Seahawks top the Jets 23-6 in Geno Smith’s revenge game
Seattle started the season at a surprising 7-5 only to lose their next three games. Somehow their playoff hopes were still alive coming into this game against the New York Jets. However, much of their fate was to be decided by outside forces. The Seahawks would need to with their final two games while the Packers would have to lose one of their two.
The Seahawks managed to top the visiting New York Jets 23-6 while Green Bay blew out Minnesota 41-17. If Seattle can win next week against the Rams, and the Packers lose to the Lions, the Seahawks are in the playoffs.
The Seahawks started off the game with a boom when Kenneth Walker III broke free for a 60-yard run on the opening play. Two plays later Geno Smith hit Colby Parkinson for the 12-yard touchdown.
Seahawks beat Jets to stay alive in playoff hunt
Smith ended up putting on a performance that outshined the team that drafted him in 2013. While he did have two near picks in the game, he completed 18 of 29 of his passes for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Bother the running backs and tight ends were huge contributors to Seattle’s win against the Jets. Walker and DeeJay Dallas both had several crucial runs that picked up good yardage and put the Seahawks in a position to score. Colby Parkinson had 5 receptions for 36 yards and 1 touchdown while Tyler Mabry had 1 reception for a 7-yard touchdown. Noah Fant contributed 50 yards on 2 catches.
Walker and Dallas are both recovering from ankle injuries but that didn’t seem to be a factor. Walker rushed for 133 yards on 23 attempts and caught 1 pass for 9 yards. Dallas rushed for 43 yards on 7 attempts while also catching 3 passes for 55 yards; one of which was a 42-yard gain on a shovel pass.
On the defensive side of the ball, it looked like Seattle was going to struggle to stop the run all game once again. Thankfully, they managed to hold the Jets to only 75 total rushing yards. Quandre Diggs and Mike Jackson each got an interception while the defense nearly had three more.
Unfortunately for the Seahawks, it looks like they have lost linebacker Jordyn Brooks for the rest of the season with a knee injury. If Seattle ends up sneaking into the playoffs, his loss will be significant and Cody Barton and co will have to take a huge step forward.