A brand new legion of owls emerged Monday night time and wreaked havoc on Daniel Jones and the New York Giants.
Rookie linebacker Devon Weatherspoon scored on a 97-yard interception return late within the third quarter and the Seahawks tied a group document with 11 sacks in Win 24-3 On the struggling and offensively inept Giants.
“We’re simply getting began,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll mentioned. “We’re simply placing it collectively. An evening like this for our protection to play that robust. I am unable to bear in mind on the lookout for double-digit sacks.”
Geno Smith threw a six-yard landing go to DK Metcalf late within the first quarter after a strip sack by the defensive finish. Mario Edwards Jr. arrange a brief run and Kenneth Walker III scored on a one-yard run simply earlier than halftime. The Seahawks received (3-1) for the third time in a row.
A Quandre Diggs interception within the fourth quarter arrange a subject aim by Jason Myers because the Seahawks improved to 6-0 at MetLife Stadium, together with the franchise’s solely Tremendous Bowl win, a 43-8 choice over Denver in 2014.
Moreover the sacks, Seattle held New York, which performed with out star working again Saquon Barkley (ankle) for the second straight sport, to 248 yards in complete offense, six of 16 on third down and compelled two turnovers.
Bobby Wagner, Jordyn Brooks, Witherspoon and Uchenna Nwosu every had two sacks.
“I feel we’d like it. It was a straightforward sport defensively,” mentioned Wagner, who additionally had 17 tackles. “We have gotten higher. We did a very good job of stopping the run nevertheless it was extra about making use of strain. Within the final sport, we had loads of strain however we did not have loads of sacks. I feel this sport we turned that strain into sacks.
Graham Gano hit a 55-yard subject aim for the Giants (1-3), who’ve performed a very good half in 4 video games this season and have not regarded just like the group that made the playoffs final 12 months for the primary time since 2016.
Seattle was clinging to a 14-3 lead late within the third quarter when the Giants went from 43 to the Seahawks’ 5. On second-and-goal, Daniel Jones tried to hit Paris Campbell and the receiver appeared to fumble. Jones’ go went to Witherspoon, the No. 5 total choose within the draft, and he scored an almost touchless cross from the precise facet of the sector to the left to make it 21-3.
“It was a play we noticed on movie formation,” Witherspoon mentioned of his first NFL interception. “He mainly ran the way in which again. I jumped on him. He threw the ball and tried to get into the field. That was my complete mentality.”
The Giants’ offense has struggled the previous two video games with out Saquon Barkley, leaving deal with Andrew Thomas lacking his third straight sport with a hamstring damage.
“No excuses, we did not get the job executed,” Giants coach Brian Daboll mentioned.
The Seahawks did not do a lot towards the Giants’ protection. The one actual drive they obtained was a seven-play, 75-yard drive simply earlier than halftime that was engineered by backup Drew Lock, who changed Smith after he tweaked his knee and wanted an X-ray. The drive included a 51-yard go to Noah Fant.
Smith, who returned for the second half, completed 13 of 20 for 110 yards. Jones was 27 of 34 for 203 yards. He ran 10 occasions for 66 yards.
This was the Giants’ second residence sport of the season and each have been ugly. There have been largely Cowboys followers within the stands after the 40-0 loss within the season opener and followers left on the finish of that sport sporting Seahawks colours.
“I’d be upset too if I have been the followers,” Daboll mentioned. “So there are loads of issues we’ve to do higher and that is what we will do.”