The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...
Need to Know
The Giants practice Friday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
Olivier Vernon missed practice Thursday after participating on Wednesday. Eli Apple returned after not showing up Wednesday due to personal reasons. Read more on the Giants' injury report at practice Thursday.
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The Seahawks are set to travel cross-country to extend their win streak to three games. The Giants, however, want to keep their streak alive after finally securing a win in a big upset over the Broncos.
To do so, here are three Giants that need to perform if they want to send the 'Hawks flying home with a loss:
TE Evan Engram: Engram was the Giants' top receiver against the Broncos, and it wasn't even close as Eli Manning was forced to feed the first-rounder due to their chemsitry compared with the replacement wideouts. He performed well in big spots, showing off his playmaking abilities and speed that makes him the mismatch we've all been waiting to see. Sterling Shepard may be returning, but he isn't full healthy. Engram will be relied on heavily in the passing game.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: His suspension is lifted, and he should be coming out on the field looking for redemption. Rodgers-Cromartie was apologetic for his actions, but head coach Ben McAdoo and the rest of the team wants him to make up for it on the field. He will likely be stacked up with Russell Wilson's favorite target -- WR Doug Baldwin -- out of the slot most of the game. If he wants to really get back on better terms with the team, he will shut down Baldwin, and maybe rack up his first turnover of the year along the way.
Orleans Darkwa/Wayne Gallman Jr.: Giants fans finally saw what a successful run game can do for a team throughout a game. Darkwa proved that in Denver when he rushed for over 100 yards, and helped the depleted offense drive down the field and put up the points necessary for a win. Darkwa will likely see the most touches after his brilliant performance, but I put Gallman here as well because I don't care who picks up the yards. The Giants need a run game to keep this Seattle secondary on their toes, and not waiting back to pounce on interceptions. Keep moving the feet, picking up yards, and the Giants offense should once again repeat their performance in Denver.
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Evan Engram's speed and play-making abilities have made him one of the Giants' top receivers in his rookie season >> Jordan Raanan, ESPN
G D.J. Fluker warns the Seahawks that the Giants are ready to run the ball again like they did in Denver. >> Howie Kussoy, NY Post
Close friend and teammate Brad Wing chronicles Odell Beckham Jr.'s first days in recovery, and how he is dealing with it. >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post
Stat of the Day: Seahawks
The Giants have not fared well with the Seahawks in recent years. They are currently on a three-game losing streak with the latest game coming in 2014.
It was a 38-17 rout in Seattle, but the Seahawks are without their biggest factor in that game: RB Marshawn Lynch. The Giants allowed Lynch to score four touchdowns and 140 yards on 21 carries as he man-handled the Giants throughout the game (and if you're wondering, that's 40.3 fantasy points he racked up).
Their last win came in 2010 in their own beatdown at in Seattle after the Giants put up 35 points in the first half thanks to three TDs thrown by Manning as well as two rushing touchdowns for Ahamd Bradshaw.
The Giants lead the all-time series 9-8.