Tennessee is led by quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy winner from Oregon.
When, where: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
TV/radio: Ch. 13/710 AM.
2017 record: 1-1, tied for first, AFC South.
By the numbers
8 Consecutive seasons without a playoff berth.
13 Years without a playoff win, the last coming against Baltimore on Jan. 3, 2004.
4 Rushing touchdowns in first two games, tied with Kansas City and New England for most in the NFL.
Coach: Mike Mularkey (27-47 six seasons overall, 12-15 in three seasons in Tennessee).
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Series record: The Seahawks lead the overall series with the Titans 10-5. That includes a 6-4 record when the franchise played in Houston. Seattle has played in Nashville just once, a 28-24 win in 2005. The two teams last played in 2013, a 20-13 Seahawks win at CenturyLink Field.
Early line: Titans by 3.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota: The former Oregon standout and Heisman Trophy winner has shown signs he could be worth being taken second overall in the 2015 draft. In his second season last year, Mariota led the Titans to an 8-7 record in the 15 games he played (Tennessee went 3-13 the prior season) before suffering a fractured fibula. He has recovered from the injury and is off to a decent start this season going 40 of 68 for 471 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also remains a dangerous runner and has 50 yards on nine carries.
RB Derrick Henry: Another Heisman Trophy winner in Tennessee’s backfield, the 247-pound Henry is coming off his best game as a pro with 92 yards on 14 carries in the teams 37-16 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Henry has been splitting time with former Dallas standout DeMarco Murray. But Murray has a hamstring issue and it’s unclear if he will be available Sunday.
CB Adoree’ Jackson: The former USC star has emerged as a starter at cornerback, playing almost 90 percent of the defensive snaps as well as becoming the expected return threat.
About the Titans
A week one home loss to the Oakland Raiders aside, the Titans appear to be putting together a team that should be a legitimate threat to win the AFC South this season, as evidenced by the rout Sunday of Jacksonville on the road. After a 4-5 start in 2016, the Titans hit their stride with a rout of Green Bay at home and later back-to-back wins against Denver and Kansas City to finish at 9-7, just their second winning record since 2008. Hopes remain high this season with a young and emerging offense led by Mariota working behind what is considered one of the better lines in the NF,L anchored by left tackle Taylor Lewan, a 2014 first-round pick out of Michigan, and right tackle Jack Conklin, a 2016 first-round pick out of Michigan State. The line helped pave the way for a breakout game from 2015 Heisman winner Derrick Henry against the Jaguars on Sunday — the Titans are averaging 137 rushing yards per game, sixth in the NFL after Sunday. Mariota’s elusiveness also helps the team avoid sacks — he has been sacked just twice, and once on Sunday by a Jacksonville team that had 10 in its opener against Houston.