The Jets had been on the ropes for weeks prior to Sunday, when Geno Smith delivered the knockout blow.
With two first-half touchdown passes, the former Jets quarterback did just enough to knock his former team out of the playoffs with a 23-6 Seahawks victory.
Smith stated, “In all honesty, it means nothing other than the fact that we have another opportunity to make the playoffs.” “I’m thankful that the Jets drafted me into the NFL, and although things weren’t ideal there, there were nice times. There are still individuals there that I regard dear. I have several positive relationships in New York. For me, it was simply another game. It’s great to see some old friends and folks we play with.”
The Jets selected Smith in the second round of the 2013 draft. He started in his first two seasons with the Jets until being brutally struck by a teammate and suffering a fractured jaw during training camp in 2015. He would start one final game for the Jets. This season with the Seahawks, he has rebuilt his career and qualified for the Pro Bowl.
He completed 18 of 29 passes for 183 yards on Sunday. Additionally, he ran for 18 yards. Smith began the game by throwing a touchdown pass of 12 yards to Colby Parkinson. Later, he connected with Tyler Mabry on a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Pete Carroll, coach of the Seahawks, remarked, “I thought he was solid.” I believed he did a competent job handling the business.
The best play by Smith occurred at the end of the first quarter. He eluded the Jets’ pass rush and then completed a shovel pass to running back DeeJay Dallas for 41 yards for the second touchdown.
Nate Herbig, the starting right guard for the New York Jets, was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an ankle injury. Herbig was not listed on the injury report until Friday, indicating that he sustained the injury during practice. In lieu of Herbig, the Jets started Laurent Duvernay-Tardif at right guard.
On Sunday, Garrett Wilson catches a pass against the Seahawks.
Garrett Wilson surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on his first reception of the game, a gain of 8 yards in the second quarter. Wilson entered the game on Sunday with 996 yards. Wilson had only three catches for 18 yards in the game, bringing his season total to 1,014 yards. He is the first Jets wide receiver to surpass 1,000 yards receiving since Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker both accomplished the feat in 2015. Wilson had already shattered the franchise record for receiving yards and receptions by a rookie.
Safety Lamarcus After missing the previous two games with a hip injury, Joyner returned to the starting lineup, but he did not last long. Joyner left the game with a hip injury near the end of the first quarter.