The Seahawks watch the Brandon McManus 64-yard field goal miss, sealing the 17-16 win Monday night. Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times

The Seahawks got almost everything they could have dreamed of on a Monday night that will be long remembered and savored in franchise annals.

They saw much-doubted quarterback Geno Smith play a game of poise and precision — nothing too fancy, but a textbook embodiment of the Pete Carroll formula. Smith did just enough to win it and, especially, nothing to lose it.