#1: NY Giants at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 PM
This is the NY Giants’ toughest remaining game.
There are will be many concerns for New York when they enter Seattle in two weeks.
Facing a Super Bowl-winning Coach? Check✅.
Facing a Super Bowl-winning Quarterback and top 2020 MVP candidate? Check✅.
Traveling across the country from Coast to Coast? Check✅.
This game is the ultimate challenge for the 2020 NY Giants. They are facing the NFC’s cream of the crop in terms of 2020 success and the last decade of overwhelming success in Seattle.
It all starts with Pete Carroll, the league’s oldest coach up until Romeo Crennel’s interim takeover of the Houston Texans this year. Carroll is one of the smartest football minds in the league along with being one of the league’s most popular coaches amongst the players. Carroll’s player-first reputation and team-building approach has served him well in building such a successful program in Seattle.
Of course, not all the credit can go to Pete Carroll. Russell Wilson has been a superstar quarterback consistently for the lasts several years. He has reached the pinnacle of his profession and should have another Super Bowl ring had there never been a dubious play call at the goal line (Looking at you, Coach Carroll). Russ could very well have been the leader of the NFL’s newest dynasty, but that never came to fruition. This year, Russ has again taken his game to a different level and has been a leading candidate all year for the league’s MVP award.
Although the 12th man won’t be present at this game, it doesn’t make it any easier for NY as they make by far their longest road trip of the season. It will be interesting to see how Coach Judge handles the travel week and gets the team ready for a massive NFC game, New York’s first after the bye. The margin for error is razor-thin and Big Blue can’t afford a blowout loss like they have become accustomed to against Seattle in their last few matchups.