PFF Preview: Giants @ Seahawks, Week 10

Coming off their Monday Night game the Giants now have to travel cross country to take on the Seahawks and Chris Phillips previews the action for you.

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PFF Preview: Giants @ Seahawks, Week 10


2014-Prev-WK10-NYG@SEAThe (3-5) New York Giants visit CenturyLink Field and the (5-3) Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Giants are coming off of a 40-24 loss to the Colts at home and the Seahawks a 30-24 win at home against the Raiders. Last year the Seahawks posted a 23-0 shutout of the Giants at MetLife Stadium with Eli Manning being intercepted five times.

Both of these teams have been dealing with banged up offensive lines. Seattle’s tackles versus a powerful Giants duo at defensive end will go a long way toward deciding this game. Seattle played without Russell Okung last Sunday and his status is still up in the air for this week. Okung has been solid when on the field, as his 96.0 Pass Blocking Efficiency rating ranks 18th out of all tackles. If Okung doesn’t make the start the Seahawks will rely on Alvin Bailey who managed a -1.6 grade last week starting at left tackle.

It’s a tough situation at the right tackle spot for the Seahawks as well. Rookie Justin Britt has struggled and his 93.0 Pass Block Efficiency rating ranks 49th out of 56 tackles. The Giants will counter with defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers. Pierre-Paul has our top run grade currently at +17.1 and his 11.3% Run Stop Percentage ranks fourth. Ayers has the 2nd highest pass rushing grade at +18.5 and his Pass Rush Productivity rating of 15.2 is at the top of the list.

Here are a few other players to look out for.

New York Giants

Odell Beckham Jr – Beckham’s +3.8 grade over the last four weeks ranks 12th out of all wide receivers. He also has a 140.2 wide receiver rating when targeted which ranks third.

Jonathan Hankins – His +18.9 overall grade ranks him second behind Gerald McCoy out of all interior lineman and his 10.6% Run Stop Percentage ranks 6th.

Larry Donnell – Donnell’s +3.9 receiving grade ranks eighth out of all tight ends and he currently leads all tight ends in our Drop Rate Signature Stat having not dropped a pass out of 37 catchable targets.

Seattle Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch – Currently our second-highest graded running back on the year at +10.2 while also ranking 8th in Elusive Rating at 63.9.

Bruce Irvin – His +8.7 overall grade ranks sixth out of 4-3 outside linebackers and includes a grade of +2.0 or better rushing the passer, in coverage, and against the run.

K.J. Wright – Wright has a +6.6 overall grade and his 12.9% Run Stop Percentage ranks fifth out of all 4-3 outside linebackers.

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  • RA

    Seattle has the chance to get back….

    LT Okung
    C Max Unger
    CB2 Maxwell
    CB3 Lane (huge upgrade over burley)

    I cant state enough how much help it will be for SEA to get those 2 corners back. I think the lack of solid coverage especially at nickel is a big part of the reason the pass rush hasnt been able to translate pressure into sacks.

    You also cant undersell how banged up the line was last sunday. At one point they were without their…

    Starting LT, Starting LG, Staring C, and had a rookie at RT. Not only that but the Center was technically a 4th stringer who had only been with the team for a little over a week.

    SEA is set to go on a rampage once a couple more guys return. Really once Kam Chancellor, Zach Miller and Bobby Wagner get back I expect the team to catch fire.

  • Chris

    Wouldn’t surprise me if this game was really low scoring. The Giants have 3 of the best DL in the league right now with Ayers, JPP, and Hankins as the article mentioned. With the injuries to the OL for Seattle they are going to have some trouble against that DL.

    They won’t pull off the upset though. Eli will have 3 picks and there won’t be any run game to lean on.

    • eYeDEF

      Their two best OLman, Okung and Unger, returned for this game. The difference was considerable with Unger in particular, a 2012 All-Pro, plowed open huge running lanes for Lynch. You saw the results.

      It could have been much worse seeing how Wilson’s passing game has continued regressing to shit. The DBs actually hung onto a few of the picks he threw this time, I’m grateful he at least salvaged his fantasy performance with his legs.

      • [email protected]

        Who cares? Wilson torched the Giants with his legs. Thats the great thing about having a dual threat QB. The more a team is concerned with Wilson keeping the ball the harder it is to stop Lynch. Wilson had a huge contribution to the 350 yards rushing and the win.

        • eYeDEF

          This is where your ignorance about football rears its ugly head again. The Giants were never worried about wilson running, that’s why he kept burning them. Every time they ran the read option the defenders always bit on Lynch when he kept the ball instead. the Giants never bothered to game plan for him much like Washington earlier this season so his running didn’t open up holes for lynch. It is the improved blocking up front that did with unger the difference maker. If you weren’t so ignorant you would know james carpenter didn’t even play this game so you’re wrong as usual, and I’m laughing at you over your idiocy in thinking he did. Sweezy was also his normal horrid self in pass protection in spite of his improved run blocking, in fact he was the worst pass protecting lineman on the field when he gave up 3 quarterback pressures. None of the others gave up any. It’s really is getting funny that your credibility is so suspect that the only constant whenever you try to make an argument is that you’re wrong.