The New York Giants played with passion Sunday in Seattle, and at times played very well, especially offensively. That wasn't enough, though, as the Giants (3-6) still came out on the short end of the stick, losing their fourth straight game, 38-17, to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
When the Game Changed
Live by the big play, die by the big play. Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham had an incredible day, twice burning Seattle's star cornerback Richard Sherman for big plays in the first half. With the ball at the Seattle 39-yard-line and the score tied, 17-17, late in the third quarter the Giants tried Sherman one more time. This time, Sherman blanketed Beckham, who ended up tipping the pass to Earl Thomas. He returned the interception to the 42-yard-line. Seven plays later, Marshall Faulk ran thee yards to give the Seahawks a 24-17 lead with 12:47 left in the game. The interception was Manning's first in 177 passes. He hadn't thrown one since Week 4 against the Washington Redskins.
The Giants got three takeaways. However, twice after falling behind they failed to come up with Seattle fumbles. One by Russell Wilson, one by Marshawn Lynch. One play after the second fumble, Lynch ran 18 yards for a score. That made it 31-17 with 7:47 left, and the Giants were, for all intents and purposes, finished.
See video of some of the Giants' best plays from Sunday.
And a lowlight:
The Giants did an abysmal job against the run. The Seahawks ran for a ridiculous 351 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per rush. Marshawn Lynch ran 21 times for 140 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Russell Wilson ran 13 times for 108 yards and a touchdown, constantly getting the edge against an undisciplined Giants' defense.
Beckham caught six passes for 100 yards.
Manning completed 29-of-44 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and a fumble.
The Giants gave up 510 yards of total offense, the fourth straight game in which they have given up at least 423 total yards. They have surrendered an average of 34 points per game during their four-game losing streak.
The Giants lost running back Peyton Hillis in the first half with a concussion. Running back Michael Cox was carried off late in the game after taking a big hit to his left knee and ankle.
The Giants return to MetLife Stadium next Sunday to face the 5-4 San Francisco 49ers. Game time is 1 p.m. ET.