Quarter notes: Fourth

In a nutshell: Steven Hauschka’s 40-yard field goal with 11:17 left in the game gave the Seahawks the lead. Will Batson’s miss on 36-yard attempt with 4:46 to play made it stand. Russell Wilson then scored on a 32-yard run with less than two minutes left.

Player of the quarter: Rookie defensive lineman Gregg Scruggs. On the first two plays of the quarter, Scruggs teamed with Pierre Allen for a 5-yard sack and then teamed with Jaye Howard to drop Jamie Harper for a 3-yard loss on third down. His efforts forced rookie Will Batson to punt from just inside the back line of the end zone, and he got off a 29-yarder that went out of bounds. That set up Hauschka’s 40-yard field goal that gave the Seahawks a 20-17 lead. Scruggs later tripped up Darius Reynaud for a 4-yard loss, forcing the Titans to try a 36-yard field that sailed wide left with 4:46 to play.

Play of the quarter: Veteran linebacker Heath Farwell poked the ball from the grasp of Taylor Thompson and then recovered the fumble to give the Seahawks the ball at the Titans’ 12-yard line. Russell Wilson’s first-down pass was intercepted in the end, but Farwell’s big play was impressive nonetheless.

Numbers of the quarter: 27 and 20. The Seahawks’ point total (27) in winning their opener, but also the number of Kregg Lumpkin (20) who touched the ball on the first four plays on the drive to Wilson TD.

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