Seattle begins the month of November with a cross country team, the New York Giants
Sunday, December 6, 2020: Week 13 — New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks
The New York Giants have turned things around this season. After a sluggish start, in which they lost many one-score games, they now have a chance of winning the NFC East. I know that division is porous, but anything can happen once the playoffs start. The Giants are quite familiar with that as they won the Super Bowl in 2007 as a Wild Card team.
The Seahawks will be facing back-to-back NFC East opponents as they just took on the Eagles in Week 12. This matchup is going to be tricky. Although the Giants are a young team in the middle of a rebuild, they cannot be slept on. This team plays better than their record states and it has shown over the last couple of games.
Most notably, their defense has improved as they have been able to apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Offensively, Evan Engram has been slowly coming along in the last month. Ever since the loss of Saquon Barkley, the Giants have been trying to establish a run game and have done a better job of it as of late.
By no means can this Seattle team overlook the Giants. But, with that said, the Seahawks should win this matchup as they are the better team. Seattle is undefeated at home this year and will look to improve that record when they face the Giants. Although there will be no 12s to try and rattle the Giants, this Seattle defense is expected to step up and force some turnovers.
What Will Determine the Outcome: Daniel Jones Health
In the win over the Bengals, Giants second-year quarterback, Daniel Jones suffered a hamstring injury that may keep him sidelined in Week 13. If he is sidelined, then Colt McCoy will be the projected starter. Regardless, whether or not he is healthy enough, this Seattle defensive front will be given an opportunity to unleash on the quarterback. The Giants offensive line has improved over the last couple of weeks, but so has this Seattle defensive front.
The last time Daniel Jones saw Jamal Adams, he was looking up at him while he ripped the ball out of his hands and returned it for a touchdown. Seattle has been dialing up the heat and will certainly look to do that against a backup in Colt McCoy or against an injured starter in Daniel Jones.
Offensively, the Seahawks will look to get back to that balanced attack with the rushing attack. Russell Wilson will look to feed D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett while also using his feet in an effective way. Wilson hasn’t had a 4 touchdown performance in a couple of weeks and this matchup against the Giants might be a chance for him to edge back in front of the MVP discussion.
Both defenses will show up, but it will be Russell Wilson who leads the way, capitalizing off a couple of defensive turnovers.