The Seattle Seahawks were engaged in a dogfight last year with the Giants at home, before pulling away with 14 points in the final quarter to win 27-13. However, this year's game is taking place in New Jersey at the Meadowlands, which might explain why certain betting outlets have the Giants as slight favorites on Monday night. At least the Seahawks have already shown they can win on the road in a hostile environment, as per their 37-31 overtime victory versus the Lions in Week 2.
If nothing else, you have to figure the Seahawks will have the opportunity to score a decent amount of points versus the Giants. The G-Men entered Week 4 having allowed the third-most points in the NFL, albeit it's still early in the season. As for the Seahawks, they were fourth in scoring prior to the Thursday night game between the Packers and Lions.
On the injury front, the Seahawks' list of casualties just keeps growing, from 15 on Thursday to 17 on Friday. On the positive side, at least the number of non-participants went down from 10 to six. Here's an individual breakdown for each of the walking wounded.
Seattle Seahawks injury report from Friday
Did Not Participate In Practice
Charles Cross (toe): It's status quo for Cross, who hasn't practiced since suffering his toe injury. He is apparently making good progress, but any optimism from fans is tempered until he actually returns to the practice field. Fortunately for everyone concerned, the offensive line has mostly held up well without the left tackle.
Tre Brown (concussion): Brown left the Panthers game after knocking his head and remains in concussion protocol at the time of writing. Given the nature of his absence and the stage of the week we're at, consider him out for the Giants game. It's a shame for the cornerback, who finally seems to be establishing himself in his third season with the Seahawks.
Coby Bryant (toe): Bryant was understandably frustrated about missing his first regular season game for the Seahawks, against the Panthers. As with last week, he's yet to participate in practice and it's not looking promising. We don't expect the cornerback to play on Monday night.
Dre'Mont Jones (hip): Jones had to leave last weekend's game with his hip injury and hasn't practiced since. As much as the Seahawks say he's making good progress, it doesn't help until he returns to the practice field. Consider the defensive end a no-go to face the Giants.
Derick Hall (knee): Hall is a recurring presence on the report with different ailments. Last week he was on Friday's report with a shoulder injury, although it didn't stop him playing against the Panthers. This time around it's a knee issue, and it admittedly seems concerning with the linebacker this time sitting out practice altogether.
Artie Burns (hamstring): After being a limited participant a day earlier, Burns did not practice at all on Friday. This alludes to him potentially picking up his injury during Thursday's session. Regardless, it's bad news for the cornerback's chances of being involved in the Meadowlands.
Limited Participation in Practice
Will Dissly (shoulder): In one respect, it's encouraging for Dissly to be partially involved in practice for a second consecutive day. However, it's still a case of wait and see, for a player who sat out all last week and missed the Panthers game. Consider him a 50/50 to play the Giants, pending the update in Saturday's final injury report.
Julian Love (hamstring): Love is still finding himself in Seattle, but facing his previous team could be just what he needs to start performing closer to his talent level. However, it's still up in the air whether he will even play, with two straight days of limited practice. We'll predict the safety finds a way to get on the field in the Meadowlands.
Quandre Diggs (hamstring): The thinking is that Diggs sat out Thursday's practice as a precautionary measure. He suffered his hamstring issue during practice last week, but still faced the Panthers. Regardless, the cornerback has progressed to limited participation, with the Seahawks hoping he doesn't suffer a setback with what can be an unpredictable injury.
Phil Haynes (calf): Haynes is trending in the right direction, after missing last weekend's game. He sat out practice on Thursday, but had some involvement on Friday. However, we'd still mark the guard down as a 50/50 at this stage to play on Monday night.
Evan Brown (quadricep): Brown has been in the wars recently, with him returning to the injury report on Friday. He spent a couple of days on the report last week, with a knee injury. Saturday's update will let us know where the center is at in his recovery, but the Seahawks have a capable replacement in Olu Oluwatimi if required.
Full Participation in Practice
DK Metcalf (ribs): Metcalf didn't spend much time practicing last week, but there was always confidence he would play the Panthers, and he did. The wide receiver has said all along his rib injury isn't particularly bothering him. Regardless, it's still good news for the fans that he fully participated in practice on Friday, a day after sitting out.
Jarran Reed (quadricep): Reed took a step in the right direction, from sitting out on Thursday to fully taking part in Friday's practice. In fairness, he didn't participate much in practice last week, but still featured against the Panthers. In this respect, the nose tackle looks likely to be able to continue causing chaos versus the Giants.
Jamal Adams (knee): It's full steam ahead for Adams finally returning to action on Monday night versus the Giants. As per ESPN's Brady Henderson, he contemplated retiring after suffering his knee injury in Week 1 last season. Now, the safety can't wait to play in the stadium where he previously plied his trade with the Jets.
Riq Woolen (chest): Woolen looks all but set to play on Monday, after missing last weekend's game. Friday represented his second consecutive day of fully participating in practice. The cornerback's return to the starting lineup will certainly help a banged up secondary.
Uchenna Nwosu (ankle): This is arguably the most positive news of all from Friday's injury report. Nwosu had previously being listed as dealing with an achilles issue, which alluded to the potential of him being out for a while. However, the linebacker's afflication has now been updated to an ankle injury which didn't stop him taking part in full practice.
Darrell Taylor (shin): Taylor is another player taking a step in the right direction, after missing practice on Thursday. There was some understandable concern, due to him having to leave last Sunday's game with his shin injury. However, we should have known it would be tough to keep the linebacker down, with him renowned for his durability.