It seems nobody remembers this game. I always wonder if it was because only NFL Network aired this game on a Thursday night.
I can't find highlights of the game (Thursday night, Dec. 14th, 2006; NFL Network...), but since you asked: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200612140sea.htm
That is a link to the boxscore.
As you will see (by following the above link) the Seahawks were at the end of a 5-year playoff run under Mike Holmgren (indicated by asterisks next to the season year), including a Superbowl.
So, yes, Alex Smith has beaten a playoff-caliber team. On the road (Qwest Field), in a nationally-aired game.
Anyone who watched that game will remember the pass to Frank Gore in the 4th Quarter when Alex Smith could have hit a streaking Antonio Bryant in the corner of the end-zone but threw a touch pass to Frank Gore for a touchdown - making it a two possession game.
That was my favorite game of the past 8 years, the interview after was good as well, Gore was pumped and the team showed legitimate poise and promise with Turner as the OC.
edit: Alex Smith of 2006 was a long time ago, but he HAS succeeded in big games in the NFL. Go back to 2006 again and the Denver game was big also. In THAT game, we played spoiler and ended the Bronco's season - they would have gone to the playoffs had they beaten us the final week.
If it came down to Smith, Carr or Stanzi/Ponder/Dalton (which it could - pending no CBA until late, late, late, late, LATE summer), who would you choose?
[ Edited by DertyDonahue on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:17 AM ]