two incompletions to end the possession.

Wilson came up with a third-down interception on the Titans’ next possession, after defensive end Chris Clemons flushed Young from the pocket. Young’s pass to Justin Gage was on target, but Wilson stepped in front of him to make the pick. The Seahawks could not capitalize, however, as Hasselbeck was sacked on first down when former Seahawks Jason Babin beat right tackle Sean Locklear and Jones dropped a third-down pass.

The Seahawks got a sack of their own on the next series, as Clemons beat Leroy Harris to drop Chris Simms for a 13-yard loss on third down. On the second-down play, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson dropped Javon Ringer for a 2-yard loss.


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