Seahawks vs. Giants Week 8: Staff predictions and a growing confidence

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While it may be difficult to believe seven weeks have passed in the 2022 NFL season, it may be more difficult to believe the Seahawks and Giants are actually good. But if you are how the saying goes, which is that a team is as good as its record says it is, then Seattle and New York are pretty decent football teams. Seattle is 4-3 and New York is 6-1.

Plus, both teams are carrying quite a bit of momentum entering Week 8. Seattle has won its last two games and its defense has been vastly better than in previous games this season. And the Giants have won four straight.

But these teams couldn’t be much different in a way. The Seahawks offense is versatile and isn’t afraid of taking deep shots downfield or scoring quickly. New York’s offense is run-heavy and wants to control the clock. The Giants have running back Saquon Barkley and Seattle has superstar quarterback Geno Smith (yes, you read that correctly).

The Giants haven’t scored more than 27 points in a game this year. New York is 20th in yards-per-play (5.2). Seattle has scored 32 or more three times. The Seahawks are second in yards-per-play (6.3).

Seahawks vs. Giants: Our staff is growing more and more confident each week

Basically, if the game gets to be a high-scoring affair, Seattle will likely win. If it’s a low-scoring game, the Giants will probably eat up so much clock that they win. Here is what our staff thinks.

Todd Vandenberg: Seattle 29 Giants 27

Jake Luppino: Seattle 23 Giants 21

Andrew Bailie: Seattle 28 Giants 24

Karley Sibert: Giants 24 Seattle 21

Matt Holm: Seattle 27 Giants 17

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Max Downard: Seattle 24 Giants 21

Lee Vowell: Seattle 28 Giants 21