MetLife Stadium…home away from home

If you missed the Seahawks week 15 matchup you missed a dominating performance. From opening kickoff to the final whistle the Seattle Seahawks owned the New York Giants in every aspect of the game. The Seahawks were clicking on all cylinders; Russell Wilson went for 207 yards airing it out and even scrambled for another 50 yards on the ground, Marshawn Lynch was a dual threat with more receiving yards than rushing but it was the defense that stole the show with 5 interceptions of Eli Manning. The best part of the W was the fact that the Seattle Seahawks, who are a perfect 6-0 at home, were on the road where they improve to 6-2 and 12-2 overall.

The story of the night was the defense of the Seahawks. A defense that forced Eli Manning into 5 turnovers-a career worst. Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell each had 2 ints a piece and Earl Thomas had one as well. It wasn’t just the secondary picking on Manning though, he was sacked 4 times as the Giants were kept out of the end zone in the 23-0 shutout in front of their home fans.
The Seahawks must feel like MetLife Stadium is there home away from home, that’s just how comfortable they looked out there. “I do think that’s advantageous to us,” star cornerback Richard Sherman said of feeling comfortable in the stadium that will host the Super Bowl this year. “Anytime you are comfortable with a stadium and seen a locker room and the time zone change and the weather, it helps. You get in a routine, get a rapport with the place you’re at.”

In this game the Seahawks managed the clock and time of possession admirably, an ode to coach Pete Carroll. For 33 minutes and 58 seconds they controlled the ball compared to just over 20 minutes for the Giants. Weeks 16 and 17 bring the Cardinals and Rams respectively whom the Seahawks have already defeated this season. The last time the Seahawks faced off against the Cardinals it was back in October in a Thursday night matchup where they were victorious 34-22.

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