Seahawks finally showed they could stop the run
Coming into this game, the Seahawks were having a tough time stopping their opponents’ run game. Although they were able to stop the Cardinals in Week 7, the Seahawks were still gashed by Kyler Murray. This Week 8 victory over the Giants proves that the Seahawks can actually stop a good running game by their opponent.
Not only was Seattle able to stop Daniel Jones from getting out in the open, but they were also able to stop the New York Giants’ behemoth running back, Saquon Barkley. The Seahawks only allowed Barkley to rush for 53 yards on 20 carries, even though Barkley was able to find the endzone, Seattle did not allow Saquon to gash them for 100 plus yards in this game.
As mentioned, not only did the Seahawks prevent Saquon from running all over them, but they were also able to stop the Giants’ quarterback, Daniel Jones from getting any momentum on the ground. Jones only finished with a measly 20 rush yards on 6 carries. That is a monumental success in my opinion, as the Seahawks try to keep improving their defense to help out Geno Smith and their offense, and being able to stop the running game greatly helps.