Notes from the Nest: Seahawks break the G-Men in Week 8

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As the Seattle Seahawks enter the halfway point of the season, they do so riding an impressive and dominant three-game winning streak. With each passing week and victory, the Seahawks are looking less like a good story, and more like a threat in the NFC.

When the schedule was released forever ago, very few thought much of the week eight game between the lowly Giants and Seahawks. Fast forward a few months later, and the Seahawks physically dominated a 6-1 Giants team in a battle between two of the four best teams in the NFC.

There’s still a long way to go, but you can’t help but wonder if that game was a potential playoff preview. As many will likely do, the Giants are probably not a great team, but they play like a playoff team. A strong defense, well-coached and makes enough plays on offense. I believe the Giants, even with Daniel Jones as a hindrance, is a playoff-caliber squad.

Notes from the Nest: Takeaways from the Seahawks Week 8 victory

They’re a tough physical team, and the Seahawks pushed them around in a way we have not seen in that stadium since probably the 2015 NFC Divisional beat down against the Carolina Panthers, maybe the last prime moment of the Legion of Boom era. In a game that was a rock fight for the majority of the game, the Seahawks stood over New York and looked like a team that is realizing, specifically on the defensive side, that they’re a bully to be reckoned with.

There’s a long way to go until the playoffs. But if the season ended today, the Seahawks would be the number 3 seed and the Giants the number 6 seed, meaning a Wild Card rematch at Lumen Field in January. If that is to be, you have to like the Seahawks chances.