4:05 PM Giants at Seattle
win over Seattle 17-12
was exciting that the Giants had won their last three games, and sure I wanted
more. Well, I got what I wanted! Things didn't start out well with the Seahawks
easily moving downfield on their opening drive. The Giants defense held tight
at the 13-yard line, and Seattle settled for a field goal. Colt McCoy took the
field with the Giants offense and Wayne Gallman ran the first play for 2 yards,
and McCoy threw two incompletions.
It wasn't very inspiring, and then the
special teams unit had a false start penalty. I don't even remember if I ever
saw that before. After the punt I was expecting to see Seattle do something like
they did before, but a nice 11 yard sack on Russell Wilson by Tae Crowder had
Then things started clicking for the Giants. McCoy completed
a few passes to Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram that went for long
yardage. McCoy was sacked once during this drive, but he got the Giants down to
the Seattle 17-yard line - before he was intercepted. I was so hoping we would
at least tie with a field goal or even better score a touchdown.
held and so did the Seahawks on the next two possessions. Then Wilson fumbled
and Niko Lalos recovered the ball at about midfield. Opportunity was knocking,
but the Giants went 3-and-out. After the Seahawks had their turn and punted, the
Giants were stuck at their 5-yard line. There were only 48 seconds left, but three
runs gained only six yards, and with the Seahawks using all their timeouts, the
Giants had to punt. The punt was blocked and the ball was in the endzone. The
Seahawks recovered it, and almost had a touchdown, but luckily it was ruled a
So, with half the game over, the Giants were down by only 5 points,
but aside from one long offensive drive that ended with an interception, they
couldn't get anything going. On their second drive in the third quarter they came
to life. After a short 3 yard McCoy to Kaden Smith pass, Gallman took off on a
60 yard run. Then Alfred Morris ran for 13 yards, and followed that up with a
4 yard touchdown run. The Giants went for the 2-point conversion and McCoy completed
a pass to Sterling Shepard and just like that, the Giants were up 8-5!
the defense shut the Seahawks down on a 4th-and-1 attempt on their 48-yard line.
Gallman ran the ball 3 times for 39 yards. Morris ran the ball once before catching
a 6 yard touchdown pass from McCoy. The point after kick was no good, but the
Giants now had a 14-5 lead. Seattle couldn't figure out the Giants defense, and
during their drive that drifted into the fourth quarter, Leonard Williams sacked
Wilson for a big 15-yard loss. The Giants 3-and-out was disappointing, but on
Seattle's next play, Darnay Holmes intercepted Wilson on their 39-yard line.
three plays, the Giants had a 4th-and-1, and Graham Gano kicked a 48 field goal.
Well, the Giants couldn't hold the Seahawks down forever, and they scored a touchdown
on their next drive. There were only about 6 minutes left, and though the offense
didn't score, they used up over 4 minutes of clock time before they punted. With
the Giants leading 17-12, Seattle needed to get the ball into the endzone or lose
Williams came up with another big sack on Willson and he was stuck
with a 4th-and-18 near midfield. His deep pass was incomplete, and the Giants
took over for one play to end the game. The
Giants now had four wins in a row! Earlier on I said that I wanted more, and guess
what? I still do. I haven't said something this in a long time, but I can't wait
to see the next Giants game."
was waiting to see how the Giants would perform with Colt McCoy filling in for
Daniel Jones dealing with a hamstring injury. The Giants had won three straight
games and were getting into a nice rhythm on offense, having turned the ball over
just once during that time. They certainly were not looking to make too many changes
to suit a backup quarterback filling in for likely one game.
I was expecting
McCoy to throw mostly short passes to his running backs and tight ends. Downfield
shots to Darius Slayton seemed unlikely. Even Jones has recently had trouble connecting
with Slayton, and last week in Cincinnati Jones threw to him only two times. It
was the first game this season where Slayton came away no catches.
it was all about how the Giants defense won the game in Cincinnati. Well, this
week it was the same in Seattle. They held Seahawks top rated offense to just
one field goal in the first half. The Giants' offense had five possessions during
that time resulting in three punts, an interception, and a safety on special teams.
Meanwhile, the Giants on offense were
able to generate only four 1st downs, 95 total yards, and no points.
half was a different story, thanks to their second possession where Wayne Gallman
and Alfred Morris ran for a combined 73 yards on two back to back plays. That
drive had them up for the first time in the game 8-5 after Morris's 4-yard touchdown
run was followed by a successful 2-point conversion. The rest of the Giants points
came off the defense providing good field position. The offense needed 48 yards
to score their next touchdown after the Seahawks were stopped on a 4th down attempt.
Then later, an interception by Darnay Holmes led to a field goal.
gave up one touchdown and had to come up with their second 4th-down stop. It was
made a bit easier by Leonard Wails sacking Wilson for an 8 yard loss on the 3rd-and-10
play just before doing that. So the Giants ended up with a 17-12 upset. It was
the lowest amount the Seahawks have scored in any one game all season.
McCoy got the job done. His one interception early on when the Giants were in
field goal range hurt, but the Seahawks didn't score on that. McCoy's longest
pass was to Sterling Shepard for 22 yards, There was one to Golden Tate for 16
yards, and he did connect with Slayton once with a 14 yard pass. McCoy completed
13 of 22 passes for 105 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
second half the Giants ran the ball almost three times as much as they did in
the first, and they ended up with 190 rushing yards. That number got a big boost
from Gallman's long 60-yard run, and he finished up with 16 carries for 135 yards.
The Giants face the Arizona Cardinals next, and maybe Jones will be ready to play
| First Quarter
- FIELD GOAL
Jason Myers 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 57 yards, 3:10
| Second Quarter
Punt Blocked by Ryan Neal Out of Bounds in End Zone for a Safety
3 plays, 6 yards, 0:20
| Third Quarter
Alfred Morris 4 Yd Run (Colt McCoy Pass to Sterling Shepard for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yards, 2:07
Alfred Morris 6 Yd pass from Colt McCoy (Graham Gano PAT failed)
5 plays, 48 yards, 2:37
| Fourth Quarter
- FIELD GOAL
Graham Gano 48 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yards, 1:31
SEATTLE - TOUCHDOWN
Chris Carson 28 Yd pass from Russell Wilson (Jason Myers Kick)
11 plays, 82 yards, 3:41
Leonard Williams was credited with 2.5
sacks, and now has career season high 8.5.
recorded a season-high 5 sacks.
have not had more than one turnover in a game during their four-game winning streak.Giants
are the first team in the NFC East to beat a team with a winning record this season.
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