Seahawks interior defensive line versus Giants running game
There are quite a few matchups that could have an outcome in Seahawks versus Giants. One I will not go into detail on is Seattle covering Giants tight end Evan Engram. This might be left to Jamal Adams or K.J. Wright quite a bit. Engram is good but a tight end winning the game for the Giants isn’t going to happen.
What could help a Giants offense led by backup Colt McCoy is if New York is able to gain lots of yards on the ground. Seattle has been very good against the run this year as Seattle is third in the league in yards allowed running per game (89.3) and third in average yards allowed per rush (3.7).
Let me be clear, with McCoy as the Giants quarterback and posing little threat to throw for 300 yards and with the Seahawks having Poona Ford, Jarran Reed and Snacks Harrison on their defensive front, Seattle will have no excuses for giving up many yards rushing on Sunday. Focus on the run and then if McCoy gets lucky on a few 15-yard passes, so be it.
Giants running back Wayne Gallman has been decent after being forced into starting duty early in the season but he isn’t a great running back and the Giants offensive line is not a great unit. Seattle’s defense should hold the Giants to less than 250 yards and fewer than 14 points and if they don’t there’s a bad problem that needs to be fixed somewhere.