Seahawks 23, Falcons 27

(Seattle, WA) The Seattle Seahawks put themselves in a position to earn their 2nd home win of the season at Lumen Field, but a plethora of miscues combined with big plays by the Atlanta Falcons spoiled a decent outing from veteran Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith.

Smith threw for 325 yards and 2 touchdowns, but an interception inside the Falcons redzone salted away the victory for the Falcons.

The Seahawks moved the ball well offensively basically the entire game, the problem is that they had to settle for 3 field goals inside the Atlanta red zone which was a big difference.

The Hawks defense gave up a lot of yards, but they did give their offense a chance by forcing two turnovers, including a fumble recovery late in the 4th trailing 27-23 that gave Seattle a chance. But miscues hurt the Seahawks, as a holding call on Damien Lewis after Rashad Penny caught a screen pass that got the ball to the Falcons 10 brought it back and was a big back-breaker.

The positives in this one for Seattle was the fact that Smith looked poised in the pocket and delivered precise throws with good anticipation throughout the game. Penny and rookie Kenneth Walker made some nice plays as well from the running back position, along with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett getting some big catches to lead the Seahawks receivers.

This is a loss that is disappointing however because not only was it a winnable game, it was a game they should have won. Defensively, Seattle needed to be more consistent, giving up 3 touchdowns and 386 total yards. Marcus Mariota made some nice throws, Cordarrelle Patterson had 146 yards, and tight end and Kyle Pitts all had big games against the Seattle defense.

The Seahawks fall to 1-2 and travel to face the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints before coming back home to face the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 16. The win for Atlanta was their first of the season to improve to 1-2.


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