On Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the New York Giants 24-7 in MetLife Stadium. This was the Seahawks third consecutive victory over the Giants in New Jersey and their fifth victory since the stadium was built. Here are some key stats provided by ProFootballFocus Elite from this game:
- Russell Wilson was under pressure 38.1% of his dropbacks. When he wasn’t under pressure, he completed 19 passes out of 26 attempts for 210 yards and three touchdowns.
- Rees Odhiambo had his best game of the season only allowing one quarterback pressure (a hurry) on 42 pass block snaps, while Germain Ifedi allowed 7 pressures (1 hit, 6 hurries).
- Ethan Pocic and Mark Glowinski only allowed one quarterback pressure combined, while Oday Aboushi did not allow a single pressure all game.
- The Seahawks’ entire offensive line only allowed 11 pressures (2 hits, 9 hurries) on 42 snaps. According to PFF, this puts them in 13th in pass rush productivity for the week.
- The play-action passing game was a big reason for the lack of pressure. Seattle used play-action on 10 passes and Russell Wilson completed six for 84 yards and a touchdown.
- Doug Baldwin was the star of Sunday’s game receiving 12 targets in which he caught 9 of those passes for 92 yards. One of his passes was overthrown by Wilson that could have been an additional 63 yards and a touchdown. He finished the game with 2.88 yards per route ran which ranks third for all Week 7 wide receivers.
- On the defensive side, Branden Jackson created three pressures (all hurries) on just 13 pass rush snaps. This is very encouraging since he had four pressures versus the Los Angeles Rams.
- Jarran Reed had four run stops on 13 running plays. He ranks second out of 66 interior defenders with a run stop % of 30.4%. He also had the strip sack on Eli Manning as well.
- Richard Sherman continues to be stingy through the air. On 40 snaps in coverage, he was targeted three times and allowed 1 reception for 5 yards. For the season, he has allowed the fourth best yards per cover snap (0.4) and cover snaps per reception (23.4).
- Shaquill Griffin was the Seahawks most targeted defender receiving seven targets from Manning. On those plays, he allowed 3 receptions for 17 yards and a pass break-up.
The big story from the game was how well Russell Wilson performed under pressure and how Darrell Bevell’s play-calling helped this offense move down the field. Additionally, this was another big performance by Branden Jackson who should be looking for more playing time as he continues to make the most out of his limited opportunities.
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