No one saw this coming. The Giants went into Seattle as heavy underdogs. With quarterback Daniel Jones out with a hamstring injury suffered in last week’s game vs the Bengals and going into Seattle to play Russell Wilson and the 8-3 Seattle Seahawks, winning for the Giants seemed like an improbable feat. However, due to an amazing run game, great offensive line protection, and lockdown defense, the Giants did what few thought they could.
Seahawks Jump Out to Fast Start
The Seahawks would waste little time getting on the scoreboard. Russell Wilson lead the Seahawks down the field and put them into field goal range. However, the defense held strong, holding the Seahawks to three on a Jason Myers 31-yard field goal.
The Giants would have their chance to answer as they made their way down the field on their second drive of the game. However, on 3rd and 8 on the Seattle 17-yard line, a pass from Giants quarterback Colt McCoy went right through Evan Engram‘s hands and into the hands of Quandre Diggs resulting in the Giants’ drive ending with no points.
The first quarter ended with the Seahawks up 3-0. The second quarter didn’t go the G-Men’s way either. With just under 30 seconds left in the first half, with the Giants punting inside their own 20, the Seahawks would break through to block the punt out of the endzone for a Seattle safety. The Seahawks took a 5-0 lead into halftime.
Run Game Takes Over
New York would get going in the third quarter. On their second drive of the half, Giants running back Wayne Gallman broke free for a 60-yard run to put them in the Redzone. Two plays later, running back Alfred Morris would punch the ball into the end zone for a Giants touchdown. The Giants went for two and converted on a Colt McCoy pass to Sterling Shepard. Giving the Giants an 8-5 lead early in the third quarter. The Scoring wouldn’t stop there, as the G-Men would get another touchdown on the very next drive. Another long Wayne Gallman run set up a six-yard touchdown grab for Alfred Morris, although Graham Gano would miss the extra point, the G-Men held a 14-5 lead and were on course for an upset.
Giants Pull the Upset
The Giants would start off the scoring in the fourth quarter off of a Graham Gano field goal. The kick gave the Giants a 17-5 lead. Although the Seahawks would get a touchdown midway through the fourth, it wouldn’t be enough. The Giants held on to the upset and the game ended with New York coming away victorious by a score of 17-12. Despite being without their starting QB, Big Blue nailed down the win.
New York Giants, now 5-7, will have yet another tough matchup ahead of them as they will take on the Cardinals next week.