4 winners and losers from Seattle Seahawks must-win Week 10 vs. Commanders

  • A receiver steps up late
  • Two cornerbacks have opposite games
  • How was QB1?
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Winner No. 3 - Quarterback Geno Smith

I have read a lot of comments on social media that have stated either as fact or implied that Geno Smith wasn't very good in Week 10. I wrote an article about his performance this week and one of the responses on 12th Man Rising Facebook said that I must not have seen the game because Smith was constantly missing receivers and didn't play well. But let's be real.

Did Smith go through part of the game - the second quarter and some of the third - where he struggled with accuracy? Yes, he did. Much of that can be attributed to the pass rush in Smith's face. Did Smith miss on a couple of passes that he should have completed easily - like a short pass out to the left to running back Zach Charbonnet on one third down? Yes.

Geno Smith wasn't perfect in Week 10, but the response to his play overall in the game shows some 12s will never like anything Geno Smith does, and I just don't understand that. First, he is the quarterback of the team so we want him to do well, right? And he led the league in completion percentage and the NFC in touchdown passes in 2022. Bad quarterbacks don't do that.

In Week 10, Smith led the team to its third fourth quarter comeback in 2023. He threw for 369 yards, 2 touchdowns, and he had no turnovers. His quarterback rating was 103.9. And Smith completed 31 of 47 passes (65.9 percent). He made some of his best throws on Seattle's last two drives. He was good in Week 10.

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