Coaches like to say that past results have no bearing on the next game. The Seahawks certainly hope that holds true Sunday.
Against the New York Giants last season, Seattle fell behind 35-0 at halftime on the way to 41-7 home loss. In 2008, the Seahawks lost 44-6 in New York. Both games rank amongst the most lopsided losses in franchise history.
If ever there were a case when the old coach's cliché holds true, it is Sunday's game in New York. The Giants still have several players from last year and in 2008, but the Seahawks are completely different from last season.
Of the offensive players who started last season's game, only Marshawn Lynch, Mike Williams and Charlie Whitehurst are on the current active roster. Defensively, there is a little bit more carryover, but there are still only four — or possibly six if Aaron Curry returns to the lineup — current starters who started against the Giants last season: Chris Clemons, David Hawthorne, Marcus Trufant and Earl Thomas.
"It's a new team," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.