EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Known for having possibly the loudest fans in the league, the Seattle Seahawks hope their fans are extra loud on the road during this week’s game versus the New York Giants.
The Seahawks (11-2) won their 3rd straight game last week by sweeping their season series against the San Francisco 49ers in a 7-3 road win. On offense the Seahawks have the clear advantage, and Russell Wilson is having a great year to follow his rookie season. Russell Wilson has a completion percentage of 70.1% for 2296 yards and 16 touchdowns, and he only has eleven interceptions. Marshawn Lynch is also having a great season with 1620 rushing yards with 21 touchdowns. Seattle’s offense is explosive and puts up points by the bunches, and without an effective passing attack the Giants will have a hard time stopping Russell Wilson.
The Giants (6-7) were eliminated from postseason consideration last week following a
40-3 loss at San Diego. “It’s definitely a little disappointing,” wide receiver Victor Cruz said. “Obviously you want to go and have a good season and put some good things together and hope you can make it through the playoffs and all of those good things”.
All season long, an issue for the Giants has been turnovers. They’ve given up the ball 33 times, third most in the league, and Eli Manning has thrown 23 interceptions. Facing a Seahawks defense, ball security could be an important factor in determining who comes out ahead.
Given how they played last Sunday, when Manning threw eight INTs and the defense allowed 40 points, the Giants know they will need to raise their game against Seattle, even if they have little more than pride on the line.
“We didn’t play well (against the Chargers), but that’s not going to change the way in which we approach each game and, yes, we’re excited to host this outstanding Seahawks team and to prepare for them,” said Giants’ head coach Jeff Jarin “It is no doubt a tremendous gauge for our team or for any team playing against a team that has the record and has accomplished what the Seahawks have.”