Three quick takeaways from Seahawks victory over Giants in Week 8

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The Seahawks moved to 5-3 with a victory over the Giants in Week 8 27=13. Seattle keeps its lead in the NFC West and continues to shock the world. That goes for the team and Geno Smith as well.

The weird thing is that the normally great Tyler Lockett made massive mistakes earlier in the game and probably created a point swing of 14 points. But Lockett also made up for it in the fourth quarter with a 33-yard touchdown reception that ended up being the difference in the game.

Each week that goes by seems to cement the fact that this Seattle team is the real deal. The offense can be explosive and difficult to defend and just needs Geno Smith to stay healthy. But the defense has finally found its way and can be the difference between Seattle making the playoffs or not. Here are three key takeaways.

Seahawks defeat the Giants in Week 8 and keep NFC West lead

Geno Smith is a true leader of this team

Smith’s numbers should have been even better than they were. Still, he finished 23 for 34 for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran for 26 important yards. Smith should have had another touchdown pass but Tyler Lockett dropped the pass. It was a rare miscue for Lockett but Smith seems to not have miscues for the most part of 2022. Let’s hope he keeps it up.

The rookie classes impact gets deeper with Boye Mafe having a big game

Rookie edge rusher Mafe finished with just 2 tackles but don’t let that mislead you. He had a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit. He also showed a presence in coverage. Was he perfect there? No. But he was close to receivers and for a rookie who has never really had to play coverage, Mafe looked like he could be a versatile and foundational player. Mafe is just the latest rookie to be great for the Seahawks.

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Uchenna Nwosu is a Pro Bowler

Nwosu has been the most consistent pass rusher the Seahawks have had this year. But he also can play the run. Against the Giants, Nwosu had 2 more sacks, 2 tackles for loss and 6 tackles. He was active and simply is the one Seahawks edge rusher who creates consistent havoc. The signing of him this offseason was a genius move for Pete Carroll and John Schneider.