The Seattle Seahawks will be hard-pressed to maintain sole possession of the NFC West lead after a brutal half against the New York Giants—at halftime they trail 35-0 against Eli Manning and company.
Manning has been just about perfect so far—he goes into the locker room 17-for-21 with 232 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Giants have 299 total yards of offense; Ahmad Bradshaw has 12 rushes for 42 yards and two touchdowns. At 152.3, Manning’s passer rating is just six points off the perfect mark. Whitehurst’s is 16.0.
With Matt Hasselbeck dealing with the after-effects of a concussion suffered last week, the Seahawks’ offense has been entirely grounded. Backup Charlie Whitehurst is 9-for-19 with 64 passing yards and two interceptions. Marshawn Lynch has six carries for 16 yards. Altogether the Seahawks have 81 total yards of offense. The time of possession isn’t as out of whack as you might expect—the Seahawks have had 12 minutes with the ball—but it’s only because the Giants have scored so furiously.