NFC West Writer
Tyler Lockett has made so many big plays during his nine years with the Seattle Seahawks, it’s become old hat for head coach Pete Carroll.
But even Carroll had to shake his head after the 30-year-old veteran receiver came through in the critical moments to lead Seattle to a come-from-behind 37-31 win in overtime against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
“Tyler Lockett had a phenomenal day as always,” Carroll said. “I hope he can continue to play forever because he just continues to make those spectacular plays.”
The Kansas State product helped turn Seattle’s season around with two touchdowns, including the game winner in extra time.
Lockett finished with eight catches for 59 yards and the two scores on a game-high 10 targets. He gave Seattle a 24-21 lead with 10:38 remaining in regulation on a three-yard crossing route for a score, dragging his toes in the back of the end zone for the catch.
Then, after the Seahawks won the coin toss with a “tails” call by backup quarterback Drew Lock, the veteran receiver put the game away with a six-yard reception for a score on an out route.
“It was tough knowing that we were going into overtime,” Lockett told reporters. “But like Pete says, if you can’t win in the first four quarters, sometimes you have to be able to continue to follow through. So I think for us, we won the toss, which is always big. And even though we didn’t have a good drive on the drive before, we let it go behind us. And we went out there and played at a high level.”
After a nose-pinching performance by Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Rams, in which he finished with just 12 passing yards in the second half, the veteran signal-caller was much better in Week 2 against the Lions.
Smith completed 32-of-41 (78%) passes for 328 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, posting a 116.3 passer rating. According to Next Gen Stats, he finished 19-of-22 for 189 yards and two…
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Publish date : 2023-09-18 02:13:10
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