The Seattle Seahawks travel to New York to take on the Giants today in a game that probably has more meaning for Seattle. With an 11-2 record, the Seahawks sit atop the NFL tied with the Denver Broncos for the best record, and if they win in New York today they’ll clinch their franchise’s best-ever road record. With San Francisco and others finishing the season strong, the Seahawks also need to keep the pedal to the metal on their way toward the playoffs. The Giants, on the other hand, have little to play for other than pride, as their 5-8 record is a serious disappointment and has made them statistically eliminated from the playoffs. You can watch Seahawks vs Giants live online free using one of several different tools.
Hot off the heels of a primetime loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week, the Seahawks will no doubt look to beat up on a down team to right the ship. With the NFL’s top-ranked defense and third-ranked rushing game, the chances are sky high that that’s exactly how it will happen against the lowly Giants. But one statistic is bound to scare the Seattle faithful and give a little lift to the Giants going into today’s 1pm EST / 10am PST kickoff at MetLife Stadium. In each of the past four seasons, the Seahawks have lost their next game after losing at San Francisco.
Balancing that gloom-and-doom forecast is another interesting stat, one that’s probably more reflective of how things will go today. The Seahawks haven’t lost back-to-back games since October. Of 2012. If they win today, Seattle will set a franchise record for regular-season road victories (six), which they’ll certainly try to do. Perhaps that combination of factors is why the Giants this week took down the Super Bowl countdown timer they’d been looking at with hope all season long.
On Seattle’s side of the ball, the biggest thing to watch for today as you watch Seahawks vs Giants live online is how running back Marshawn Lynch performs. The Seahawks have the third-rated ground game in the league, and Lynch has powered that stat himself, having rushed for 1,042 yards through 13 weeks. After allowing 144 yards on 40 carries to the Chargers last week, the Giants linebackers and safeties reportedly paid extra attention to the run leading up to today’s Seahawks game. Whether that prep actually helps will be more important than ever to the Giants’ chances as you watch Seahawks vs Giants today. With Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin sidelined, Seattle will definitely be putting the football in Lynch’s hands.
The biggest thing for the Giants, meanwhile, will be the play of quarterback Eli Manning. Manning has struggled mightily this season, and he’ll be going up against an NFL-best pass defense that’s allowing just 175.6 passing yards per game. Even with Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle and Victor Cruz all ready to go today, Manning will have his work cut out for him. Ironically, the quarterback he’s opposing, Seahawks QB Russel Wilson, will probably field more questions about the Texas Rangers drafting him this week for their Major League Baseball team than he will about the chances of an Giants upset today against the Seahawks. That can’t feel good for Manning, considering the pressure he’s under to finish the season strong for nothing but the sake of pride.
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