“I thought that was a poor call, and it had a huge impact on the game because that’s a turnover,” Sherman said.
The Seahawks cornerback hit Mariota on the sideline at the Titans bench in the second quarter, prompting a scrum that resulted in a pair of unnecessary roughness
penalties to each team. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he wasn’t surprised Sherman was not ejected but liked how his players defended Mariota without anyone being ejected.
Murray’s TD run came as he zig-zagged through the Seahawks, and it was the longest against Seattle since Frank Gore had an 80-yarder in 2009 — before Carroll was hired in January 2010.
Titans rookie Adoree Jackson returned a punt 80 yards in the second quarter, or so he thought. Officials flagged the Titans for an illegal block above the waist, though Mularkey said it was a clean block. “I feel bad for him and us,” Mularkey said.
Tennessee (2-1), tied for first in the AFC South, will head to Houston (1-2) on Sunday to battle the Texans in a divisional game at NGR Stadium (1 p.m.).