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Geno Smith Approaching NFL Record for QB Games Streak of Efficiency

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Geno Smith has been embarking on season not many saw coming, but will go down as historic nonetheless. The reason it stacks up with some of the best to ever do it isn’t necessary for sexy statistics of yards and touchdowns either.

Smith owns the longest streak of any quarterback to have of games completing at least 60% of his passes while posting a passer rating of 80 or better. He has done this in 11 straight games this season, which stands as the second longest streak in NFL history. Only Aaron Rodgers Peyton Manning and have ever accomplished this in more games in a row, both doing it in 12 consecutive games in 2011 2009, respectively.

The WVU legend passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young this past week thanks to his performance despite the loss to the Raiders. Young put up those numbers in 10 straight games in 1992.

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Even though Smith’s name doesn’t get discussed as often as some of his peers who have been ascending since bent drafted, his success and efficiency makes him stand out. It’s worth noting that each of the other quarterbacks mentioned as having completed an historically length streak of efficiency won the NFL MVP for those seasons.

This Sunday offers Smith a chance to share a record with two all-time greats and then break it the following week. So far during the 2022 season, Smith has thrown for 2,802 yards, scored 20 overall touchdowns (19 passing and 1 rushing), only throw five interceptions and post a 64.2 rating. Smith ranks inside the top 10 among quarterbacks across the league in every major category, most notably 5th in both touchdowns and rating.

Smith will lead the Seahawks into SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles to battle the struggling defending Super Bowl champion Rams on Sunday. Kickoff for the game is set for 4:05 PM EST and the game will be televised on FOX if applicable in your local market.

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