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Last week, the Seahawks star quarterback was hit in the hand, causing tendon damage and ultimately leading to surgery. Former WVU standout Geno Smith stepped in and was an immediate spark. His first drive ended with a touchdown pass to DK Metcalf and it was looking as if Seattle was going to make a run to win the game. The crowd was getting into it, chanting “Geno! Geno!” However, it was all for nothing when Tyler Lockett slipped mid-route causing a late Smith interception. Seattle lost 26-17.

Russel Wilson’s injury is causing him to miss significant time, so the keys are being passed  Smith. Tonight, Geno will make his first start since 2017 on the biggest stage in the National Football League: Sunday Night Football.

Mountaineer fans all over the country will be tuned in and it gives us even more reason not to cheer for a Pittsburgh team.

Seattle (2-3) @ Pittsburgh (2-3) 8:20 PM NBC

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