Well, it wasn't quite the dominant performance we were hoping for from the Seahawks, but it was close enough. The offense fumbled the ball five times and special teams had far too many screwups (seriously, was Maragos really trying to throw that ball — and if so, to whom?), but the defense was solid when it counted most. Tennessee's offense gained just 223 net yards and scored only 6 points; if that isn't a great day for the defense, I don't know what is.
The offense did overcome their ball security issues to score 20 points, but you know your passing game is having some difficulties when a running back is your team's leading receiver for the game. Titans CB Alterraun Verner was every bit as good as advertised, and his coverage skills had a lot to do with the offense's problems. That's a guy who deserves a bigger piece of the spotlight right there.
Next up, the Seahawks face another stretch of back-to-back road games, starting with the Cardinals in Arizona on Thursday Night Football. The short week is going to be tough to overcome, but it also means the Hawks will have a few extra days to prepare to face the Rams in St. Louis the week thereafter. And after these two games they play five of their last eight games at home, which gives them a prime opportunity to build up a long string of wins and steamroll their way deep into the playoffs.