Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants Preview: Seahawks head to New York to take on Eli Manning and his largely nondescript personality

There have been better weeks to be a Seahawks fan, but there have also been worse weeks. Those worse weeks are concentrated to some degree in the 90s. This season has had very few bad weeks. If it all goes right, this will be the last week that is bad.

The Seahawks take on a Giants team this week that is in some degree of disarray. The Giants are a team that seems to spend a large portion of their seasons in disarray. Eli Manning isn’t good enough. Tom Coughlin is going to get fired. What’s wrong with this defense? Then next year they win the big one. God dammit.

The Seahawks get a preview of where they would play the Super Bowl if they played in it. Assuming they win out, or that some combinations of wins and key opponent losses grant them home field throughout the playoffs, Met Life Stadium and Century Link are the only remaining stadiums that the Seahawks will play in this year.

Injuries

Seattle

Percy Harvin, WR (Hip) – Out, in all likelihood

Brandon Browner, CB (Groin) – Out, in all likelihood

Zach Miller, TE (Ribs) – Hasn’t practiced this week

Max Unger, C (Chest) – Didn’t practice Wednesday, limited Thursday.

New York Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE (Shoulder) – Hasn’t practice this week.

Cullen Jenkins, DT (Shin/Quad) – Didn’t practice Wednesday, limited Thursday.

Corey Webster, CB (Ankle) – Limited Wednesday, missed Thursday.

Terrell Thomas, CB (Knee) – Missed Wednesday, limited Thursday.

(All stats from Football Outsiders)

Quarterback Russell Wilson Eli Manning
DVOA 22.7% -17.5%
DYAR 782 -196
QBR 66.1 40.4
RushDVOA 22.4% -49.3%
Running backs Marshawn Lynch Andre Brown
DVOA 3.8% 1.1%
DYAR 126 41
RecDYAR 30 -38
Robert Turbin Brandon Jacobs
DVOA -16.5% 1.1%
DYAR -19 24
RecDYAR N/A N/A
Wide Receivers Doug Baldwin Victor Cruz
DVOA 43.0% 3.3%
DYAR 271 146
Golden Tate Rueben Randle
DVOA 12.5% 8.9%
DYAR 156 116
Tight End Zach Miller Brandon Myers
DVOA 8.7% -5.1%
DYAR 45 9
Team Defense Seattle New York Giants
DVOA -15.7% 8.7%

For much of this season the Seahawks have been a near-sweep as it relates to advanced stats and position groups. This week, the Giants have a backup running back that is better than Robert Turbin in terms of advanced analysis of production. So take that!

Predictions

Eli Manning throws three interceptions.

Richard Sherman catches one of them.

The Giants get booed in their own stadium in the first half.

Seahawks win 35-10.