Seahawks vs Giants: Keys to Winning the Game

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Finishing on Offense

Has anyone else noticed that the Seattle Seahawks have been settling for a ton of field goals? Especially on impressive first drives into the Red Zone to open a game?

With Pro Bowl center Max Unger back from injury and anchoring the offensive line, the Seahawks should have a little more consistency on offense. That won’t necessarily translate to finishing drives with TD’s but it should help Russell Wilson make plays that he hasn’t had time to let develop.

Doug Baldwin has been Seattle’s main target since the Percy Harvin trade and he’s done pretty well with 18 receptions and over 220 yards in three games. Fellow wideout Jermaine Kearse on the other hand has been missing-in-action. In the same 3-game stretch Kearse has just 6 receptions for 69 yards. TE Luke Willson has also been targeted more each week but has failed to come up with some catchable balls and has been a huge source of frustration for Hawks fans watching the game. If Kearse and Willson can join Baldwin in contributing on offense the Seahawks will be able to put up plenty of points against the Giants.

Marshawn Lynch has also been more involved in the gameplan and that should continue against a Giants run defense that ranks 22nd in the NFL and allows 119 rushing yards per game. Look for the Seahawks to focus on the run game with Lynch gaining 100+ rushing yards for just the second time this season.