SEATTLE — Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans found a way to silence the notorious noise that hadn't been heard for nearly two years at the home of the Seattle Seahawks.
The Titans leaned on the NFL's bask-to-back rushing champion and staged the kind of comeback they haven't pulled off in a regular-season game in more than a decade.
Henry ran for 182 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime and Tennessee rallied from a 14-point deficit Sunday to stun the Seahawks 33-30.
"It just never ceases to amaze me," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. "We've just got to keep being in opportunities and being in football games where he can help us affect the outcome. That's really what happened today."
The Titans bounced back from a surprising blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Nashville to avoid what would have been their first 0-2 start since 2012.
Down 24-9 at halftime and 30-16 early in the fourth quarter, they turned to Henry, who carried them on the day Seattle welcomed fans back for a regular-season game for the first time since the end of the 2019 season. The Seahawks played in an empty stadium last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those fans left in silence, thanks to Henry, a terrific fourth-quarter drive from quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Seattle's missed opportunities.
"I don't think anyone expected us to come here and get a 'W,'" Henry said. "I knew if we stuck together, trust in what we preach and what Coach preaches, play the way we practice, it would eventually come together for us."
The Titans rallied from a 21-3 halftime deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 in the playoffs of the 2017 season. The last time Tennessee pulled off a bigger comeback in the regular season was 2006, when it erased a 21-0 halftime deficit to beat the New York Giants 24-21.
Seattle led by 14 after Freddie Swain busted free from coverage for a 68-yard touchdown with 13:06 left, but Jason Myers missed the PAT, hitting the upright and setting the stage for a wild conclusion.
Henry rumbled 60 yards for his second touchdown of the game less than a minute after Swain's score. His 1-yard run with 29 seconds left in regulation and the extra point from Bullock tied the game at 30. And when Tennessee needed yards in overtime after nearly ending the game with a safety, Henry had four runs for 21 yards to set up Bullock's winning kick.
Henry also had a career-high six receptions for 55 yards and his 182 rushing yards matched the most allowed by Seattle during coach Pete Carroll's tenure, which started in 2010. Tannehill was 27-of-40 passing for 347 yards, and Julio Jones had the 59th 100-yard game of his career with six receptions for 128 yards.
Tannehill was 7-for-7 on the final drive of regulation, with six of the seven passes going to backs. The Titans faced just one third down, and on first-and-goal, Henry plunged in from the 1.
Tennessee finished with 532 total yards, including 345 in the second half and overtime.
It was a disastrous fourth quarter for Seattle, and overtime wasn't much better. Tennessee nearly won the game when Ola Adeniyi sacked Russell Wilson on the hosts' only overtime possession. It appeared to be a safety, but Wilson was ruled down at the 1. The resulting short field led to an easy winning drive for the Titans.
Four runs from Henry set up Bullock, who hit field goals from 33, 30 and 24 yards, and missed from 44 earlier in the game. Six days after the Titans waived Michael Badgley after just one game, Bullock became the team's fourth player to kick since the start of training camp and the 12th since 2019.
Said Vrabel: "Happy for him that he can get recognized and help his football team win."
Wilson was splendid for three-plus quarters, but he struggled in the closing minutes of regulation and overtime when Seattle had chances to put the game away.
Wilson was 22-of-31 for 343 yards and two touchdowns, including a 63-yard strike to Tyler Lockett in the first half. Chris Carson added a pair of short scoring runs.
It was the fourth time in franchise history Seattle lost when leading by at least 15 points at halftime and first since losing to the St. Louis Rams 33-27 in overtime in 2004 at home. Seattle also had its 12-game winning streak in home openers snapped.
"We see what we can do in the first half, we know what we're capable of," said Lockett, who had eight catches for 178 yards. "We've just got to be able to learn how to be able to play when we're on top."
Henry, a second-round draft pick in 2016, now has four games with at least 150 rushing yards and three touchdowns in his NFL career. Eric Dickerson also had four, and the only players with more are Barry Sanders (six), Jim Brown (six) and LaDainian Tomlinson (five).
"I don't get caught up in all the scenarios and records," Henry said.
Henry also became the 18th player in league history with at least 10 games of 150 rushing yards. The Titans are 10-0 in those games.
"He got rolling," Seattle's Jamal Adams said, "and when he gets rolling, he's dangerous."
The Titans' offensive line took a big blow two hours before kickoff when left tackle Taylor Lewan limped off the field with a knee injury that occurred in early warmups. Ty Sambrailo started in Lewan's place, the same role he took on last year after Lewan was lost to a season-ending knee injury in October.
The injury woes up front persisted for Tennessee as left guard Rodger Saffold III went down with a shoulder injury briefly in the first half, returned, then left for good in the third quarter.