The 6-1 Giants travel to Seattle this week to take on the 4-3 Seahawks. Both these teams are a bit of a surprise as no one expected either to be where they are at record wise. It shows just how unpredictable the NFL is (kind of like Kadarius Toney getting traded). To get ready for this matchup, let’s look at the Giants and Seahawks matchup from 2010.
As many of the Tom Coughlin Giants teams did, the Giants started off the 2010 season hot. Coming into this matchup in Seattle, the Giants were 5-2 whilst the Seahawks were 4-3, much like their meeting this Sunday. A big difference was that the Giants were expected to be a solid NFL team just 3 years removed from a Super Bowl. The Seahawks however, much like in 2022, were a team being led by a journeyman QB in Charlie Whitehurst. This was reflected in the spread, as the Giants were 7.5-point road favorites. Well, I hope everyone hammered that, because the Giants covered, and then some. At the end of the first quarter, the Giants were up 21-0 on the back of 2 Ahmad Bradshaw rushing touchdowns and a Hakeem Nicks 46-yard touchdown reception. The Giants never would slow down, as Eli Manning would throw an additional 2 touchdowns to Steve Smith and Kevin Boss. The Giants rushing game would gain 197 yards from the combination of Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, and D.J. Ware. The Giants defense would do their job as well, picking Whitehurst off twice, forcing a fumble, and holding the Seahawks to just 162 total yards. In the end, the Giants would win the game 41-7.
It’s not often that teams go into Seattle and blow them out. Well the Giants did just that 12 years ago. Flash forward to present day, and the Giants head into Seattle with yet another chance to get a win as an underdog. Seattle is a team playing very well on both sides of the ball at the moment, so this game will be anything but a cake walk. With that being said, Seattle is a beatable team, and I’m ready for another upset.
It doesn’t need to be a blowout like 2010, but let’s beat Seattle in their own house to get to 7-1.
(Photo: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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