Sunday, December 6, 2020, Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington, 4:05 p.m. ET
Giants at Seahawks Betting Preview: Giants (+10/-110), Seahawks (-10/-110)
New York Giants
The last time the Giants (4-7) were forced to start a career backup with their starting quarterback injured? Try Jesse “The Bachelor” Palmer, back in 2003.
But that might be the case Sunday after Daniel Jones suffered a right hamstring strain last weekend in a 19-17 victory against Cincinnati. Colt McCoy, 34, who is 7-21 in 28 career NFL starts, could get the call.
Wayne Gallman has filled in admirably for the injured Saquon Barkley (knee) and Devonta Freeman (ankle). Gallman has scored a TD in five consecutive games and rushed for 94 yards against the Bengals. Graham Gano returned from the COVID-19 list to kick four field goals last week.
The Seahawks (8-3) regained the top spot in the NFC West with a 23-17 victory at Philadelphia on Monday night. Wideout DK Metcalf had 10 receptions for 177 yards and leads the league with 1,039 receiving yards.
The Seahawks’ defense allowed just 250 yards and sacked Carson Wentz six times. Safety Jamal Adams is finally close to 100 percent after suffering a shoulder injury that cost him four games. Adams has 6 1/2 sacks this season and is the first defensive back to have six or more sacks in multiple seasons since it became an official statistic in 1982.
Defensive end Carlos Dunlap, acquired from Cincinnati at the trade deadline, has four sacks in as many games and has helped revitalize the Seahawks’ pass rush. But he suffered a foot injury against the Eagles and is questionable.
Giants at Seahawks Betting Pick for Week 13
The Seahawks, who are 5-0 at home, would be heavily favored even if the Giants had a healthy Jones at quarterback.
The Seahawks are 6-5 against the spread this season, thanks to the Eagles’ late Hail Mary pass and two-point conversion, while the Giants are 7-4.
Giants at Seahawks Betting Pick:
Seahawks 29, Giants 13
Giants at Seahawks Best Bet for Week 13
The first half of the Seahawks’ season was about letting Russell Wilson cook. But now that the calendar has turned to December, expect coach Pete Carroll to try to re-establish the running game, especially with Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde healthy.
Seattle’s much maligned defense has allowed 23 or fewer points in each of the past three games and the Giants are 30th in the league in scoring (19.5 allowed per game).
Giants at Seahawks Best Bet: UNDER 46.5 total points (-110)