Seahawks’ Pete Carroll Gets Blunt on Geno Smith’s Struggles in 49ers Lo

The Seattle Seahawks aren't happy after their latest setback.

Despite having Geno Smith in the lineup after suffering a right elbow injury against the Los Angeles Rams the week before, the Seahawks were unable to create any offense and were routed 31-13 by the San Francisco 49ers. 

Seattle was not only thrashed by their archrivals, but they also failed to register an offensive touchdown, with Jordyn Brooks scoring on an interception return.

While the Seahawks only scored 13 points, their second-lowest total of the season, they were especially bad in the first half, scoring three scores and gaining 52 yards on six possessions. 

Smith, who had been iffy all week, was notably unimpressive in the first half, going 6-for-9 for 55 yards with one interception and two sacks.

Head coach Pete Carroll was questioned if Smith's injury had an impact on his play and the Seahawks' offensive troubles in the first half, 

which he promptly dismissed in the postgame press conference.The Seahawks have now gone 20 consecutive possessions without an offensive touchdown, dating back to the first quarter of their Week 11 loss to the Rams.

Carroll emphasized that Smith and the Seahawks must improve on third-down conversions after going 3-of-11 against the Niners.

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