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Lex: Giants (6-1) Vs Seahawks (4-3) Bold Week Eight Face-Off

The matchup is the only one this weekend featuring two teams with winning records, as the Giants sit at 6-1 and the Seahawks at 4-3. Both teams enter the game on winning streaks. The Giants have won four consecutive games, while the Seahawks have registered two straight victories.

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Giants

The New York Giants are the third team ever to have six wins each with final score margin of eight or fewer points each win in the first seven games of a season. Big Blue leads the NFL with 173.4 rush yards per game in 2022.

Daniel Jones ranks third among quarterbacks with 343 rush yards in 2022. D.J. has totaled 309 yards last week with a 94 rating. He aims for a 4th game in a row with a 90+ rating. Saquon Barkley had 135 scrimmage yards in week seven. He leads the NFL in scrimmage yards (906) & ranks second in rush yards behind Nick Chubb (Browns). Saquon aims for his 5th game in a row on the road with 100+ scrimmage yards.

Receivers Darius Slayton & Wan’Dale Robinson both enter this game seeking to improve on their season totals. Slayton had 58 yards & his 1st touchdown catch of the season last week. He aims for his third in row on the road with 50+ receiving yards. Wan’Dale led the team with 6 catches & 50 receiving yards in week seven.

The Giants defense led by safeties Xavier McKinney and Julian Love. McKinney had first career forced fumble in week seven. Love led the team with 9 tackles & had 2nd-career fumble recovery last week. Julian aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles.

Big Blue’s defensive front led by Dexter Lawrence has sacks in three of his past four. Leonard Williams had 2.5 sacks in the last meeting & he aims for his third in a row verse Seahawks with a sack.

Seahawks

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith leads the NFL in completion percentage (73.5). He is 5th highest by quarterbacks in team’s first seven games of the season since 1970. Geno leads the NFC & ranks third in the NFL in rating (107.7).

Rookie RB Kenneth Walker rushed for 168 yards & 2 Touchdowns in week seven, most rush yards by a rookie in 2022 & first rookie with 150+ rush yards with two rush touchdowns in a single game since 1983(Curt Warner). Walker leads the NFL with 353 rush yards since week five & he aims for his fourth in a row game with 85+ rush yards & rush touchdown.

Receivers Tyler Lockert & Marquise Goodwin also looking to improve their season totals. Last week Lockett led the team with seven receptions. He has 5+ catches in five of his past six games. Last meeting verse the Giants, Tyler had six catches for 63 yards. Goodwin had 67 yards & second career game with two receiving touchdowns.

The Hawks defense led by Jordyn Brooks ranks second in the NFL with 73 tackles. He had 11 tackles in last meeting. He aims for his 18th in a row with 8+ tackles, longest such streak in the NFL since 2000. Another linebacker Darrell Taylor had his third sack & third forced fumble of the season with his first career fumble recovery last week. Darrell aims for his third in a row overall & third in a row at home with a sack.


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Gates is eligible to make his 2022 debut in Seattle on Sunday, 410 days after suffering what was thought to be a potentially career-ending injury to his left leg.

“We’ll put him out there,” coach Brian Daboll said. “I think he’s improved every day since he’s been out there. He looks ready to go. We’ll see where that takes him. Just keep competing; whenever his number’s called, be ready.”


Prepping for the Seahawks 🔥 pic.twitter.com/u42Hdmtwdq — New York Giants (@Giants) October 26, 2022

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