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Giants Vs. Seahawks: When Seattle Has The Ball

(Sports Network) – Seattle owns the worst-ranked offense in the league (254.0 ypg), but is coming off an excellent outing versus the Falcons in which the unit racked up 372 yards thanks to Jackson’s career day. Tarvaris Jackson (846 passing yards, 5 TD, 4 INT) matched a career-high with 25 completions, hitting Rice (11 receptions) for a 52-yard score as well as connecting with Mike Williams (8 receptions) and Obomanu (11 receptions) for touchdowns. They were the first touchdown catches of the season for all three receivers, not surprising given that Seattle is averaging just 14.5 points per game. Jackson, who was also picked off twice but was not sacked, completed three passes each to Rice, Williams, running backs Marshawn Lynch (141 rushing yards, 7 receptions, 1 TD) and Justin Forsett (10 receptions), Obomanu and tight end Zach Miller (8 receptions), while rookie receiver Doug Baldwin (12 receptions, 1 TD) hauled in a team-leading five catches for 84 yards. Seattle did manage just 53 yards on the ground, with Lynch leading with way with 24 yards on eight carries with a score. Jackson scrambled for 16 yards behind a line that is still without guard Robert Gallery, who is not expected back until after the team’s bye due to a groin issue. Williams is questionable this weekend with a concussion.

The Giants will look to get to Jackson and come into the game tied for fifth in the NFL with 12 sacks despite not having defensive end Osi Umenyiora for the season’s first three games and fellow end Justin Tuck for two of those four contests. Umenyiora made his season debut versus Arizona and had a pair of sacks while forcing a fumble in his first action since having arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 19. Tuck (6 tackles, 1.5 sacks), meanwhile, sat out due to a neck and groin ailment. End Dave Tollefson (5 tackles, 3 sacks) added the first two-sack game of his career last week, while Jason Pierre-Paul (22 tackles, 4.5 sacks) made the start for Tuck after filling in for Umenyiora for the first three weeks. Former Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle (29 tackles, 1 INT) grabbed an interception, giving the Giants a turnover in 17 straight regular- season games. Rolle was also one of three New York defenders to log six tackles, while linebacker Michael Boley (25 tackles) led the way with seven. Fellow linebacker and rookie Jacquian Williams (25 tackles) recovered a fumble in addition to making four tackles. New York has been vulnerable against the run, allowing 116.5 yards per game to rank 21st in the league, and gave up 156 rushing yards against the Cardinals.