RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Tyler Lockett would have preferred to be anywhere else on Wednesday, rather than standing at the front of an auditorium talking about himself, the numbers he’s put up through the first two weeks of the regular season and the chance he has for more records this week.
The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver seems to prefer the feeling of being somewhat underappreciated even as he continues to put up huge numbers.
“The only thing that’s different is like everybody’s trying to start talking about me,” Lockett said. “I just want to kind of chill and not be in front of the camera. I just want to kind of do me.”
While he may not want the attention, he’s earned it over the first two weeks of the season. Lockett has 278 yards receiving and three touchdowns through the first two games, including long scores of 69 yards in Week 1 against Indianapolis and 63 yards last week against Tennessee where he nearly came to a stop, let two Titans defenders slide by, and outran the pair to the end zone.
Lockett is second in the league in yards — the top three are Deebo Samuel, Lockett and Cooper Kupp, all from the NFC West — and tied for second in TD catches.
Seattle’s offensive system makes it unlikely he'll be able to keep this up, but for now Lockett and his team are enjoying it.
“He has been kind of under the radar in a sense,” coach Pete Carroll said. "He’s doing pretty good. He’s been compensated really well. We know it. We recognize it. He’s doing just fine.”
A wide receiver with two touchdowns of 60 or more yards is a rarity this early in the season. Lockett is one of six players to have at least one touchdown of 60 yards or more in each of the first two games. He’s the first to do it since Steve Smith in 2007 when he had touchdowns of 68 yards in Week 1 and 74...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It is one of Pete Carroll’s favorite questions, whether in the midst of a news conference or rallying his players in the locker room.
“Can you win the game in the fourth quarter?” has been Carroll’s cry, and usually during his time in Seattle the answer has been “Yes.”
On Sunday, his team provided a resounding example of how to lose a game in the fourth.
While it hasn’t always been textbook, the Seahawks under Carroll have rarely had a complete collapse in the final period. The lead might get taken away for a moment or two, but only on rare occasions have the Seahawks failed with their end-of-game execution.
Seattle lost 33-30 to Tennessee in overtime after blowing a 30-16 fourth-quarter lead. The offense sputtered. The defense let Derrick Henry run for 107 yards in the fourth and overtime. Jason Myers missed an extra point that changed some of the math.
It took a collective series of mistakes to send Seattle (1-1) to the surprising loss.
“There was a game to be won there. That’s why it’s a real disappointment to let them get away with it,” Carroll said Monday.
While there was plenty that bothered Carroll, what stood out was penalties. Seattle was flagged 10 times for 100 yards, five of those personal fouls, including a taunting penalty on D.J. Reed.
“We failed to make the good decisions at the time of the end of the play,” Carroll said.
The Seahawks' new offensive system isn’t lacking for big plays. Seattle already has three touchdowns of 60 of more yards after Tyler Lockett’s 63-yard TD catch and Freddie Swain’s 68-yard TD reception on Sunday. Lockett also had a 69-yard TD catch in Week 1 against Indianapolis.
The three TDs of 60 or more yards are the most in any...
SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll was sullen, almost in a state of disbelief. Of all the crazy outcomes during his tenure as coach of the Seattle Seahawks, there has rarely been a meltdown like this.
Up 15 points at halftime, leading by 14 points early in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks went on to the kind of loss that could prove rather costly playing in arguably the toughest division in the NFL.
“I don’t think any of us expected to lose a game like that,” Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett said.
Unable to contain Derrick Henry at key moments, Seattle lost 33-30 to Tennessee in overtime on Sunday. It was a surprising result after the Seahawks led 24-9 at halftime and 30-16 early in the fourth quarter after Freddie Swain broke free for a 68-yard touchdown reception.
It all fell apart with a series of mistakes that encompassed every aspect of the Seahawks roster, leading to a stinging setback.
“We did so many good things and then we really hurt ourselves just too many times when you’re playing a good team,” Carroll said.
Seattle lost for just the fourth time in franchise history when leading by at least 15 points at halftime. It was the second time under Carroll that the Seahawks lost a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, the previous time coming in 2015 in an overtime loss at Cincinnati.
Everyone was at fault. The offense couldn’t put together a fourth-quarter drive for a clinching score. The defense couldn’t get enough stops and committed a handful of untimely penalties that extended Tennessee drives.
And special teams became a deciding factor after Jason Myers missed an extra point following Swain’s touchdown that would have restored the Seahawks' 15-point lead.
“I hate this. I hate having to; 24-9 at halftime, come on,” Carroll said.
Henry took over down the stretch,...
SEATTLE (AP) — Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans found a way to silence Seattle's notorious noise that hadn't been heard for nearly two years.
The Titans leaned on their All-Pro star and staged the kind comeback they haven't pulled off in a regular-season game in more than a decade.
“I don’t think anyone expected us to come here and get a ‘W,’” Henry said. “I knew if we stuck together, trust in what we preach and what coach preaches, play the way we practice, it would eventually come together for us.”
Henry ran for 182 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime, and the Titans rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun the Seattle Seahawks 33-30 on Sunday.
“It just never ceases to amaze me. We just got to keep being in opportunities and being in football games where he can help us affect the outcome,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “That’s really what happened today.”
Down 24-9 at halftime and 30-16 early in the fourth quarter, the Titans leaned on their All-Pro running back, who carried them on the day Seattle welcomed fans back for a regular-season game for the first time since the end of the 2019 season.
They left in silence, thanks to Henry, a terrific fourth-quarter drive from Ryan Tannehill and Seattle’s missed opportunities.
The Titans rallied from a 21-3 halftime deficit to beat Kansas City 22-21 in the 2017 playoffs. The last time Tennessee pulled off a bigger comeback in the regular season was 2006 when it erased a 21-0 halftime deficit to beat the Giants 24-21.
Seattle led by 14 after Freddie Swain busted free from coverage for a 68-yard touchdown with 13:06 left. But Jason Myers missed the extra point, hitting the upright and setting the stage for a wild conclusion.
Henry rumbled 60 yards for...
The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT):
The NFL has the first 14-11 halftime score in its 102 seasons.
Dallas held the 14-11 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers, prompting the search which confirmed the unusual halftime score was a first.
CBS posted the graphic about the oddity before the end of the first half. It was confirmed after doing a search via Sportradar.
The Chargers got to 11 points with Tristin Vizcaino’s 46-yard field goal and wide receiver Mike Williams catching a screen and going 11 yards for a touchdown. Los Angeles then made the 2-point conversion on Austin Ekeler’s run up the middle.
Vizcaino had a chance to tie it late in the first half, but his 44-yard attempt hit the left upright with 3 seconds remaining. Dallas got the ball at their 49 yard line and nearly scored when Dak Prescott connected with Ceedee Lamb at the Chargers 45.
Lamb then fund an opening and went up the right sideline, lateraling it to Ezekiel Elliott at the 17 before he was forced out of bounds by Derwin James at the 3.
Arizona Cardinals kicker Matt Prater has capped a wild first half against Minnesota with a franchise-record 62-yard field goal on the final play.
Prater’s kick put Arizona up 24-23 and surpassed the 61-yard field goal Jay Feely made against Buffalo in 2012. Prater is the NFL record holder with a 64-yard field goal for Denver against Tennessee in 2013.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has thrown for two touchdowns and run for another. Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins has kept pace with his counterpart, throwing for three first-half TDs.
Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski has two scoring catches yet again.
Gronkowski caught touchdown passes of 20 yards and 1 yard from Tom...