Nov 27, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes fora touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Jacobs dominates Seahawks, hands Raiders OT victory

Josh Jacobs scored on an 86-yard run with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 40-34 victory against the host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.

Jacobs carried 33 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders (4-7), who won in OT for the second consecutive week.

Derek Carr overcame two first-quarter interceptions to complete 25 of 36 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns.

The Seahawks (6-5) lost their second in a row and fell out of a first-place tie in the NFC West.

Seattle’s Geno Smith was 27-of-37 passing for 328 yards and two TDs. Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for two scores.

The Raiders got the ball first in overtime and moved to Seattle’s 37-yard line before the drive stalled. Daniel Carlson’s 56-yard field-goal attempt was wide right.

The Seahawks went three-and-out and had to punt to Las Vegas’ 14-yard line. On the next play, Jacobs went up the middle and was hardly touched on his way to the end zone.

Carr threw a 5-yard scoring strike to Foster Moreau with 1:54 remaining in regulation to tie the score.

That came after Smith threw an 18-yard TD pass to Travis Homer with 5:37 left to break a 27-all deadlock.

The first three quarters went back and forth, with neither team leading by more than eight points.

The Seahawks opened the scoring on a 12-yard run by Walker before the Raiders responded with an 18-yard pass from Carr to Ameer Abdullah.

The Seahawks took a 13-7 lead as Jason Myers kicked 24- and 34-yard field goals.

The Raiders took their first lead as Carr threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Mack Hollins on a flea flicker.

Jacobs scored on a 30-yard run one play after Denzel Perryman intercepted Smith to give the Raiders a 21-13 advantage midway through the second quarter.

Smith hit Tyler Lockett with a 35-yard scoring strike before Carlson kicked a 36-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the half to give Las Vegas a 24-20 lead.

Walker scored on a 14-yard run on Seattle’s first possession of the second half.

Carlson’s 25-yard field goal tied it at 27-all heading into the fourth quarter.

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Nov 13, 2022; Munich, Germany, DEU; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) looks to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter of an International Series game at Allianz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders look to carry momentum into meeting with rested Seahawks

Derek Carr’s options were limited.

With tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on injured reserve, Carr had one place to go in overtime last week at Denver.

Carr hit Davante Adams with a 35-yard scoring strike, giving Las Vegas a 22-16 overtime victory that snapped a three-game skid.

The Raiders (3-7) will look to continue on a positive path when they travel to the Pacific Northwest to play the Seattle Seahawks (6-4), the NFC West co-leaders, on Sunday afternoon.

“I’ve played with a lot of receivers in my nine-year career, a lot of smart guys,” Carr said. “But Davante, he can see it like a quarterback.”

Perhaps that’s why Adams was open by 11.9 yards on the winning score, according to Next Gen Stats, the largest amount of separation for an overtime touchdown since the NFL began tracking that in 2016.

Adams said the route was the same he ran in the second quarter to the other side of the field, beating Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II.

“The call was to read what was going on with his leverage and the coverage, but it was based on something we had seen earlier in the game,” Adams said. “Just kind of marrying the concepts together.”

The Raiders also got a big game from Josh Jacobs, who rushed for 109 yards and caught three passes for 51 yards.

“To me, one of the most impressive things about him is he never asks to come out of a game,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said of Jacobs, who had all 24 of Vegas’ rushing attempts against the Broncos. “I’ve coached for a while, and that’s a tough position to play and to never come out because you get hit a lot and you get banged about and guys are falling on you and all the rest of it.”

Jacobs could be the key Sunday, as all four of Seattle’s losses have come when it allows more than 150 yards rushing.

The Seahawks had a bye last week after having a four-game winning streak snapped in a 21-16 loss to Tampa Bay on Nov. 13 in the NFL’s first regular-season game played in Germany.

“We’re in the middle of the season, and we’re doing the things we need to do,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Really, really pleased with our guys and think they’ve done a great job.”

Tops on that list is quarterback Geno Smith, who took over after Russell Wilson was traded to Denver in the offseason.

Smith entered the bye leading the league in completion percentage (72.8) and was second in passer rating (108.0) and fifth in yards passing (2,474).

Not bad for someone who had started just five games over the previous seven seasons.

“I think it’s a mixture of talent and mental stability. I think those things are coming into a good combination right now,” Smith said. “I’ve always had those two things, so it’s more so just me being in the light versus doing it in the shadows.”

