The Seattle Seahawks had been struggling on the road recently. Sure, the Seahawks have clearly been the best team in the NFC for the 2013 NFL season, but there have been times when they’ve been away from the 12th Man and their home stadium and they haven’t exactly looked like quite the dominant team.
Week 14 was actually a prime example of Seattle’s defensive inconsistency on the road as they fell to the San Francisco 49ers in the Bay Area. Seattle allowed Frank Gore to consistently wear them down and break a big play towards the end of the game that ultimately cost the Seahawks the game.
Perhaps the Seahawks were out looking to prove that they could perform better on the road or perhaps the New York Giants have the propensity to look pretty terrible sometimes, but week 15 certainly helped at least slightly dispel the notion that Seattle isn’t the same team on the road as they dominated the Giants in 23-0 victory, the Seahawks’ 12th of the year.
While Russell Wilson played really well and continued to look like a stud young quarterback, Seattle’s defense really sealed this game for the Seahawks. The Seahawks allowed a mere 181 total yards to New York on the day, allowed them convert only one third down play, allowed only 11 first downs, and picked off Eli Manning on five separate occasions.
It’s no secret that this Seahawks team is one of the best in the league and the narrative about their road struggles is somewhat irrelevant at this point since they are more than likely going to have home-field advantage throughout the postseason, but it’s nice to see this defense step up and prove themselves even further. There’s no doubt that playing the Giants helped the Seahawks get what they wanted to done, but you also have to respect Seattle for delivering on the road after a let-down just last week.
The Seahawks defense completely dominated the Giants last week and look to do the same this week to a very solid Cardinals team. Check here for regular season and playoff Seahawks Tickets.