Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) passes the ball to running back Robert Turbin (22) during the 1st half against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Vs. Titans: Seattle Dispatches Tennessee, 27-17

The Seahawks won their first preseason game on the encouraging play of Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson.

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Seahawks Dispatch Titans, 27-17

The Seahawks kicked off the 2012 NFL preseason with a 27-17 win over visiting Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker, and the Tennessee Titans. The game got off to an auspicious start when Brandon Browner intercepted a deflected Hasselbeck pass on the game's first play from scrimmage and returned the ball 23 yards for a score.

The Seahawks first-team defense looked solid, and Jason Jones showed up immediately playing from the 3-tech position, getting into the backfield to stuff one run for a loss and generally just disrupting Hasselbeck's pocket. They were stingy against the run and didn't really give up and big plays, and Richard Sherman had an interception near the endzone when Matt aired it out on the second play of the 2nd quarter.

The Seahawks' first offensive drive was pretty impressive, as they matriculated down the field efficiently. They ate up over nine minutes of the first quarter clock, and ran the ball well. After a five yard pass to Golden Tate to open the drive, Leon Washington had consecutive runs of 9 yards, 9 yards, and 8 yards, respectively. The drive stalled in the redzone though, and the Seahawks had to settle for a field goal. The first-team offense wouldn't regain that spark though in the first half, and as Danny O'Neil pointed out on twitter, while the ‪Seahawks‬ opening possession picked up 58 yards of offense and five first downs; their next three possessions combined for 41 yards of offense and three first downs. Still, overall, Flynn looked consistent and comfortable - and he finished 11/13 for 71 yards and a pick.

In the second half, the Seahawks gave up a quick two touchdowns, one on a Darius Reynaud run and then followed up quickly with a returned punt for a score. Russell Wilson had his ups and downs but overall looked pretty solid for a rookie. He connected with Braylon Edwards on a deep bomb jump ball that Edwards wrested from the defender for his first passing touchdown. He made one major mistake, and it came in the redzone when he looked for Sean McGrath up the seam but severely underthrew him for a pick. Wilson bounced back after that play though and finished the game 12/16 for 124 yards passing, one touchdown and one pick. He also ran for a touchdown on a beautifully executed bootleg.

On the game, the Seahawks gained 321 yards of offense, 135 yards on the ground with 5.0 yards per carry, and 186 yards passing. Their passing attack was efficient, 23-29, but those two picks did hurt. They had typical Seahawks' balance, rushing 27 times and throwing 29 times, and they won the time of possession battle 32:16 to 27:44.

Leon Washington led the way for the Seahawks on the ground with 5 rushes for 26 yards, and Robert Turbin had 24 yards on ten carries. Braylon Edwards had 2 catches for 51 yards and touchdown.

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Seahawks Vs. Titans 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Seahawks open their preseason against the Titans on Saturday. Find all your viewing info right here.

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Seahawks Vs. Titans: Who's Playing, Who's Not

Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll gave his daily post-practice press conference on Friday and had some notable sits/starts for this Saturday's matchup with the Titans. First off, as we've already told you, presumed starting right guard John Moffitt is going to miss most or all of the preseason with an elbow injury he sustained on Thursday. He'll have surgery to clean up a few foreign bodies in that area and then is slated to miss 2-3 weeks. In his place, veteran Deuce Lutui and rookies Rishaw Johnson and J.R. Sweezy will get long looks as the team tries to settle the depth chart at that position.

Carroll also noted that WRs Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Ricardo Lockette and newly signed Terrell Owens will sit on Saturday. Pro Bowl RB Marshawn Lynch will also get the day off - presumably just for safety sake, as no specific injury was reported. At this point, it doesn't look like Tarvaris Jackson or Josh Portis will see much action under center.

With these players sitting, look for Golden Tate, Ben Obomanu, Braylon Edwards, Deon Butler, Kris Durham and a host of other receiver hopefuls to catch passes from Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson. Look for Robert Turbin, Leon Washington, Tyrell Sutton, Kregg Lumpkin and Vai Taua to get the bulk of the carries on the ground.

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John Moffitt Injury: Seahawks Right Guard Out 2-3 Weeks For Elbow Surgery

Seahawks presumed starting right guard John Moffitt sustained an elbow injury in practice on Thursday and it was announced Friday that he'll have surgery to clean up a few foreign bodies. The surgery should put him out two to three weeks, and Pete Carroll said that Moffitt 'should be okay' for the Seahawks' season opener on September 9th at the Arizona Cardinals.

Of course, the Seahawks start their preseason slate this Saturday by hosting Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker, and the Tennessee Titans.

Starting in Moffit's spot will be former Cardinal Deuce Lutui, signed over the offseason as a backup. Lutui, who also played for Pete Carroll at USC, has had a good training camp after getting his playing weight down to 340 or so, and has a real shot to grab a starting job if Moffitt's return suffers any setbacks. Also seeing significant time during training camp at guard were rookies J.R. Sweezy and Rishaw Johnson. It's a position battle to watch closely.

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Seahawks Vs. Titans: Matt Flynn Starting, Russell Wilson Playing 2nd Half

Matt Flynn will be starting the first game for the Seattle Seahawks against the Tennessee Titans, with Russell Wilson playing the second half.

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