The New York Giants have certainly had disappointing on several occasions over the 2013 NFL season. After starting the season 0-6, Giants fans were certainly despondent at their team’s lack of quality performance. Then, after winning four consecutive games, the Giants have now dropped two out of their last three games to fall to 5-8 and out of playoff contention.
Still playing for pride, dignity, and the chance to get to .500 when all is said and done this season, the Giants will face off with the Seattle Seahawks in week 15. Obviously the Seahawks and Giants have had two incredibly different seasons thus far, with the Seahawks in the driver’s seat to have home-field advantage throughout the postseason and New York on the outside looking in for the playoffs.
Despite their different trajectories this year, though, the Giants have the potential to get a win at home over the Seahawks on Sunday. That potential all starts with their game-plan, though, which surprisingly should be to get the ball to running back Andre Brown as much as possible.
In the five weeks that he’s been active this season, Brown has taken 99 total carries for a solid 424 yards and three touchdowns, including two games with over 100 yards rushing and four of his five games with 65 yards or more on the ground. Though it might seem crazy, he can have success against the Seattle defense.
There’s no denying that the Seahawks’ defense is elite, but the dirty secret is that their run defense hasn’t been that great this season. Seattle ranks just 14th in the NFL against the run, allowing 111.5 yards per game. Moreover, this team has widely been noted as a less effective unit on the road, which works in the Giants’ favor on Sunday.
If I were forced to guess, I’d have to say the Seahawks come out with their 12th win of the year on Sunday against the Giants. Having said that, there is certainly a window for New York to have bit of success. We shall see if they have the right game-plan or if they fail to get the job done yet again.