Seahawks defeat Giants on Sunday: 3 reasons why

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 22: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 22: Quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks moved to 4-2 on Sunday with a win over the New York Giants. Seattle kept pace in the loss column with NFC West rival, the Los Angeles Rams, with the victory. Here are three reasons why Seattle won.

The Seahawks do like to win ugly, don’t they? The score itself – 24-7 – was not ugly. But that first half? Ugh. Why is Seattle such a second half team? Whatever the reason, Seattle continues to do enough to win football games. Why did they win on Sunday?

Russell Wilson

Wilson is a pretty decent quarterback, yeah? If he didn’t miss on a pass to Doug Baldwin, Wilson would have over 400 yards passing against a good New York defense. As it was he threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns. And that was no thanks (mostly) to tight end Jimmy Graham.

In fact, the Giants are so terrible covering tight ends that Graham still had 51 yards and a touchdown reception. He should have had two.

Back to Wilson, he proved once again why he is a top-five NFL quarterback. He throws great. He runs great. And doggone it, he’s worth it.

Doug Baldwin gets mad but catches passes

Baldwin had a bit of a flair up with Tom Cable. Later he took 100 percent ownership for the shoves that took place on the sidelines.

But this is the Seahawks, people. This team thrives on chaos. Maybe it’s the personalities and maybe it’s everyone’s will to succeed. Either way, it works. The national media might make a big deal (and ignorant deal) out of what happened, but this is just Seattle being Seattle.

Plus, we want Doug angry. Baldwin was not able to be covered by the Giants. He was great. Again.

The defense controlled the Giants JV as they should have

The Giants have a depleted receiving group. In a win against the Broncos last Sunday, New York controlled the clock by running. Seattle did not let them do that. In fact, the opposite happened. New York was 2-12 on third downs. The Seahawks defense did what it needed to. It got the Giants off the field and didn’t allow big plays. New York had just 177 yards of total offense, including 46 yards rushing.

This is the Seahawks defense we know and love. Take advantage of the lesser breeds.

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