The NY Giants look to upset Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, but will likely need to do it without Daniel Jones behind center, as massive underdogs
The NY Giants will fly to Seattle Saturday to take on the Seahawks Sunday afternoon in search of a fourth consecutive victory, but will likely need to pull off the monumental upset without quarterback Daniel Jones, listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.
Entering Week 13, the Giants sit atop the NFC East standings, but the Seahawks’ multi-faceted offense headlined by quarterback Russell Wilson and a duo of explosive receivers just might be the toughest test this team has faced all season.
“Their receiving corps, look, they’re all weapons,” Judge said Friday. “You have to just understand how they use guys differently and what they’re looking to do within their game plan. But that being said, every play out there, they have a group of skill players that can all go ahead and hit home runs. There is no one guy to focus on. This is a true team and we have to make sure we protect and defend against everybody.”
Can Judge’s team keep Wilson and Co. under wraps? Will the Giants pull off the upset?
Here are four bold predictions, and a score pick for Sunday’s game:
1. Colt McCoy passes for fewer than 100 passing yards
With Daniel Jones listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game, it’s most likely that the Giants will turn to backup Colt McCoy on Sunday afternoon.
McCoy was gritty, tough, and made enough plays with his legs against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half of last week’s 19-17 win that it masked the fact that he completed just 6-of-10 passes for 30 yards in nearly a quarter and a half of work.
The Giants with McCoy are in much more capable hands than the Broncos were last week, when former practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton admirably went 1-for-9 with an interception in the most impossible of scenarios when he was forced to play quarterback. However, against the Seahawks’ defense, in Seattle, it could be very tough sledding for McCoy.
Chances are, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will tailor a game plan around McCoy’s mobility and ability to execute RPO’s while leaning heavily on running back Wayne Gallman and the ground game.
Is it really out of the realm of possibility that McCoy finishes something like 9-of-17 passing for 88 yards with a touchdown and an interception?