The 2-1 Seattle Seahawks head to the Meadowlands and MetLife Stadium this Sunday, their first game in New Jersey since a wonderfully dominant triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII. They’ll face off against the New York Jets, fresh off an embarrassing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, a loss that included six Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions.
Despite the Jets reeling from last week’s loss, this game figures to be a tricky one for numerous reasons. For starters, New York’s defensive line is as stacked as any; Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams all have the ability to take over a game at the line of scrimmage. Steve McLendon, an offseason replacement for the departed Damien Harrison at nose tackle, has contributed with a few sacks of his own in 2016. That game-wrecking unit will come up against one of the NFL’s weakest position groups in Seattle’s offensive line.
Then, there is the always difficult task of the 10 AM PST start. It’s something Seahawks fans have seen year after year after year; the early starts are absolutely brutal for Seattle and most west coast teams - as evidenced by the Arizona Cardinals last week. Finally, it’s pretty much a question mark right now as to what the team will get out of a hobbled Russell Wilson, playing on a sprained MCL.
Location: MetLife Stadium, The Meadowlands, New Jersey
Game time: Sunday, October 2nd at 10:00 AM PST
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Matchup history: The Seahawks lead the all-time series, 10-8, with a 5-5 record on the road against the Jets.
Last time: The last meeting was a fun one. A dominant 28-7 victory in Russell Wilson’s rookie year, highlighted by a Golden Tate to Sidney Rice (!) touchdown pass.
Odds: The Seahawks are 3.5 point favorites.
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Referee: Carl Cheffers
Enemy blog: Gang Green Nation
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Spring break!!!!!!!!! Bye week.