The Seattle Seahawks defense put on a dominant performance on Monday Night Football, sacking Giants quarterback Daniel Jones 11 times en route to a 24-3 victory.
The Seahawks’ pass rush was relentless throughout the game, and Jones was under constant pressure. He was sacked on six of his first 12 dropbacks, and he never really got comfortable in the pocket. The Seahawks’ defense also forced three turnovers, including two interceptions by safety Jamal Adams.
“We knew we had to come out and play a great game defensively,” Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said after the game. “We wanted to make a statement, and I think we did that tonight.”
The Giants’ offense was completely stifled by the Seahawks’ defense. They managed just 169 total yards and three points.”We got outplayed in all phases of the game,” Giants head coach Brian Daboll said. “Their defense was just too good for us.”
Wilson Plays Efficiently, Leads Seattle Seahawks Offense
Russell Wilson had a relatively quiet game, but he was efficient and effective when he needed to be. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilson’s biggest play of the game came on a 41-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf in the second quarter. The Seahawks’ offense struggled to get anything going in the first half, but that play gave them a spark and helped them take a 10-0 lead into halftime.
Wilson also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Seahawks. “Russell played a great game,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “He made some big plays when we needed them.”
Seahawks Offense Needs to Improve to Sustain Success
While the Seahawks’ defense was dominant on Monday Night Football, their offense still needs to improve if they want to be a contender. They were unable to sustain any consistent drives against the Giants’ defense.
The Seahawks’ offensive line struggled to protect Wilson, and they had trouble running the ball. They also had some costly drops, including one by Metcalf that would have been a touchdown.
“We need to be better on offense,” Carroll said. “We need to be able to sustain drives and put points on the board.” The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of talent on offense, but they need to find a way to get it all clicking in order to be successful.
The Seahawks’ defense was the difference in their victory over the Giants on Monday Night Football. They sacked Jones 11 times and forced three turnovers.
Russell Wilson played an efficient game, but the Seahawks’ offense still needs to improve if they want to be a contender. They need to be able to sustain drives and put points on the board more consistently.
The Seahawks have a tough matchup against the Arizona Cardinals next week. If they want to stay in the playoff race, they will need to improve their offense and continue to play dominant defense.
The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly finished with Kyler Murray