The critical for the Giants is to just take as substantially of the burden off Colt McCoy as doable, supplying him a jogging match and the ability to throw off perform-action. This figures to be a jolt to the senses on defense, acquiring to deal with Russell Wilson right after so substantially slop served up from them at quarterback. Rough undertaking, but Joe Judge’s imperfect team is not quick to defeat terribly.
Seahawks 27, Giants 19.
Seahawks WRs DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett vs. Giants CBs James Bradberry and Isaac Yiadom
What to do, what to do? Bradberry is proficient adequate to have him travel all more than the discipline with the hulking Metcalf, but that could possibly not be the smartest perform listed here. Lockett (70-771, eight TDs) is really the far more completed receiver and will want added notice as well, with Yiadom and also security assist. Determine defensive coordinator Patrick Graham will blend up the protection. Metcalf (58-one,039, 9 TDs) is averaging 17.nine yards for every reception and devastated an excellent corner, Darius Slay, final Monday night time.
Clean landing: Jamal Adams talked and tweeted his way off the Jets and his trade to the Seahawks hence significantly is a smashing accomplishment. He is the perfect antidote for a defense missing in entrance-stage go rush, as Adams from his sturdy security placement prospects the team with 6.5 sacks. He is extraordinary on the blitz. Just inquire Daniel Jones, who had the football ripped away by Adams for an embarrassing pressured fumble, fumble-recovery touchdown final period in the Giants-Jets clash.
“He’s been wonderful,’’ Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll stated of Adams. “He’s been almost nothing but higher vitality. Really humble, pretty outgoing on the discipline and about our players. Genuinely higher-spirited at all moments. He’s a aspiration. He’s the form of person you want to include to your team. He delivers juice, toughness, playmaking and he’s genuinely humble about other players and that he enjoys to celebrate their fantastic performs and the points they do.’’
I spy: The early-period converse about Russell Wilson as the league MVP has quieted, but there is no denying he is acquiring a further sensational period. Wilson is finishing virtually 71 p.c of his passes and previously has 31 touchdown passes. Everyone knows how substantially problems he can do with his legs — he has 379 dashing yards and averaging 6.2 yards for every attempt. Ought to the Giants assign a defender to spy him?
“I can explain to you stories of making use of a spy before and the spy didn’t deal with the quarterback and the spy was not fantastic adequate to get the quarterback,’’ defensive coordinator Patrick Graham stated. “You test to determine the very best fellas to deal with them.’’
All aboard: Saquon Barkley smiled this previous week when questioned about the jogging back who changed him since his period-ending knee injuries in 7 days 2. “Wayne Practice,’’ Barkley stated. Wayne Gallman is on a roll and coming off a profession-higher 24 carries in a ninety four-yard effectiveness from the Bengals. His penchant to slide forward for a number of added yards is striking.
“In so numerous methods, your jogging back can be the heartbeat of your team’’ offensive coordinator Jason Garrett stated, praising the way Gallman fights for every single inch of grass or turf. “I imagine it is a vital trait.”
The Seahawks are 26th in the NFL in dashing touchdowns permitted.
Different strokes: The Giants in eleven video games have given up 214 points. The Seahawks are at 304. How the mighty have fallen. Seattle has a suspect defense: 26th in the league in points permitted, thirty second (lifeless final) in yards permitted. They are tied for seventh with 31 sacks, but that total is not substantially greater than the Giants, who have 27 sacks this period. The Patriots (thirty), Cowboys (31), Cardinals (37) and Charges (44) all scored at least thirty points on the Seahawks. This defense does not get any inspiration from the ear-splitting crowd noise, as the infamous “12s’’ are not permitted in the making this period.