Seahawks take bite out of Giants in 24-7 Big Apple smackdown

Eli Manning gets taken down as he gets the pass off to avoid the sack. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
Eli Manning gets taken down as he gets the pass off to avoid the sack. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Although Seattle (4-2, 2-2) trailed on the scoreboard at the half, they dominated on the field. If not for a Thomas Rawls fumble early in the second quarter that set-up the Giants (1-6, 0-3) first and only score, this 24-7 game may have been an easy shut-out for the Seahawks.

The offense out-gained the Giants on the day 425 yards to 177 for New York.

Russell Wilson was quite productive tossing three TDs to go with his 334 yards and 27 completions.

Doug Baldwin caught 9 passes and one score along with 92 yards receiving. And it was a good thing he did because Baldwin lost his cool on the sideline moment easier and was in the faces of his QB and head coach before cooler heads prevailed.

The Seahawks even pulled out the ole razzle-dazzle with a toss sweep to J.D. McKissic  and throwback to Wilson who then passed 38-yards into the end zone to a leaping Paul Richardson.

On the reception Richardson and the defender fell to the ground with apparent joint possession of the ball but the referees awarded the catch to Seattle. That completion put the Seahawks up 17-7 early in the 4th quarter.

Jimmy Graham caught the other TD pass from Wilson to finish the scoring at 24-7 ending a 12-play, 50-yard drive that consumer over five minutes of clock.

The defense dominated and held the Giants to 2-of-12 third-down efficiency.

Yet, things were not all peaches and cream for our 4-2 team. Seattle earned 15 penalties in the game for 110 yards. One of which called back a touchdown. That seams a bit excessive. So…there’s that to work on for next week.

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Today going with linebackers. K.J. Wright led Seattle with 11 combined tackles and 6 solo take-downs during the game. Bobby Wagner contributed 9 tackles with 6 due to his individual effort.

Next Up

Next week the 3-3 Houston Texans pay visit to CenturyLink Field to face the NFC West’s second place team. Houston has alternated wins and losses all season and after breaking the Browns on Sunday, are due for the loss in Seattle. But I’m sure they’d like to break that cycle. Seattle now rides a three-game win streak.

Kevin was born in the Motor City and raised a hella-sports fan of Detroit sports. Now he calls the great Pacific Northwest home and started this website in tribute to all things Emerald Green and Blue. “Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders FC, it’s all good!

 

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