Both the Raiders and Seahawks are relatively healthy. Las Vegas offensive tackle Kolton Miller (shoulder/abdomen), who missed the Denver game, was a limited participant in practice this week, as was linebacker Luke Masterson (ribs). Seattle wide receiver Dee Eskridge (hand) and defensive end L.J. Collier (illness) missed practice.

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Leonard Fournette strides into the end zone for a touchdown in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' win over the Seattle Seahawks in Munich, Germany.

Bucs defense stifles Seahawks in NFL’s Germany debut

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held off a late rally to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 21-16 Sunday in Munich, the NFL’s first game played in Germany.

The NFC South-leading Bucs, who entered last in the league with 61 yards rushing per game, exceeded that by 100. Rachaad White rushed for a career-high 105 yards on 22 carries and Leonard Fournette added 57 yards and a TD on 14 attempts.

Brady was 22-of-29 passing for 258 yards, hitting Julio Jones with a 31-yard scoring strike in the second quarter and Chris Godwin from 4 yards early in the fourth.

The Bucs, who snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a 16-13 victory against the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, were dominant defensively, allowing 283 yards of total offense.

The NFC West-leading Seahawks (6-4) had a four-game winning streak come to an end. They failed to reach the end zone until Geno Smith’s 21-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett with 8:20 left. A two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score 21-9.

Brady was picked off by linebacker Cody Barton midway through the fourth quarter, Brady’s first interception in 399 attempts since the season opener. That was three passes shy of the NFL record of 402 held by Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.

The interception led to Smith’s 19-yard TD pass to Marquise Goodwin with 3:58 left, pulling the Seahawks within 21-16.

But Brady and the Bucs were able to run out the clock.

After a scoreless first quarter, Brady found Jones and Fournette scored on a 1-yard run to give the Bucs a 14-0 halftime lead. The Seahawks punted on all five of their first-half possessions.

Seattle’s Jason Myers made a 55-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half.

Smith completed 23 of 33 passes for 275 yards and led the Seahawks with 22 yards rushing. Rookie Kenneth Walker III was limited to 17 yards on 10 carries.

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Oct 30, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates following a touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll amped for Seahawks-Buccaneers battle in Munich

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about this week’s trip to Munich, Germany, to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as part of the NFL’s International Series.

“To me, it’s like a (college) bowl game,” said Carroll, who guided USC to several, including a Bowl Championship Series title, before returning to the pros over a decade ago. “Everything around it, there is somewhat of a celebration everywhere you go as you travel and at the airport. It just seems like there is an added level of attention to it that makes it fun.”

It will be the first NFL game played at Allianz Arena, the home of the FC Bayern Munich soccer team, and will feature a pair of division leaders.

The surprising Seahawks (6-3) have won four consecutive games to move atop the NFC West, while Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (4-5) are tied for first with Atlanta in the NFC South.

Carroll said his players are excited about the trip.

“They are really pumped up about it,” Carroll said. “We are going to try and put on a show, make them see our football, and experience it in a way they never have before. It’s an honor to do that, and we will respect the heck out of every aspect of this.”

This will be the Seahawks’ second European trip in four years — they defeated the then-Oakland Raiders 27-3 in London in 2018 — so they have a feel for what’s ahead.

“Really, we are going to get on the bus, get on the plane, we will sleep a little bit longer, and we will be in a different country,” Carroll said. “It’s really not that big of a deal.”

The Seahawks won 31-21 at Arizona last week as Geno Smith shook off a pick-six to throw for 275 yards and two touchdowns while rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for 109 and two more scores.

The Buccaneers, meanwhile, had to rally to defeat the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams 16-13 at home to end a three-game skid. Brady completed 5 of 6 passes for 60 yards on the winning drive, the record 55th of his career, and hit rookie tight end Cade Otton with a 1-yard touchdown pass with nine seconds remaining.

“We have not played the way we’re capable. Just some things have kind of not really fallen our way at all,” said Brady, who became the first NFL quarterback to throw for more than 100,000 career yards, including regular season and playoffs. “Hopefully we can get a win (Sunday), get to 5-5 and then the whole season is ahead of us.”

Added Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles: “It’s a lot easier to fly overseas after you win a game than when you lose a game. We’ve just got to start putting (victories) together.”

Brady’s options might be diminished Sunday as several of his receivers were listed on the injury report this week. Wideouts Julio Jones (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) have missed practice, while Mike Evans (ribs/ankle) has been a limited participant. Guards Shaq Mason (ankle) and Luke Goedeke (foot) have also sat out, as has linebacker J.J. Russell (hamstring).

