SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 2: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks is chased down by defensive end Ray Edwards #93 of the Atlanta Falcons during play at CenturyLink Field on October 2, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Falcons won the game 30-28. (Photo by Stephen Brashear /Getty Images)
The Seahawks head into their match against the Giants in desperate need of a running game.
The New York Giants have not been making it look easy, but they have to like where they sit through four weeks of the NFL season. After a close call against the Arizona Cardinals last week, they host they Seattle Seahawks in Week 5 sitting atop the NFC East with a 3-1 record.
The Seahawks, at least on paper, are the team the Giants should be able to handle. Eli Manning, after a somewhat rough start, is rounding into form nicely and has now thrown at least two touchdowns in each of his past three games. The big question at this point is whether or not the rushing offense can get untracked. The Giants are averaging just 87.5 yards per game on the ground as Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs have both gotten off to slow starts.
As bad as that figure is, though, the Seahawks have been even worse. Their 67.5 average rushing yards per game is so bad as to be hard to believe. That has put even more pressure on the untested arm of Tarvaris Jackson. While Jackson showed the first signs of being able to shoulder that responsibility when he threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 30-28 loss.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 PM
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Seahawks: KIT 1280 AM
Giants: WFAN 660 AM