Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Just a quick recap tonight, but the Tennessee Titans opened the preseason with a 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Fourth-string running back Darius Reynaud stole the show for the Titans, scoring once as a rusher and once on a punt return, but the Seahawks broke a fourth-quarter tie thanks to some short field position and then iced the game with a touchdown in the final two minutes.

The most eyes are of course on the quarterback battle. Matt Hasselbeck started and put up some pretty mediocre numbers, 5-9 for 45 yards and two interceptions, including a pick-6 in the first 10 seconds. That one was a multiple-deflection, while the other one was a formation-based deep shot for Damian Williams that doubled as an effective third-down armpunt. Locker was more efficient, going 7-13 for 76 yards in leading the Titans to a field goal in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half

The supposedly-improved running game was difficult to find, as Chris Johnson managed only 8 yards on 5 carries. It sadly reminded me a lot of the 2010 preseason game against Carolina, where the Titans' difficulties running the ball presaged similar problems in the regular season. The Titans' offense barely moved the ball at all, save a few Hasselbeck passes to Washington and one to Cook, until the Seahawks took their first-team defensive line out of the game.

We'll have more on the Titans' performance this game, including an in-depth look at the things I indicated in my game preview, later on Total Titans.

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