The Seahawks are relatively healthy, with nose tackle Al Woods and defensive end Poona Ford both missing practice because of illnesses and linebacker Cullen Gillaspia sidelined with a knee injury.

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Nov 6, 2022; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7)  passing in the first half in Glendale, Arizona, USA;  at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks pour it on late to knock off Cardinals

Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes while overcoming a pick-6 to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 31-21 victory against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in Glendale, Ariz.

Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for a game-high 109 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the NFC West-leading Seahawks (6-3), who won their fourth consecutive game.

The last-place Cardinals (3-6) lost their second in a row and for the fourth time in their past five games.

Smith completed 26 of 34 passes for 275 yards, with touchdowns of 4 yards to DK Metcalf in the second quarter and 9 yards to Tyler Lockett in the third. Smith also rushed for 38 yards on six carries, converting two first downs with his legs on a drive that culminated in Walker’s 1-yard touchdown run with 7:32 remaining to give the Seahawks a 24-14 lead.

Arizona’s Kyler Murray was 25-of-35 passing for 175 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 60 yards on eight attempts.

Murray led a nine-play, 83-yard touchdown drive on Arizona’s opening possession, capped by a 22-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins, the first time in 14 games the Cardinals scored a TD the first time they had the ball.

Arizona’s offense didn’t reach the end zone again until Murray’s 6-yard scoring strike to Zach Ertz with 3:32 to go.

Walker scored on a 5-yard run with 2:14 remaining to help clinch the victory.

The Cardinals’ Zaven Collins made a leaping interception on a screen pass and returned it 30 yards for a score with 9:18 left in the third quarter, giving Arizona a 14-10 lead. It was the Cardinals’ league-leading fifth defensive touchdown this season.

After the pick-6, Smith guided the Seahawks to touchdowns on their next three possessions before taking a knee in victory formation the last time they had the ball.

Seattle’s defensive effort was led by linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who made a game-high 12 tackles, including 11 solo stops.

The Seahawks improved to 8-1-1 in their past 10 games in Arizona.

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Oct 30, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) reacts to a dropped pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

With Seahawks up next, Cardinals know they need to make move now

If the Arizona Cardinals are to make a move in the NFC West this season, now would be the time to do it.

The last-place Cardinals (3-5) will host the division-leading Seattle Seahawks (5-3) on Sunday, followed by games against the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.

“Obviously, not a lot of wiggle room left, with three division games and where we’re at record-wise,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “If you are able to win all three, there’s an opportunity to be right there and have a piece of first place at the end of this deal. Our guys understand that after starting the way we did, that’s a great carrot out in front of you.”

The return of receiver DeAndre Hopkins from a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs has sparked Arizona’s offense — he had 12 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown last week — but Kyler Murray threw two costly second-half interceptions in a 34-26 loss at Minnesota. Murray passed for 326 yards and a season-high three touchdowns.

“We’ve got to go back to the drawing board and practice better,” Hopkins said. “You guys see that we are right there and not getting blown out. This was one of the best teams in the NFL, and we had a chance to win.”

The Cardinals and Seahawks met three weeks ago in Seattle, with the hosts prevailing 19-9. Arizona’s lone touchdown came when its special teams fell on a fumble by Seahawks punter Michael Dickson in the end zone.

That was the beginning of a renaissance for Seattle’s then-No. 32 ranked defense. The Seahawks allowed one touchdown in last week’s 27-13 victory against the visiting New York Giants — on a 2-yard drive after a lost fumble.

“Confidence and swagger,” veteran linebacker Bruce Irvin said of Seattle’s defensive turnaround. “Guys are finally believing in themselves, are believing in one another, and if we have a messed-up play, we don’t dwell on it, we move on to the next play.”

Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for a fourth-quarter touchdown and quarterback Geno Smith threw for two TDs as Seattle won its third consecutive game.

After trading away Russell Wilson in the offseason, most prognosticators figured it would be the Seahawks in last place midway through the season, not first.

“I hate that we were crappy early in the year and we weren’t doing stuff right, but we held on to it and we knew — we felt like we knew where we could go, and we’re getting going,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “All the people that doubt — we run the ball too much, you don’t understand football and he can’t stay up with the new game and all that kind of stuff — that’s a bunch of crap, I’m telling you.

“We’re doing fine. We’re all right. I don’t mind proving it day in and day out.”

