Yesterday was interesting in the National Football League with the theme being backup quarterbacks saving the day, coming up clutch with the respective teams and that includes the Seahawks with Geno Smith have a great game in Seattle’s 31-7 victory over Jacksonville.
Smith stepped up huge for Seattle and the Seahawks now have a record of 3-5. With both Seattle and the Jaguars still trying to figure out who they are this season, the Seahawks were more focused team from the start. Playing at home, having the 12th man behind them and knowing the importance of this game to stay in the playoff race, Seattle did what it needed to to earn the win.
Here are three quick thoughts from Seattle’s week 8 victory and before the bye week in week 9.
Three thoughts from Seahawks victory over the Jaguars
Geno Smith had to overcome a lot of obstacles throughout his career being at West Virginia, getting drafted by the New York Jets, not getting any opportunities and eventually getting a chance with the Seattle Seahawks to learn from one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Russell Wilson.
Seattle is a perfect fit for Geno and having a coach like Pete Carroll has helped him a lot. Also, the weapons Seattle has on the offense is amazing. When Russell Wilson got injured, Geno Smith got his chance to prove the doubters wrong. To be able to take over and lead this team to a huge win on Sunday, it was great to see. Smith’s success might be an inspiring story and shows how hard he worked to get to this point in his career.
The Seattle Seahawks offense yesterday against the Jacksonville Jaguars was clicking on all cylinders from the beginning. No matter who the quarterback is for this team, the offense is still dangerous with the weapons they have with Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Gerald Everrett, Alex Collins and other talented players but Smith got the most out of his fellow players. This Seattle offense stayed locked in, stuck to the game plan, scoring points when needed.
Seattle used to be known for the defense but they have struggled quite a bit. In week 8’s game, the defense was fantastic holding the Jaguars to only 7 points. Trevor Lawrence was forced to make several bad throws and had several passes batted down.
The Jaguars offense is fast, young but still growing as a team. Seattle’s defense, like the offense, was focused from the beginning. They created a lot of mismatches against the Jaguars offense from the beginning and Jacksonville was never able to get into a rhythm offensively.