The Giants travel to Seattle with hopes of stealing a win against the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. The Giants are trying to avoid their fourth straight loss after winning three in a row.
"You spend a lot of time talking to your football team. It’s a short week to do that," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "We’ve had that opportunity in a couple of sessions and, you know, it’s an emotional thing. A lot of people don’t understand how emotionally draining it is, especially when you lose. To get over that and get moving, but I think we’re getting there."
Getting where, exactly, is hard to put your finger on. They have had a difficult time running the football and passing it deep, plus their injury-ravaged defense has not been able to slow down opposing offenses.
Here are some things we see the Giants need to do to compete this week….
- Keep Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson in the pocket. Wilson has the ability to extend plays with his legs. He also leads all NFL QBs in rushing with 393 yards. Force him to stand still and throw.
- Throw to the TEs. The Seahawks have allowed 10 TDs to opposing TEs this season. Only the Jets have given up more.
- Get the ball to RB Peyton Hillis. His toughness can offset the intensity of the Seahawks' overzealous Over the last three games, Hillis has 24 touches for 155 yards from scrimmage
QB Eli Manning is on pace for his team-record sixth season with at least 3,800 passing yards. There have been eight such seasons in franchise history and Manning owns five of them. He has 16 touchdown passes and is on target to record his second career 30-TD season. Manning would join Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle as the only Giants with multiple seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes. Manning has a 94.9 passer rating, which would rank as the third-best single-season mark in club history…
TEs Larry Donnell (five) and Daniel Fells (four) lead the team in touchdown catches. The single-season mark for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in team history is nine set by Joe Walton (1962) and Aaron Thomas (1967).
QB Russell Wilson has a 93.1 passer rating and is the only player in NFL history with a 100+ passer rating in both his rookie and second season. In Week 7, he became the first player in league annals to pass for 300 yards (313) and rush for 100 yards (106) in the same game. In his career (including the playoffs), Wilson is 20-2 (.909) at home…
RB Marshawn Lynch is on pace to rush for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns for the fourth season in a row. He would join Shaun Alexander (2001-05) as the only Seahawks to accomplish the feat. Lynch is the only player in the NFL with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in each of the past three seasons (2011-13)…
Since entering the league in 2011, CB Richard Sherman has 21 interceptions, the most in the NFL. (courtesy NFL Media)