The Seahawks, who are 7-1-1 in their past nine games at Arizona, are relatively healthy. Only wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and outside linebacker Darrell Taylor missed practice, both with groin injuries.

The Cardinals placed running back Darrel Williams (hip) on injured reserve Wednesday. They also had three offensive linemen miss practice time this week — Rodney Hudson (knee), Max Garcia (shoulder) and D.J. Humphries (back). On defense, safety Budda Baker (ankle), cornerback Christian Matthew (hamstring) and lineman Jonathan Ledbetter (ribs) have also been sidelined.

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Oct 30, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Lockett’s redemptive touchdown sends Seahawks past Giants

Tyler Lockett overcame a pair of rare miscues to catch the tiebreaking touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the visiting New York Giants 27-13 Sunday afternoon in the NFL’s lone matchup of the week between teams with winning records.

The veteran receiver hauled in a pass from Geno Smith down the right sideline and scored a 33-yard touchdown with 9:18 remaining to put Seattle ahead for good.

Smith was 23 of 34 for 212 yards and two touchdowns for the NFC West-leading Seahawks (5-3). Smith went 5 of 5 for 75 yards on the go-ahead drive. Lockett finished the game with five receptions for 63 yards.

The Giants (6-2) were limited to 225 yards of total offense by a Seattle defense that was ranked 29th in total yardage. Daniel Jones was 17-of-31 passing for 176 yards and was sacked five times. Saquon Barkley gained just 53 yards on 20 carries.

Lockett lost a fumble at Seattle’s own 2-yard line that led to New York’s lone touchdown — a 1-yard run by Barkley with 5:51 left in the first half that tied the score at 7-7.

Lockett also had a potential touchdown reception late in the third quarter fall to the turf after the ball grazed his facemask. Lockett was charged with his first dropped pass of the season.

The Seahawks benefited from a pair of fumbles by New York punt returner Richie James, which led to 10 points.

The latter, with 6:04 remaining, gave Seattle the ball at the Giants’ 32-yard line. Smith hit tight end Noah Fant for 16 yards, then Kenneth Walker III scored on a 16-yard run to give Seattle a two-possession lead. Walker rushed 18 times for 51 yards.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Seahawks took the lead as Smith threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf with 12:07 left in the half to cap a 15-play, 69-yard drive.

After the Giants tied it, James’ first fumble led to Jason Myers’ 35-yard field goal with 1:38 left to give the Seahawks a 10-7 lead at the intermission.

New York opened the second half with a 14-play, 79-yard drive that took 8:56 off the clock. But the Giants stalled in the red zone and had to settle for Graham Gano’s 31-yard field goal to tie the score at 10-10.

The teams traded field goals — a 51-yarder by Myers and a 31-yarder by Gano — before Lockett’s go-ahead score.

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Oct 23, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel jones (8) and running back Saquon Barkley (26) celebrate a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Giants, Seahawks square off in battle of biggest surprises

Headlines in New York and Seattle this week have included words like “validation” and “silencing doubters.”

The Giants (6-1) and Seahawks (4-3), two of the most surprising teams in the first half of the NFL season, will look to remain on that path when they meet Sunday afternoon in Seattle. The game marks the league’s only Week 8 matchup between teams that both have winning records.

New York is a half-game behind NFC East-leading Philadelphia and is the first team in league history to start 6-1 or better with each of its first seven games decided by one possession.

The Giants won 23-17 at Jacksonville last weekend as safeties Julian Love and Xavier McKinney stopped Jaguars receiver Christian Kirk at the 1-yard line on the game’s final play. Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones each rushed for more than 100 yards.

“I’m never really happy,” first-year Giants coach Brian Daboll said. “It’s always on to the next week. I’m glad we won. But like I say every week: There’s certain things to clean up. This week is no exception.”

Veteran defensive tackle Leonard Williams said the Giants can’t keep allowing opponents to stay in the game until late in the fourth quarter.

“It’s not good enough,” Williams said. “We’re not doing a good enough job of putting our foot on the gas and finishing the game, where we can have a comfortable win.

“Even though we pride ourselves on taking teams into the deep end (in the fourth quarter) and winning in those situations, I think we need to get out of the habit of coming down to those close games.”

The Seahawks are atop the NFC West, a half-game ahead of the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.

Geno Smith, who took over after Russell Wilson was traded to Denver in the offseason, leads the league with a 73.5 completion percentage. He’s third in quarterback rating (107.7), behind only Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (109.5) and Buffalo’s Josh Allen (109.1).

