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SEATTLE -- Pete Carroll cracked jokes about decisions he regretted, and the odd plays and strange bounces on Sunday. Miami Heat Gear . Seattles coach was in a mood to smile because Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman came through to keep the Seattle Seahawks perfect at home. Lynch ran for two touchdowns and had 155 all-purpose yards, Sherman got his third interception of the season early in the fourth quarter, and the Seahawks finally shook the Tennessee Titans for a 20-13 victory. Seattle (5-1) won its 11th straight at home despite a long list of mistakes that allowed the Titans (3-3) to hang around in the game. There was a careless turnover that ended one promising drive, a fortunate bounce that prevented another fumble and an unusual muffed field goal attempt that led to the Titans only touchdown on the final play of the first half. Despite the miscues, Lynch, Sherman and another solid game from quarterback Russell Wilson were enough for Seattle to stay atop the NFC West. "We kind of made it rough on ourselves today," Carroll said. "We could have had a better day of it, but some stuff got away from us." Lynch finished with 77 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 1 and 3 yards, and a career-best 78 yards on four receptions. Wilson was 23 of 31 for 257 yards, and Seattle dominated in total yardage, outgaining the Titans 404-223. Ryan Fitzpatrick, making his second start in place of injured starter Jake Locker, completed 17 of 29 passes for 171 yards and threw two interceptions for Tennessee. He made the mistake to challenge Sherman on the first play after Seattle took a 13-10 lead in the fourth quarter. Sherman didnt get faked out on a double move and held position to easily make the interception. "Were putting ourselves in situations that you have to be perfect. You cant make one mistake," Tennessee coach Mike Munchak said. Seattle turned the interception into points. Wilson found Sidney Rice for 24 yards to the Titans 3 and Lynch plowed in on the next play for a 10-point lead with 7:33 left. "This is what we expect from one another," Sherman said. "We expect these kinds of plays, this kind of effort and we feel like we just clean the plays up." Steven Hauschka kicked field goals of 31 and 29 yards in the second half for Seattle, but only after being injured in the first half, a development that led to a major special teams blunder and Tennessees touchdown. Hauschka was plowed by Darius Raynaud during the kickoff return following Lynchs first TD in the second quarter. Just before halftime, he was evaluated in the locker room for a possible concussion. "Thats the first time Ive been popped like that. Usually I come out OK, but thats the first time Ive taken it pretty bad," Hauschka said. Chris Maragos, a reserve safety, was asked to hold on a short field goal attempt by punter Jon Ryan on the final play of the half rather than Seattle going for it on third-and-goal at the 4. Maragos, a holder in college, caught the snap cleanly, but it slipped as he placed it down. Instead of falling on the ball, Maragos tried to make a play. He was stripped by Michael Griffin and Jason McCourty picked up the loose ball and raced 77 yards to give the Titans a 10-7 halftime lead. Carroll said in hindsight he should have gone for it. "It should have been better awareness by me," Maragos said. "Its really all my fault. I should have knelt down on it or threw it down or something." The mistakes continued on Seattles first possession of the second half. Rice caught his first pass of the game, only to fumble as he was spun to the ground. Eventually the mistakes subsided for Seattle, although they were helped early in the fourth quarter by a lucky bounce following three plays that covered 78 yards, including Wilsons 55-yard pass to Lynch. On first down at the 2, Lynch ran to the left and had the ball knocked free by Moise Fokou. The ball bounced perfectly for Zach Brown, but he tried to pick it up and run. He never had control and it caromed into the arms of Wilson. Instead of another costly red zone turnover, the Seahawks had second down at the 11. Hauschka eventually hit his second field goal. "I felt like I was playing shortstop again," Wilson said. Notes: Fokou left in the fourth quarter with a knee sprain. Seattle DE Chris Clemons suffered a hyperextended elbow late and Carroll was unsure if hed be back on Thursday in Arizona. ... Lynchs previous high was 58 yards receiving. ... Seattle benched CB Brandon Browner in the first half, but he played his normal role in the second half. Dion Waiters Jersey . The biggest collapse in franchise history was a long time ago, and he was too busy trying to make sure it didnt happen again. LeBron James Jersey . Numbers Game looks into the Wild getting Matt Moulson from Buffalo. The Wild Get: LW Matt Moulson and LW Cody McCormick. . "We cannot stay the