After a long 10 days off, the Giants will face the Seattle Seahawks who are traveling to the Meadowlands for a Monday Night Football matchup.  The Giants are coming off a tough loss against the 49ers, while the Seahawks are coming off 2 strong wins against the Lions and Panthers.  To get ready for this matchup, let’s take a look back at the Giants and Seahawks meeting back in 2008.

This matchup between the Seahawks and Giants came in week 5 of the 2008 season.  Both teams were coming off of an early season bye.  While both teams were playoff teams the year prior (the Giants were defending Super Bowl Champions), they started their season a bit different.  The Seahawks were coming into this game 1-2 in need of a victory to get this season back on track.  The Giants, on the other hand, were coming into this game 3-0, having won 8 straight going back to the playoffs the year before.  With those facts in mind, it made sense that the Giants were 6.5 point favorites.  One thing that maybe gave the Seahawks some hope heading into this one was the fact that the Giants were missing star receiver Plaxico Burress. 

Burress’s backup dashed that hope away very quickly.

In the Giants opening drive, Domenik Hixon, filling in for a suspended Burress, caught a 32 yard touchdown from Eli Manning to put the Giants up 7-0.  Hixon would add another 3 receptions, and would put up 102 total yards.  The Giants didn’t only score in the air though.  The Giants would rush for 254 total yards.  Brandon Jacobs would account for 136 of those yards, and would put up 2 touchdowns.  Add 2 Sinorice Moss toucdowns and a trio of John Carney field goals, and the Giants would put up 44 tota; points.  You’re probably asking what the Seahawks did in this one.   The Seahawks put up 6 total points off a pair of Olindo Mare field goals and would put up just 187 total yards.

In an absolute shalacking, the Giants defeated the Seahawks 44-6.

The 2008 and 2023 Giants are clearly not the same team.  But the Giants are coming off a playoff season, and there is no reason they shouldn’t be able to get back there in 2023.  To prove they are going to get back there, they need to beat a solid Seahawks team that were also in the playoffs last year.  This is especially true since the Giants face a daunting duo of games against the Dolphins and Bills following this one.

Yes, it’s only week 4, but the Giants once again find themselves in a must win game.  So, do as you did in 2008, and defeat the Seattle Seahawks at the Meadowlands.

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(Photo: AP Photo/Scott Boehm)

 

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