The Seahawks travel to play the Giants in the New York area on Sunday. Seattle has had recent success at MetLife Stadium. Super Bowl XLVIII anyone? Here is what to look for on Sunday.
The Seahawks are 3-2. The New York football Giants are 1-5 and have not won at home. Still, the Giants are coming off a surprising, and confidence-building, win last week versus the Denver Broncos. Seattle must be mentally prepared for a tough game on Sunday.
New York actually won in unusual fashion against the Broncos. They ran the ball against a good Denver defense successfully and controlled the clock. Quarterback Eli Manning only threw the ball 19 times, 13 fewer than in any other game in 2017. The Giants have a depleted receiving corps. They have no Brandon Marshall or Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants will probably try to run the ball as much as they did against Denver. Running back Orleans Darkwa had 117 yards rushing against Denver.
Seattle will have its second straight road game. This is the only time this year that will happen. There was a bye-week stuck between the two road games. But the Seahawks are coming off of a big win themselves, winning on the road versus the Rams.
This should be a win for Seattle. They have more talent across the field. But the Seahawks need to make sure they get a lead early so the Giants cannot simply sit on the ball. This means Seattle’s offense will need to get points early as well (something they haven’t done often this year). Plus, Seattle’s defense will need to get the Giants off the field on third down.
Do these two things and the Seahawks will leave New York 4-2.
Where, when and how to watch the Seahawks and Giants
When: Sunday, October 22nd at 1:25 pm PT
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
How to Watch:
TV: CBS (which is KIRO 7 in Seattle)
Stream: CBS All-Access
Announcers: Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
Online on replay: NFL Game Pass (with subscription)
Listen: 710 ESPN Seattle