“We have a long way to go — 4-3 is OK but it’s not the greatest,” Smith said. “We must keep building.”

With running back Rashaad Penny out for the season after ankle surgery, rookie Kenneth Walker III has stepped up.

Walker rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns — including a clinching 74-yarder in the fourth quarter — in a 37-23 victory against the host Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday, the Seahawks’ first victory against a team with a winning record.

Smith completed 20 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, his fifth multi-TD game of the season. Marquise Goodwin, filling in after DK Metcalf went down with a knee injury late in the first quarter, made a pair of TD receptions.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was unaware his team was in first place when he met with his players in the locker room following Sunday’s victory.

“I would have been going nuts about that. That’s fun, too. That’s good,” Carroll said. “Seven weeks in and look where we are. Who would have thunk it?”

Metcalf was among the Seahawks to miss practice time this week, along with fellow receiver Penny Hart (hamstring), offensive guard Phil Haynes (concussion), linebacker/fullback Nick Bellore (concussion), defensive end Poona Ford (ankle) and outside linebacker Darrell Taylor (groin).

The Giants, who have been banged up and have a bye next week, have worked out without wide receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring), tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye), guard Ben Bredeson (knee), tackle Evan Neal (knee), linebacker Oshane Ximines (quad) and cornerback Cor’Dale Flott (calf).

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Oct 23, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA;  Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks get ‘good report’ on injured WR DK Metcalf

There was nothing season-ending about the knee injury that forced Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf to leave the game Sunday, which was confirmed Monday by Seattle head coach Pete Carroll.

Carroll said the “great report” the team received on Monday did show an issue with the patellar tendon. NFL Network reported Metcalf would begin rehab, while Carroll said Metcalf wants to be on the field for Wednesday’s practice in preparation for a home date with the New York Giants (6-1) in Week 8.

“We got a really good report this morning. He does not need surgery,” Carroll said. “He hurt his patellar tendon some… It’s a great report.”

A determination on the length of any absence from practice or availability for games this week and beyond will be made at a later date. Seattle visits the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 6.

Metcalf was injured while attempting to catch a pass near the goal line in the first quarter and ruled out for the game, which the Seahawks won over the Los Angeles Chargers to improve to 4-3 and take sole possession of first place in the NFC West.

X-rays at the scene were negative and Carroll said Monday additional tests confirmed no extension damage to Metcalf’s injured knee.

Metcalf, 24, had one catch for 12 yards before exiting. He has 31 receptions for 418 yards and two touchdowns this season, his fourth in the NFL.

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Oct 23, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA;  Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) celebrates with Seattle Seahawks guard Austin Blythe (63) after a touchdown in the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kenneth Walker III stars as Seahawks blast Chargers

Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for a career-high 168 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74-yarder with 6:56 remaining, as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 37-23 Sunday in Inglewood, Calif.

Geno Smith completed 20 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns — both to Marquise Goodwin — as the Seahawks (4-3) moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC West.

The Chargers (4-3) had a three-game winning streak snapped. Justin Herbert was 33-of-51 passing for 293 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Ekeler was limited to 31 yards on nine carries, but added 12 catches for 96 yards and scored rushing and receiving TDs.

The Seahawks turned two first-quarter turnovers by Herbert — an interception and a fumble — into a 17-0 lead.

Smith threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Goodwin in the back right corner of the end zone to open the scoring midway through the first.

An interception by Seahawks safety Ryan Neal led to a 12-yard touchdown run by Walker to make it 14-0. And a strip sack by Darrell Taylor turned into a 46-yard field goal by Jason Myers with 1:08 left in the quarter.

The Chargers pulled within 17-14 as Ekeler scored on a 7-yard run and Herbert threw a 13-yard scoring strike to Mike Williams.

Smith led a seven-play, 73-yard drive late in the half, capped by a 23-yard touchdown pass to Goodwin, to give Seattle a 24-14 lead at the intermission.

After the Chargers punted on their first possession of the second half, the Seahawks put together a 17-play drive that took 10:20 off the clock. But they stalled in the red zone and had to settle for Myers’ 34-yard field goal to extend the lead to 13 points.

The Chargers tackled Walker in the end zone for a safety early in the fourth before Myers kicked a 50-yard field goal to make it 30-16.

After Walker’s long scoring run, Ekeler caught a 1-yard screen pass to complete the scoring.

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf suffered a knee injury late in the first quarter and didn’t return. Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson was carted off the field in the second quarter with a knee injury.

–Field Level Media