3 and out: Seahawks crushing Week 5 loss to Saints
By Almar Reyes
Geno and the Seahawks offense keep getting it done
Much of the talk during the offseason, when the Seattle Seahawks tapped Geno Smith to be their quarterback for this season, was that Geno will be a game manager. To be able to hand the ball over to their running backs and limit mistakes during the game. Those myth has now been busted, and for the second game in a row, Geno and the offense is surprising everyone.
In this game, Geno was able to open things up again through the air, to the tune of 268 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns. The main beneficiary of Geno’s passes this game was Tyler Lockett, who was able to haul down 5 catches for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 40-yard over-the-shoulder bomb for his second touchdown of the game.
The running game did not disappoint either, as both running backs Rashaad Penny and Ken Walker each had 8 carries to combine for 142 total yards and 1 touchdown. The Seahawks running game was highlighted by a 4th quarter 69-yard touchdown run by Ken Walker that momentarily put Seattle on top 32-31.
If the running game keeps going, it will greatly help Geno and the passing game to open it up even more, as opposing teams must protect against the run.