The easy part of the schedule is over. While the Giants have played well as of late they face a tough test the rest of the season. We will find out whether or not the Giants deserve the 2020 NFC East title or not. This though stretch begins with a flight to Seattle followed by home games against Arizona and Cleveland. The final two games of the season are a road matchup with the Ravens and a divisional matchup with the Cowboys to close out the year. While many Giants fans consider most of those games winnable, they are all solid teams that have a very good shot of making the playoffs. We will see just how good big blue really is down the stretch but let’s break down this current matchup.
Since starting the season well enough to be considered a lock for MVP quarterback Russell Wilson has cooled down considerably. With that said Seattle’s passing attack is still one of the most dangerous in the league. They have two top wideouts in the league with a lot of speed on the outside.
I believe that Tyler Lockett is the better of the two and should draw some extra coverage over the top. However, D.K. Metcalf should be the one who draws the Giants number one corner James Bradberry due to his size. While Metcalf has struggled when facing a top corner this season there is no doubting his ability. At the end of the day, the passing offense is going to produce as long as Russel Wilson has it because they are just that good. I haven’t even mentioned what David Moore brings to the table out of the slot. Their passing offense is next to impossible to stop.
Despite adding debatably the best safety in the game in Jamal Adams The Seahawks’ pass defense is the worst we have seen this decade. Not a single member of the “Legon of boom” defense is on the roster anymore and as a result, Seattle’s pass defense ranks 32nd in the league allowing just under 330 yards per game. They have struggled to stop other teams from throwing all over them so it should be interesting to see what the Giants will be able to do against this defense.
Interior Defensive Line
Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence have come together this season to make one of the best interior defensive lines in the entire league. You just can not run on these guys. They allow just over 100 yards per game at 95.4. That ranks 5th in the league. They also are very good at getting consistent pressure in the face of the quarterback. They are relentless and that what makes them so good. However, they will need to step up and be even better due to the passing attack of the Seahawks.
While the status of Daniel Jones has not been confirmed one way or another he was listed as doubtful on Thursday’s injury report. In the event that Jones does not play Colt McCoy would take the reigns as the starting quarterback. This will make it extremely hard for the Giants to move the ball and they should look to get running back Wayne Gallman some more touches. The Giants’ offense has not been the most efficient, to begin with, this season so I wouldn’t expect a great showing from the offense in this game.
In the last two game previews, I wrote I had the Giants winning however I just can’t see big blue pulling this one out. The quarterback situation just is overwhelmingly bad. Even if the defense plays their best game of the season, I don’t think the offense will be able to keep pace. For those reasons, I am handing the Giants a 27-18 loss dropping their record to 4-8.