The Seattle Seahawks should have cruised to victory last Sunday against the New York Giants. But instead, the Colt McCoy led Giants, who were double-digit underdogs headed into the Week 13 matchup, handed Seattle its first home loss of the season.
The Seahawks, including Russell Wilson, looked simply uninspired. Wilson went 27 of 42 for 263 yards and was sacked five times, admitting himself that he held the ball for far too long.
Wilson isn’t the only Seahawks player who was disappointed in his team’s uncharacteristic performance. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin admitted Seattle simply underestimated its opponent.
“We let that game get the best of us. We came in taking the team lightly, just being totally honest,” Griffin said. “In this league, you can lose to anybody if you don’t play right. I feel like we took that game lightly, and our focus point now is just refocusing – treating every team the same, like a championship game that we preach about. We’ve just got to live by it.”
Next up for the Seahawks (8-3), a game they should win. The winless New York Jets (0-12) are heading to Lumen Field and are coming off a game where they gifted a touchdown to the Las Vegas Raiders in the final 10 seconds to fall 31-28 at Metlife Stadium.
It’s could be a revenge game of sorts for Jamal Adams too. The All-Pro safety will reunite with his former team after a bitter breakup with the Jets over the summer. He won’t, however, have to see his former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who was fired Monday after the questionable all-out blitz call cost the Jets their first win of the season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Seahawks Week 14 game vs. the Giants.
- This will be the 20th meeting between the two teams. Seattle holds an 11-8 advantage over New York and has won three in a row dating back to the 2008 season.
- Prior to the three-game win streak, the Jets won five in a row from 1995-2004.
- If the Seahawks beat the Jets on Sunday, they will improve to 3-1 against the AFC East this season.
- Seattle lost its first home game of the season last week vs. the New York Giants, falling to 5-1 at Lumen Field.
- Tyler Lockett needs seven catches to set a career-high with 83 in a 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.
MONEY LINE: -- Seahawks: -775 -- Jets: +530
POINT SPREAD: -- Seahawks: -13.5 (-121) -- Jets: +13.5 (+100) -- O/U: 47.0 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, December 13
Where: Lumen Field | Seattle, Washington
Start time: 1:05 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS, NFL Network