Seahawks: Good Bye, but back to work with the Giants this week

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Russell Wilson showing his usual ability to avoid getting stepped on by Giants.    Photo Credit – USA TODAY Sports

The Bye week has passed! Players are rested. No off the field issues were reported… That’s a good bye week!

The NFL Regular Season is nearing the halfway point, and the Seattle Seahawks find themselves a half game back of the surprising Los Angeles Rams. Per usual Seattle has been slow out of the block, but if history has taught us anything, its that right about now is when the Hawks switch gears, and make a deliberate push towards the post-season.

The Seahawks took out the NFL’s best offense 2 weeks ago, sending a statement to the league that despite some uncharacteristic lapses, the LOB is still just as formidable as it has been in recent years. Unfortunately, in this game the offense showed that it still has a ways to go to be truly competitive.

The week 7 tilt features the Seahawks traveling to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants. Eli’s G-men have enjoyed very little success so far this season, but managed to pick up their first win in impressive fashion, upsetting the heavily favored Broncos in week 6. The Giants offense has been decimated by injuries, specifically at Wide Receiver. Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, and Sterling Shepherd are all out. Manning and the Giants will likely look to rookie TE Evan Engram and RB Orleans Darkwa to make big plays and keep them relevant.

It would be easy to look at the facts going into Sunday’s game and find the Seahawks to be the clear favorite. The wise, however, will take into consideration that you never know which Seahawks team you’re going to get when playing on the road. Trips to the east coast are all too often filled with disappointment. Seattle will have to score early in this game or risk it coming down to a late game deciding drive for either team.

Modest prediction: Seahawks 24, Giants 16

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