Geno Smith leads the Seahawks to a high-scoring victory
Now back to Geno Smith. I don’t normally predict the Seahawks to win because I am afraid of jinxing them. (Also, if Seattle does lose, just check this article again and you can blame me; I will have jinxed them.) Mind you, even when Seattle was really good in the early-to-mid 2010s, I picked them to lose many times even if I thought they should win. But this year? The Seahawks are a crap shoot.
But while Arizona is decent against the run, they haven’t been fantastic against the pass this season. The Cardinals are 27th in quarterback rating allowed at 101.1. Arizona also is last in sacks with just 6 so far. And Arizona is 25th in yards allowed per attempt (6.9). Seattle is worse in these categories, sure, but Geno Smith would be good against his own team too.
I think this game plays out the way many of Seattle’s games have so far this year. It will be close in the second half and Seattle’s offense won’t be able to take whole quarters off. This is one reason they didn’t win in Week 5 because Seattle scored 0 points in the third quarter. If Seattle does that in Week 6, they will lose too.
But Geno is playing at such a high level right now and DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are both healthy. Plus, Smith is doing a much better job of involving Seattle’s tight ends than Russell Wilson ever did. In the end, Seattle’s offense will outscore the Cardinals and win the game 39-37.