The Seattle Seahawks (8-3) will welcome the New York Giants (4-7) to Lumen Field on Sunday to face off in Week 13.
The Seahawks are coming off a 23-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. It was a dominant night for wide receiver DK Metcalf who put Philly’s No. 1 corner Darius Slay on skates all night long with 10 receptions for a career-high 177 yards. Metcalf also surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark threshold after a 900-yard rookie season.
Seattle’s defense also continues to take leaps forward. The Seahawks sacked Carson Wentz six times on Monday, their second-highest sack total in a game this season. The defense now has 22 sacks in the last 5 games and 31 on the year.
"You can just feel it. They're just on their game," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "They know our stuff. They know what they're trying to get done. We're able to adjust and tweak things as the game is going along. All of that stuff is just the fine tuning that it takes to really be able to play good ball."
Seattle regained its positioning on top of the NFC West and sits at 8-3 with the Giants coming into town.
The Giants are first place in the NFC East after a narrow 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. New York scored a touchdown on the first offensive possession before adding four field goals. Quarterback Daniel Jones left the game at the end of the third quarter with a strained right hamstring and was listed as "doubtful" on Friday to go vs. the Seahawks.
"I certainly want to play and I want to be out there and doing everything I can to get out there," Jones said Wednesday. "Where that puts me or how I recover depends on what I do day to day and that's what my focus is, on what I'm doing and focusing on healing up."
Giants fans should prepare to see veteran Colt McCoy, who is 7-21 in his career as a starter. This matchup could be another confidence-builder for the Seattle defense.
Here’s what you need to know about the Seahawks-Giants Week 13 matchup:
- This is the Giants first visit to Seattle since 2014.
- Seattle has won four games in a row, including three on the road, and outscored New York 121-49.
- The Seahawks are 5-0 at home this season.
- Russell Wilson needs one more win to become the only quarterback in NFL history with a winning record in each of his first nine seasons.
- DK Metcalf needs one more 100-yard game to tie Steve Largent for most 100-yard games in a season in club history with six.
MONEY LINE: -- Seahawks: -560 -- Giants: +410
POINT SPREAD: -- Seahawks: -11 (-105) -- Giants: +11 (-115) -- O/U: 47.5 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, December 6
Where: Lumen Field | Seattle, Washington
Start time: 1:05 p.m. PT
TV channel: FOX, NFL Network
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