Geno Smith, Seahawks lead Russell Wilson, Broncos 17-13 at halftime

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Geno Smith stood toe to toe with Russell Wilson in the first half, and the Seahawks lead the Broncos 17-13 at halftime.

Smith started the game 13-of-13 before overthrowing Rashaad Penny. He finished the first half 17-of-18 for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

It’s only the third time since 1991 that a Seahawks quarterback has completed at least 90 percent of his passes for more than 150 yards with two or more touchdowns in the first half of a game. Wilson had the other two such games, in 2016 against the Lions and the same year against the Jets.

Smith threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Will Dissly with 11:26 remaining in the first quarter and a 25-yard touchdown pass to Colby Parkinson with 2:24 left in the first half. The Seahawks could have had an even bigger lead, but on fourth-and-one at the Denver 7 on the team’s second possession, Smith lost his footing on a quarterback sneak. He was stopped short of the line to gain, turning the ball over on downs.

Wilson went 10-of-15 for 206 yards with 67-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Jeudy. It was Jeudy’s first touchdown pass since the final game of his rookie season after not reaching the end zone in 2021.

Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs dropped an interception that bounced off his chest with 33 seconds remaining in the half, allowing the Broncos to get a field goal on the final play of the half. Brandon McManus had field goals of 30 and 40 yards.

The Broncos have seven penalties for 71 yards.

8 responses to “Geno Smith, Seahawks lead Russell Wilson, Broncos 17-13 at halftime

  1. Have to admit is kinda fun watching Russell and the Broncos take a huge dump on National TV and getting outplayed by Geno. If the Seahawks hadn’t dropped two easy picks this game would be over by now.

  2. Denver fans can pipe down now. $49 million per year and you take Wilson out to kick a 64 yard fg? Clueless coaching. Wilson’s agent is on hhe line to Colin Cowherd as we speak calling for a new coach. Lol

  3. I would LOVE to see geno Smith just ball out this year and get comeback player of the year can u imagine lol

  4. Geno Smith did not lead. He disappeared completely in the second half. The Broncos were poorly coached and lacked discipline. And it didn’t help the officials blew at least five calls last night (didn’t call).

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