The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions in Week 4 to move to 2-2. The game was beautiful and ugly at the same time.
If you needed any more proof that quarterback Geno Smith is not the problem with the 2022 Seahawks, I’ll give you Exhibit D. This would be Geno’s performance against the Lions.
Geno once again looked calm at all times and led an efficient and potent attack that was just barely good enough to win. Plus, thanks should be given to the touchdown scored defensively when rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen had a pick-six.
But let’s be honest about this. While Seattle’s offense was brilliant and never forced to punt, Seattle’s defense was once again amazingly bad. Seattle gained 555 yards but the Lions had 520. Seattle also only got 1 sack on Lions quarterback Jared Goff even though he attempted 40 passes.
Seahawks offense is great in Week 4 victory, defense…not so much
In the second half, when it appeared obvious the Lions were going to have to throw, Seattle rarely sniffed Goff and he was still throwing to wide-open receivers. The defense was an embarrassment.
The Seahawks against most other teams wouldn’t have been able to outscore their opponent. Detroit is just worse than Seattle defensively.
But I will close with happiness. Seattle is now 2-2. And while Geno Smith was fantastic, so were the offense’s main weapons.
Running back Rashaad Penny ran 17 times for 151 yards and 2 long touchdowns. DK Metcalf was a force down the field, especially early, and finished with 149 yards on 7 catches. (Metcalf appeared to be injured in the game but came back quickly and seemed fine so who knows what was going on.
And offensive coordinator Shane Waldron called the right play at the right time enough where the plays, like Penny’s touchdown runs, gouged the defense. The offense was great, the defense awful but a win is a win.