New York Giants versus Seattle Seahawks
New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll won Coach of The Year last year. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni did not. Think about that for a second. The Giants finished third in the division... right where they were expected to finish. Sirianni led his team to the NFC's best record and set records along the way.
The 2023 Eagles have a 3-0 record with a +25 point differential. Daboll’s 2023 Giants have a 1-2 record and a -55 point differential. That just seems like something that’s fun to point out.
Seahawks offense versus Giants defense
We’ll start with the easy side of this matchup, the Giants’ defense. Buddy, they’re awful.
The players are bad individually and the defense is bad as a whole. Nothing they do is good and none of the players that needed to step up have stepped up. They’re awful.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is perhaps one of the biggest question marks in the NFL. ‘Is Geno actually good?’ That is something we ask ourselves every day. It doesn't matter how well he plays. The answer is, has been, and always will be... 'Maybe?’
Geno’s throwing the ball to a really good receiving corps, one that is made up of wide receivers DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. There’s no one on that Giants defense that will be able to physically compete with those guys consistently through a 60-minute game.
The Seahawks' running backs are studs too. Kenneth Walker III has carried the ball 47 times for 204 yards. He has also scored FOUR touchdowns. That averages out to one score per every 12 touches of the ball. He’s the real deal, and he’s backed up by rookie Zach Charbonnet. The former UCLA star is 'a guy' too.
That being said, this is going to be a game where Geno lands in the ‘this guy is actually good’ column. The Seahawks’ offense has been flaming teams for the last couple of weeks, scoring 37 points against both the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions.
On Thursday night, we saw how good that Lions’ defense can be, so it should be noted that everything the Seahawks were able to accomplish in that game was impressive.