Week 13 at the Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFL, and it is for that reason this game is going to be a very difficult match-up for the Giants. Seattle was less than a yard away from winning the NFC West last season, but because of that one yard, the 49ers beat Seattle, and the Seahawks finished with an 11-5 record and were forced to play in the Wild Card round.
Last season the Seahawks had the 11th worst defense in the NFL, which is good news for the Giants as the Seahawks defense in 2020 is actually worse than it was in 2019.
A big reason why the Seahawks defense will be worse in 2020 than it was in 2019 is because of the fact that they will now be without Jadeveon Clowney. In 2019 Clowney recorded 31 total tackles, an interception, and four forced fumbles.
Without Clowney at defensive end, the Seahawks lose a huge playmaker, and their bad defense gets even worse. It’s rather interesting to say the Seahawks have a bad defense considering where they were just a few seasons ago with the Legion of Boom, but now, it is the truth.
The downside to this? The Seahawks offense is among the best in the NFL, thanks to star quarterback Russell Wilson. Last season Wilson was in the conversation for the league’s Most Valuable Player, and in 2020, I would expect him to pick up right where he left off.
With D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Chris Carson as offensive weapons for Wilson, the Seahawks have the ability to slack on defense because they put up a ton of points on offense, and this is where the Giants will struggle.
The Giants, like the Seahawks, are better on the offensive end than they are on the defensive end, but toe-to-toe, the Seahawks win that battle.
That being said, if the Giants want a real shot at winning this game, they’re going to have to put up points on top of points in order to keep up.