The Seattle Seahawks (3-5) are back in the win column after a 31-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6). Geno Smith threw for two touchdowns (both to DK Metcalf), rushed for another, and the defense held the Jaguars out of the end zone until garbage time. Tyler Lockett had 12 catches for 142 yards in a brilliant showing for him after a quiet past couple of weeks, and to cap things off Travis Homer had a kick return touchdown off an onside recovery.
Seattle’s three-game losing streak is over, the four-game home losing streak (dating back to last postseason) is over, and maybe just maybe we’ll see Russell Wilson back after the bye week and still alive in what is a pretty damn uninspiring wild card chase in the NFC.
The Jaguars got the ball on offense first and moved it effectively, but Ryan Neal got a 3rd down sack of Trevor Lawrence to take them out of even long field goal range. Seattle’s first possession was a 10-play, 80-yard drive that had an apparent 28-yard touchdown by Geno Smith to Tyler Lockett overturned after it was ruled that he was down at the 1-yard line. Rashaad Penny had two cracks at the goal-line and couldn’t score. Alex Collins was stuffed on 3rd and goal. Geno Smith went over the top on 4th down. TD! 7-0 Seahawks.
After Seattle went three-and-out, the Jaguars got to midfield and Trevor Lawrence threw a very poor underthrown pass into the waiting arms of Quandre Diggs. It’s Diggs’ 3rd interception of the year.
Seattle capitalized on this turnover with a well-engineered drive by Geno Smith, who converted a 3rd down to Tyler Lockett and then a couple of plays later got a touchdown pass to DK Metcalf, who Moss’ed Shaquill Griffin. 14-0 Seahawks.
The Jaguars got into Seattle territory but on 4th and 6 inside the 40, Urban Meyer went for it and Lawrence was just about sacked by Darrell Taylor. He ended up throwing a desperation pass that fell incomplete. Turnover on downs! Seattle drained pretty much the rest of the half and kicked a 31-yard field goal to take a halftime lead of 17-0 Seahawks.
Seattle went a swift three-and-out to start the half, and then a decent punt return by Jamal Agnew have the Jaguars great field position in Seahawks territory. They ended up with no first downs and turned it over on downs for a second time in the game.
An 8-play, 62-yard drive by Geno Smith included a trick play throw to Tyler Lockett for 28 yards. Deejay Dallas received the pitch, threw it back to Smith, then to Lockett for the big play. Two plays later, DK Metcalf scored on Shaquill Griffin to extend the lead. 24-0 Seahawks.
The rest of this game just petered out into something really boring. But could they get the shutout? Nope. A 16-play, 80-yard drive by Trevor Lawrence resulted in a 4th down touchdown to Jamal Agnew. Boooooo. 24-7 Seahawks.
But then the Jags went for an onside kick and Travis Homer took it to the house! Absolutely hilarious. 31-7 Seahawks FINAL.
Seahawks injury report
CB DJ Reed went into the medical tent with an unspecified injury late in the 4th quarter. He did not return and was replaced by Sidney Jones.
Next week’s opponent
Well they’re off next week. The Seahawks return from the bye with a Week 10 showdown on the road against the Green Bay Packers (7-1) at 1:25 PM PT on CBS.