The New York Giants (6-1, 3-0 Away) and their explosive rushing offense head to face the Seattle Seahawks (4-3, 2-1 Home), one of the league’s weakest ground defenses, at Lumen Field on Sunday. The Seahawks are three-point favorites, and the total is 44.5.
New York is coming off a 23-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field last Sunday, their fourth consecutive victory. Daniel Jones threw for 202 yards and a touchdown. Saquon Barkley ran 24 times for 110 yards. Darius Slayton caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.
Seattle beat the Los Angeles Chargers 37-23 at SoFi Stadium last Sunday. Geno Smith was 20 of 27 for 210 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Kenneth Walker III carried 23 times for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Marquise Goodwin also scored twice. He had four receptions for 67 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2020, a 17-12 win for the Giants. Colt McCoy threw one touchdown for New York.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Giants are averaging 21.4 points per game for the season, 18th in the NFL, and they are facing a Seahawks defense that has surrendered 26.6 PPG (28th). Meanwhile, Seattle has scored 26.1 points a game this season, fifth in the league, and New York is allowing 18.6 PPG (6th).
The Giants rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (173.4, 2nd), while they are 30th in passing yards (176.3). They have an advantageous matchup on the ground, as the Seahawks are 29th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (149.7). Against the pass, Seattle is 23rd (265.9).
Seattle is 15th in the league in passing yards per game (244.6) and 10th in rushing (137.0). New York’s defense has been most susceptible on the ground, as the Giants are 28th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (144.4).
Against the pass, the Giants are 10th (220.3).Seattle ranks as one of the least productive red zone offenses in the NFL, scoring a touchdown on just 36% (31st) of the team’s possessions inside the 20. New York has been tough to beat when defending their own red zone, holding opponents to a conversion percentage of only 40% (4th).
Through seven games, Daniel Jones has thrown for six touchdowns (2 INT) and 174.7 yards per game to lead New York in passing. In three away games this season, he has three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 202.3 yards passing.
Saquon Barkley leads the team in rushing with an average of 103.7 yards a game over seven games. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Richie James Jr. is the Giants’ leading receiver with 27.3 yards a game.Geno Smith has 11 passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 244.6 yards per game through seven games to lead Seattle.
In three home games this season, he has thrown for four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 239.0 yards. Kenneth Walker III has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 68.3 yards a game through six games. He has four touchdowns. Tyler Lockett has been a key target in the Seahawks’ aerial attack.
He has two touchdowns and a 66.9 yard per game average through seven appearances. Tyler Lockett is averaging 7.6 targets per game (5.9 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
New York is looking to remain unbeaten away from home this season in three games.
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