Starting in place of Sanchez, Smith threw three interceptions in the first half alone. He added an embarrassing safety in the fourth quarter, when he lost track of where he was, stepping out of bounds. (Yes, Geno went Full Orlovsky.)
In between the big mistakes, Smith had a few promising moments. He finished 16-of-30 passing for 199 yards and one touchdown. He made some downfield throws that Sanchez couldn't pull off and was mostly calm in the pocket. Still, Smith looked like a rookie not ready for the big stage. One interception was thrown behind a receiver, and another was picked off by New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck on a zone blitz.
Smith was in the game for 12 offensive drives, which essentially is a full game. Only three of those drives gained more than 20 yards. Sanchez replaced Smith midway through the fourth quarter, fumbled the ball and later was injured after taking a huge hit.