same way the whole season long," said Reyes. "This is not acceptable. Something needs to change because were a better team than what were showing right now. Its a long season and we just need to continue to push." Its been a frustrating week for the ballclub.PHILADELPHIA -- Scott Hartnell was concerned he had broken his foot. He had been playing with pain for two weeks and wore a walking boot at a Flyers charity event over the weekend. But after getting cleared to play following a negative CT scan, he looked as good as he has all season. Hartnell and Claude Giroux each had three points, Steve Mason made 33 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the banged up Detroit Red Wings 5-0 Tuesday night. "We needed a big win, we needed two points," Hartnell said. "Were (about to go) on a really tough road trip against some big opponents out west and we needed to get our confidence back going into that trip." Adam Hall and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. The Flyers (26-22-6) won an eighth straight game at home against the Red Wings (23-19-11), a franchise best against Detroit, which has not won in Philadelphia since the 1997 Stanley Cup final. Mason turned in his best performance since signing a three-year extension with the Flyers last week. In the three previous games since inking the deal, Mason had allowed 11 goals and been pulled twice. "These games are building blocks," said Mason, who recorded his second shutout of the season and the 21st of his career. "Over the course of the season, youre going to have ups and downs, its just a matter of how you come out of it. This is a small step in a bigger picture and thats how Im going to look at it." Flyers coach Craig Berube shuffled his lines before the game, moving Hartnell up with Giroux and Jake Voracek. Hartnell scored the Flyers first two goals of the game and Giroux netted one in third. Each time Giroux or Hartnell scored, the other picked up an assist. "Hes pretty easy to play with," Hartnell said, referring to Giroux. "You get him the puck and youre going to get it back." Hartnell opened the scoring with a power-play goal at the 6:18 mark of the first period when he redirected Kimmo Timonens drive from the point and notched his second of the night 8:08 into the second period when he scored off a cross-ice pass from Giroux, who assisted on both of Hartnells goals. Timonen later left the game with a lower-body injury and did not return. The veteran defenceman will be reevaluated Tuesday but, when asked after the game, Berube said Timonnen was "fine. Jason Williams Jersey. " The Red Wings arent nearly as lucky on the injury front. They played Tuesday night without three of their top forwards in Johan Franzen, Henrik Zetterberg, and Pavel Datsyuk. Franzen missed 16 games with a concussion and returned to action against the Florida Panthers on Sunday but is once again dealing with concussion symptoms. Zetterberg missed his third game with a bad back and Datsyuk his 11th with a lower-body injury. "We want to get our big guys back," Red Wings forward Drew Miller said. "A lot of the guys that are out right now are big leaders and guys we look to for scoring. But were not looking at that as an excuse. Weve got guys who can step and play." Starting in place of Jimmy Howard, who was back on the Detroit bench after missing three games with an injury of his own, Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson stopped 23 of 28 shots. In the second period, Detroits Luke Glendening, Kyle Quincey and Tomas Tatar all hit posts. Forward Riley Sheahan would have gotten the Red Wings on the board in the third, but his shot over the glove of Mason came after Flyers defenceman Nicklas Grossman dislodged the net, stopping play. Grossman was whistled for delay of game but Detroit, which came into Tuesday night with the leagues top-ranked road power play, but failed to score on its four man-advantages. "These are the times when you have to find a way, get a step," defenceman Niklas Kronwall said. "The power play has to be clicking. We have to find a way to get one goal. I thought we had good chances in the second period. (Quincey) had a grade-A chance right in the middle of the slot. I think (Tatar) had one off the crossbar. But the puck didnt go in, and we have to find a way to be a lot better." NOTES: Hartnell was cleared to play Tuesday after being seen in a walking boot at the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival on Sunday. The forward has been dealing with soreness in his left foot for the last two weeks, but a CT scan came back negative. ... Out of the lineup Tuesday night for the Flyers was winger Zac Rinaldo (ankle). Defenceman Andrej Meszaros was a healthy scratch. ... For the Red Wings, Howard missed his fourth straight game but was on the bench backing up Gustavsson. Todd Bertuzzi was a healthy scratch. ' ' '

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