It’s time for another round of gameday predictions, this time for Sunday’s Seattle Seahawks game against the New York Giants.
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I apologize for getting this article up later than usual, but I had to enjoy my Sun Devils putting a whooping on Notre Dame earlier on Saturday. Go Devils!
Back to the Seahawks and the NFL, Seattle enters the contest at 5-3 while the Giants come in with an inverted 3-5 record.
The Seahawks are looking to build upon their current two-game winning streak and New York is looking to snap a three-game losing streak.
Something will have to give and a few key aspects of the game should result in a Seahawks victory.
Here are some other predictions regarding the game.
1. Russell Wilson throws for 230 yards, rushes for 60 more.
Seattle is going up against one of the worst defenses in the league which means this would be a good team to keep off balance.
Giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch about 20 times on the ground will put a lot of focus on the run game and allow Wilson more opportunities to make big passes.
The Giants starting corners are injured and that means backup up CBs will be taking on Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson. Prince Amukamara has torn biceps and will miss Sunday’s game and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back) is questionable.
Those injuries should also open up passing opportunities for Wilson to thrown the ball against a secondary already ranked 28th in the league allowing nearly 273 yards through the air per game.
2. Marshawn Lynch has 20 touches, scores a pair of touchdowns.
Lynch has a great matchup in front of him on Sunday, going up against the Giants front seven, who allow about 119 yards per game on the ground.
Getting Lynch involved on the ground and as a receiver should make him a good scoring option for the Seahawks, as he was against the Raiders last week.
The Giants have had trouble controlling running backs this year and if Beast Mode goes off it’s going to be long day for the G-Men.
3. Odell Beckham Jr. leads Giants receivers with seven catches, 95 yards.
Beckham Jr. went off against the Indianapolis Colts last week, catching eight passes for 156 yards while showing he will soon be the Giants No. 1 receiver.
He will also be in for a big game on Sunday with Randle likely drawing coverage from Richard Sherman and Beckham Jr. seeing targets on the other side of the field. Expect him to have a good day.
4. Seahawks defense forces three turnovers.
The Seahawks defense looked like their old selves last week against the Raiders and the last time the Seahawks played the Giants, the defense forced Eli Manning to throw five interceptions.
I’m thinking Manning will throw two picks and the Giants will lose a fumble, resulting in three turnovers that the offense needs to capitalize on for points, something they didn’t do well last week.
5. Seahawks win, 30-17.
The Seahawks put up points last week and should be able to keep that momentum going against a Giants defense that has gotten progressively worse in the past few weeks.
New York gave up 27 points to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6, 31 to the Dallas Cowboys the following week and then 40 to the Indianapolis Colts last week following a bye.
The Seahawks are a hurt team but they are starting to get healthy again. The Giants, meanwhile, are just a hurt team and if Seattle plays their game correctly, they should be able to pull away with this one and improve to 6-3.