For Pete's Sake: 5 critical observations from Seattle Seahawks Week 7 victory

  • Other receivers step up with no DK
  • The defense was good again
  • How did Geno do?
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Geno Smith rebounded nicely after last week's disaster

Outside of the ill-timed interception and lost fumble, both of which led to zero points by the Cardinals, Geno Smith needed a big bounce-back game after a rough outing in Cincinnati. It was far from perfect, but a win is a win, right?

A contributing factor for his rebound was partly due to a better usage of the run game. Kenneth Walker III was limited last week to just 19 carries, but that changed on Sunday as he totaled 26 carries for 105 yards. His utilization took some pressure off Smith to do more than he needed to, limiting the chances of any more mistakes.

Then there were the incredible efforts by Jake Bobo and Jaxon Smith-Njigba stepping up to make up for the void left by D.K. Metcalf's absence. Their combined eight receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns were noteworthy, especially since they both totaled nearly 30 yards for their longest catches of the afternoon.

Smith ended the game 18/24 for 219 yards and two touchdowns, plus the interception and fumble, a much cleaner stat line than just one week ago. Even though his performance wasn't necessarily memorable, it was for the history of Seattle quarterbacks.

With two touchdowns in this game, Smith moved into the sixth position on the Seahawks' passing touchdown leaders list. It's a noteworthy accomplishment when you consider that he's only been the starting quarterback for one and a half seasons, providing more context to his Seattle career.

Hopefully, these types of performances can continue, with fewer turnovers, of course, and we'll see more wins stacked before the schedule gets more grueling next month.

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