Seattle stunning: Giants hamper Wilson, Seahawks in 17-12 victory
They were laughed at and ridiculed for being at the top of the NFL’s worst division. The New York Giants have now won a formidable victory to confirm their place as leaders of the NFC East.
The first-placed showdown in the NFC took an unexpected turn.
“The team had a different style, they had a different juice today because we know that we play our football brand,” said Giants security Jabrill Peppers. “We know we can surprise a lot of people. “
Alfred Morris scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, New York’s defense eliminated Russell Wilson and one of the league’s top crimes, and the Giants stunned the Seattle Seahawks at 17:12 on Sunday.
The Giants (5-7), double-digit underdogs, gave Seattle the first home defeat of the season, threw the NFC West race into chaos and held their place on the NFC East for another week.
After starting 5-0, New York have won five of their last seven, the last four in a row. New York had been on the verge of losing to Tampa Bay and the Rams, but timing them perfectly to get their first win against a team with a winning record.
“These guys are doing a great job,” said Giants trainer Joe Judge. “You did everything we asked of you and you did the best you could. And you are seeing the results happening. “
The Giants made it to the start of quarterback Daniel Jones (thigh) as a spectator after injuring themselves against Cincinnati last week. Colt McCoy was far from spectacular, but he made key games and avoided critical mistakes after an interception in the first half.
McCoy completed 13 of 22 passes for 105 yards and Wayne Gallman hurried for 135 yards with 16 runs.
For McCoy, it was his first win since October 27, 2014, when he led Washington past Dallas. He completed 25 of 30 passes for 299 yards without touchdowns and without interrupting the 20:17 victory in Washington.
‘I talked to the guys, Coach Judge let me split up the team in the end. I was just telling them how proud I was to be part of being with this group of people, “said McCoy. ” It’s special to me. I love football. I’ve been playing for 11 years and I’m lucky enough to keep playing. “
Meanwhile in Seattle (8-4) alarms are going off after a sloppy and uninspired performance. The once unstoppable crime of Seattle could not begin until it was too late. Wilson was 27 out of 42 for 263 yards and was often hesitant in making decisions.
He was fired five times, some just for keeping it
The Giants rushed 100 yards for the seventh straight game and Gallman scored the century for the first time in his career. It was Gallman’s 60 sprint at second-and-7 early in the second half that changed the momentum. Gallman escaped long-term through a crowd that put Morris’ 4-yard TD and 8-5 Giants lead.
After Seattle failed to convert a fourth-and-one on his 48-man lineup, the Giants needed five games to take a 14-5 lead on McCoy’s 6-catch from Morris.
The Giants trailed 17-5 on Graham Gano’s 48-yard field goal after rookie Darnay Holmes’ first interception in his career – a pass that had to be caught by Chris Carson.
SEATTLE’S STRANGE POINTS
Not surprisingly, Seattle took part in a game that once scored an odd score. The 5-0 halftime score was the first in an NFL game since Week 2 of the 2013 season, when the Seahawks led the 49ers 5-0 at halftime.