Can Geno Smith be consistent for the entire game?
Seattle has scored 37 points in each of the last two games (6 of those points came on an interception return from cornerback Tre Brown, though), and that should win a lot of football games. But Seattle has really only played about three halves of good offensive football. Against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, Seattle trailed at halftime 13-12 as the offense could do nothing but kick field goals. Against the Lions in Week 2, the Seahawks had only 7 points at the half.
For whatever reason, Seattle's offense just doesn't seem prepared to start games well. If they had in Week 3, they could have blown out the Panthers. While Seattle led by 17 points in the fourth quarter, the game was close into the third quarter. A big concern in the first halves of games has been quarterback Geno Smith just being a bit off. He was fantastic in the second half against the Panthers as he only had one incomplete pass, for instance, but in the first half he had 12 incompletions and was completing fewer than half his passes.
Starting fast against the Giants would do a couple of things. It would force the Giants to throw more where the Seahawks should have the edge defensively, and it would not give confidence to a Giants team struggling right now. Plus, starting fast in a road game is always great as it takes the crowd out of the game some.
But starting fast means a Geno Smith that is on point. If the Giants are worrying about him completing passes to DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (fingers crossed), that is going to open things up for Walker and Charbonnet.