Locker Room Buzz: Tennessee Titans

SEATTLE -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Tennessee Titans' 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field:

Average: As much as Mike Munchak and his team are struggling, at least the Titans coach isn’t hiding from the obvious. “We’re 3-3,” he said. “That means we’re average right now.” Players largely agreed and receiver Nate Washington said he thinks next week’s home game qualifies as a must-win for the Titans. A win over the San Francisco 49ers would send the Titans to their bye at 4-3, a loss would mean 3-4.

Tests Monday: Moise Fokou, the team’s steady middle linebacker, left the game early in the fourth quarter with a sprained knee. He still finished tied for the second-most tackles, with eight. He was replaced by Colin McCarthy. Fokou said he would have tests Monday morning in Nashville to determine the extent of the injury. Running back Jackie Battle also didn’t finish the game with a neck problems that came about on special teams.

Killer penalty: The Titans’ last shot to get the ball back ended with a third-down offside call against rookie defensive end Lavar Edwards. “Stupid mistake, a mistake that I shouldn’t have made,” he said. “Anything could have happened if I wouldn’t have jumped offsides. It was a bad play that could have cost us the game.”

Check pkuharsky at Instgram for a few postgame pictures.