New York Giants Stun Seattle At Home

by Kevin Nesgoda

The Seattle Seahawks took on the New York Football Giants on Sunday, where they were beaten 17-12. As Seattle’s defense is trending in the right direction nearing the playoffs, the once explosive offense is now starting to sputter. A mix of spotty quarterback play by Russell Wilson, and lack of ability to get anything going on offense was the demise for Seattle. Colt McCoy, who was replacing an injured Daniel Jones for the Giants, did what he had to for the Giants even with Seattle’s defense playing particularly well. 

Russell Wilson and the offense had no trouble moving the ball between the 20’s. The offense was able to combine for 374 yards of total offense. That being said, they were never able to get the ball in the endzone efficiently, and if they were in field goal position, penalties came into play taking the offense out of field goal range.  The New York Giants were also able to get to Wilson in the backfield, sacking him five times for a loss of 47 yards again on certain drives taking them out of field goal range as well. 

Russell finished the day 27-43 with 263 yards through the air with one touchdown and an interception. He also rushed seven times for 45-yards. DK Metcalf was able to still perform at a high level racking up 80-yards on five catches against a solid secondary.  

Giants defense was able to hold Seattle to 4 of 13 on third down. The lack of ability to convert on third down hindered Seattle and forced them to go for it on fourth down. Giants defense again, was able to stop Seattle on both their attempts, giving them great field position to start their own drives. 

The defense of Seattle looked quite good in today’s game. However, facing a 4-7 team you would assume they would be able to handle them with confidence. Quandre Diggs was able to have his second straight game with an interception and the secondary for Seattle was able to hold Giants offense to 105- yards through the air. Where the defense struggled was in the running game. Seattle’s front seven gave up 190-yards on the ground to a team that doesn’t even have their number one back in Saquon Barkley. Wayne Gallman was able to rush for 135 yards for the giants, notching his best game of the year against Seattle. 

As we look ahead Seattle is now in a peculiar position. They play Jamal Adams ex team next week, which should be a win considering the Jets are winless on the season. Then moving forward to a Washington Football team that has won their last two games and are improving as the season goes on. Seattle will end the season facing their final division games against the San Francisco 49ers, and the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are breathing down the neck of the Seahawks for that first-place spot in the division. So, with this loss there is now some uncertainty moving forward. What seemed to be a breeze of a schedule is now turning into a must win mentality. If not, Seattle is jeopardizing holding onto that number one spot in their division. 

Seattle takes on the New York Jets next week at Lumen Field. Kickoff is set for 1:05 PT time. Check us out on twitter for live game updates @CascadiaSN.  

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