4 Seahawks players the NY Giants must slow down in Week 8
By Reese Nasser
2. Pass-rusher Uchenna Nwosu
The Seahawks have found a star along their defensive front. Uchenna Nwosu, who spent the first four years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers, joined the Seahawks during the offseason. He has quickly become a threat to opposing offenses.
Nwosu has recorded 29 total tackles, four tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hits, three sacks and three defended passes thus far in 2022. Nwosu has steadily found success, even while facing several of the league’s top offensive lines. Through Week 7, he is the NFL’s league leader in QB pressures with 31.
The Giants offensive line is at less than 100 percent right now, and several starters could miss time. In Week 7, rookie right tackle Evan Neal suffered an MCL sprain, and guard Ben Bredeson suffered a PCL sprain. With neither expected to play, the right side of the offensive line may be a liability.
The Seahawks will likely not line up Nwosu across from Andrew Thomas, and instead will have him attack the other side of the offensive front. If he isn’t contained, he could stop the run-heavy Giants offense in its tracks.