New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, November 9th, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm EST TV: CBS
Game Line: Seattle -8.5 (from JustBet) Over/Under: 44.5
Sunday NFL analysis: The New York Giants take on the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC matchup from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.
The New York Giants are currently 3-5 and are coming off a demoralizing 40-24 loss at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts. They were coming off of their bye week, and just failed to get anything going on offense in the first half, as they fell behind 16-3 in the first half. Indianapolis outscored the Giants 21-7 in the 3rd quarter, and it was all she wrote after that. One bright spot for the Giants was the performance turned in by Odell Beckham Jr., who had 8 receptions for 156 yards. The Giants offense couldn’t sustain drives early on, and looked totally out of sync for a better part of the game.
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a less than impressive 30-24 win over the Oakland Raiders. The Seahawks forced 3 Oakland turnovers, yet managed to win by a slim margin, much slimmer than the experts predicted. Russell Wilson completed less than 50% of his passes for 179 yards and Marshawn Lynch had 143 yards from scrimmage and two scores. It was their first game back from a two game road swing, and they looked less than impressive. The defense played well, allowing just 189 yards of total offense, but the offense struggled gaining just total yards.
As everyone knows, when you are the defending Super Bowl champions, every week you have a huge target on your back and each week is tough because you’re going to get your opponents best effort. Well now you have a New York Giants team that just got embarrassed on Monday night football coming into town. Last Season the Giants were embarrassed by this same Seattle team, being shut out in MetLife stadium 23-0. Revenge is often overused when it comes to handicapping, but I do think that loss stung for New York, and I look for the Giants to bring a maximum effort on Sunday. This is not the same Seattle team folks, they have no deep threat since trading Percy Harvin, their defense isn’t nearly what it was last year, and you have to wonder what the vibe of the locker room is. Many bettors might have a bad taste in their mouth if they backed the Giants on Monday night, and might want no part of this team. Well, I had the Giants, and I like them to take it to Seattle on Sunday. This may not be the best Giants team that we’ve seen in recent years, but I know for a fact that this is not the best Seattle team we’ve seen. I’ll gladly take those points, revenge combined with the fact that they are doubted my many, makes this underdog all the more live.
Free Week 10 Sunday NFL Pick: New York +8.5, Over 44.5
New York at Seattle Score Prediction: Seattle 24 – New York 23