The Seahawks are back home after a productive business trip that saw the team return with a 23-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night. Playing on Monday makes for a short week and the Seahawks crammed five days of prep into four days. In the NFL losing a day of preparation for a game makes a big difference. Like everyone else in the league the Seahawks adapted and are now ready to host the New York Giants on Sunday for a scheduled 1:05 PST kickoff.
The Seahawks go into the Giants game banged up on the defensive side of the ball. Right cornerback Tre Flowers ( hamstring ) is listed as doubtful while DE Carlos Dunlap ( foot) is questionable and did not practice all week. If Flowers is unable to go D.J. Reed would likely step in for Flowers. Reed has started three games this season as the left cornerback and nickel corner.
The offensive line is limping back to shape. Tackle Cedric Ogbuehi did not practice Friday but it was precautionary move according to Carroll. Guard Damien Lewis was listed as questionable due to a groin issue. The rookie from Louisiana State has started all eleven games and missed just three offensive plays in last Mondays win over the Eagles
Tackle Brandon Schell is listed as doubtful while Guard/ Center Kyle Fuller is listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Running back Carlos Hyde landed on the questionable list with a toe ailment.
A DISCIPLINED GIANTS TEAM
Despite all the league wide chatter about the lack of quality in the NFC East the Giants and Washington are tied for the Division lead with identical 4-7 records head coach Pete Carroll is expecting a tough physical game. The Giants are on a three game winning streak and have the fifth best rush defense two behind the Seahawks no. 3 ranking.