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Monday night’s game in Seattle threatened to overshadow most of what happened in the game’s first 59 minutes, but a spectator at Lumen Field took note of another story. Brandon McManus He missed a 64-yard field goal.

Chants of “Geno” could be heard as the Seahawks quarterback. Geno Smith It took a couple of knees to finish the hour. After spending the previous eight seasons as a backup, Smith was installed as the team’s starting quarterback and led the Seahawks in an impressive first half.

Smith was 17-of-18 for 164 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks took a 17-13 lead into the break. He cooled off a bit in the second half, finishing 23-of-28 for 195 yards, but the play went beyond expectations and Smith put the win on ESPN, saying, “They wrote me up, but I didn’t even respond.” ” He would expand on that thought after the game.

“When people say ‘what I’ve experienced,’ man, I think that’s a stretch,” Smith said on the team’s website. “I’ve been in the NFL for 10 years, so it’s funny to say what I’ve been through. Then people write me to say, I am It was just working. I mean, ‘I never wrote again.’ I don’t hear things like that. I just do it. I know what’s inside of me. God has blessed me with talents and interests and passions. As far as thinking about naysayers or whatever, I don’t get into that kind of stuff. People can write you off, but life is what you make it. I’ve been blessed to be in the NFL for ten years now and I’m working my ass off. It’s a team game and we won as a team tonight.”

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday night that Smith is “ready for this moment” and his play would have been the biggest story of the night if not for the dramatic way things went on the Broncos’ final drive.

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