The Seattle Seahawks, in dominating fashion, defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-7 in Lumen Field in Seattle to snap a three game losing streak as they prepare to head into a bye week.
In what could be Geno Smith’s final game as the Seahawks starting quarterback, Smith played nearly perfect as he attempted to involve wide receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett more. Smith finished the game with 20 completions on 24 attempts, with 12 going to Lockett for 142 and six going to Metcalf, two of which were caught for touchdowns.
On the flip side of the ball, the Seattle defense continued to rebound after their poor start to the season. The defensive line was able to get consistent pressure in the pocket, and accumulated eight total pressures. Lawrence ended the game with 30 completions on 49 attempts and an interception to Quandre Diggs early in the second quarter. The Jaguars offensive struggled to move the ball for the entirety of the game, to say the least.
While the Seahawks defense did perform in convincing fashion, many of the mistakes can be attributed to Jacksonville’s lackluster performance on the offensive side. The game was filled with protection busts, wide receiver drops, and miscommunications on offense.
In the final two minutes of the fourth quarter, both teams scored once on “garbage time” touchdowns, and the Jaguars escaped Seattle without a shutout.
Seattle will now enter the bye week before facing the Green Bay Packers in Week 10 of the NFL season. Currently, there is a possibility Russell Wilson is able to return for Week 10, and the team hopes he will be able to return. Seattle sits at 3-5 and will surely need to catch fire in the second half of the season if they want to make the playoffs as a wildcard team.
Rishi Rastogi is TWSN’s Seattle Seahawks Beat Writer and can be followed on Twitter @rishiirastogi.