The biggest similarity is that both teams have had issues on their respective offensive lines.
In the case of the Seahawks, they have fielded two different combinations this season. The constants have been left tackle Rees Odhiambo, left guard Luke Joekel, center Justin Britt and right tackle Germain Ifredi.
At right guard, Mark Glowinski started the first two games but struggled and was benched in favor of Oday Aboushi, who has played there for the last three games.
This week, with Joeckel recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, the Seahwks are looking at their third different offensive line combination.
"Yeah, it's really difficult because it's the area of the game that needs to be so connected and that means the chemistry and the communications and the ability to talk to one another, identify in similar fashions so that you can play this game, is really a challenge," said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll via a conference call with Giants reporters Wednesday.
"We have been very young for the last couple years and that keeps you in the transition mode because you're not able to bank on the chemistry and that background and the resources that you need to really communicate like you need to be a really high functioning team. It's a process and we're in progress making it that way."
The struggles for the Seahawks on the offensive line have been particularly noticeable in run blocking. The Seahawks have rushed for more than 100 yards only twice this season, in Weeks 2 and 4.
While losing running back Chris Carson has been a big part of Seattle's struggles, the run blocking as a whole just hasn't been consistent.
"We're making progress, but it's the process that we're going through to just get tight and get clean and get sharp," Carroll said. "A couple weeks ago, we ran for 194 yards and then the next week we ran for 60. So we're not as consistent as we need to be.
"The (teams) we're playing have something to say about that, but we have to do a better job, we've got to be on the mark, we've just got to be more precise about what we're doing and that just comes with time."
The Giants' offensive line situation has been a lot worse. New York has trotted out five different offensive line combinations since Week 1 largely because of injuries to right tackle Bobby Hart and center Weston Richburg.
But unlike the Seahawks, the Giants might have found an offensive line combination in left tackle Ereck Flowers, left guard John Jerry, center Brett Jones, right guard D.J. Fluker and right tackle Justin Pugh that they can hang their hats on.
With Jones in the lineup, the Giants, who have also replaced struggling running back Paul Perkins with the tandem of Orleans Darkwa and rookie Wayne Gallman, have rushed for 300 yards on 57 carries in their last two games, making this the first time they've rushed for more than 100 yards in consecutive regular-season games since the final three games of last year, when they ran for 114 yards (twice) and 161 yards in winning efforts.
"Brett has done well," Giants offensive line coach Mike Solari said last week. "Brett is a hard worker. He's always prepared. He's always working hard and did a nice job with learning the offensive technique and the fundamentals.
"Critical for the center. He's the kind of leader of the offensive line, making the calls because calls come from inside out and he did a good job. Doing a great job. He's improved every day."
Another key for the Giants has been the willingness of Pugh, their starting left guard in Week 1, to move back and forth between guard and tackle this season.
"He's a pro. I mean, 'Whatever you want me to do to win,'" Solari said. "And I'm trying to say not only is Justin, but all the men making moves and making adjustments and trying to get the best vibe on the football fields they're competing and to get better. The nice thing is, is they're competing and it's good. It's what you want. It's what makes us better."
Giants coach Ben McAdoo said last week that he liked what he saw of the latest offensive line combination. Although he wouldn't come right out and confirm that he'll be sticking with it this week, that's the assumption given that Richburg is still in the league's concussion protocol.
Where the Giants' offensive line can improve is in pass protection. Although New York only attempted 19 passes last week, quarterback Eli Manning was sacked three times despite deploying that quick-release passing game in which he's not holding onto the ball for long.
If they can stay with one combination, that would be a step in the right direction.
"It's been challenging with the offensive line," Solari said of the musical chairs. "They're working hard and next man up mentality. And, again, just the changing of the different positions is an adjustment we're making. We're getting better."
VDB Free Betting Prediction: Seahawks 23, Giants 13
Seattle Seahawks vs New York Giants VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report
Seattle Seahawks vs New York Giants VDB Betting Odds
|Seattle Seahawks||-4 (-105)||-190||39½ (-110)o|
|New York Giants||+4 (-115)||+165||39½ (-110)u|
|Name||Record||Home||Away||ATS||ATS Home||ATS Away||Offense||Defense||Diff|
|Name||Record||Home||Away||ATS||ATS Home||ATS Away||Offense||Defense||Diff|
Betting Odds Trends
|Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Seattle is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road|
|Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Giants|
|Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Giants|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing NY Giants|
|Seattle is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Giants|
|Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Giants|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Giants|
|New York Giants|
|NY Giants is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Giants's last 15 games|
|NY Giants is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Giants's last 6 games at home|
|NY Giants is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Seattle|
|NY Giants is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seattle|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Giants's last 6 games when playing Seattle|
|NY Giants is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle|
|NY Giants is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Giants's last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle|
|Richard Sherman||CB||Prob Sun - Achilles - 10/21/17||Sherman has an Achilles injury but is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Giants.|
|C.J. Prosise||RB||Prob Sun - Ankle - 10/17/17||Prosise has missed the past two games with an ankle injury but is expected to take part Sunday's contest against the Giants.|
|Kam Chancellor||S||Ques Sun - Ankle - 10/19/17||Chancellor is bothered by an ankle injury and his status is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Giants.|
|Marcus Smith||DE||Ques Sun - Ankle - 10/19/17||Smith has an injury to his ankle and his status is unclear against the Giants on Sunday.|
|Nazair Jones||DT||Ques Sun - Knee - 10/19/17||Jones hurt his knee, leaving his availability against the Giants on Sunday in question.|
|Michael Bennett||DE||Ques Sun - Heel - 10/19/17||Bennett has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and it is unknown if he will be available Sunday against the Giants.|
|Quinton Jefferson||DT||Ques Sun - Hand - 10/19/17||Jefferson was a full participant in practice but it is uncertain if he will return from a broken hand Sunday against the Giants.|
|Jeremy Lane||CB||Doub Sun - Hip - 10/20/17||Lane sat out the last game due to a hip injury and will be inactive Sunday against the Giants.|
|Luke Joeckel||G||Mid Nov - Knee - 10/17/17||Joeckel underwent knee surgery and is expected to miss four-to-five weeks.|
|Chris Carson||RB||I-R - Knee - 10/3/17||Carson has landed on the injured reserve list due to a fracture just below his left knee.|
|Cliff Avril||DE||I-R - Neck - 10/19/17||Avril sustained a neck injury causing numbness down his arm and is on the injured reserve list.|
|Dewey McDonald||LB||I-R - Knee - 9/27/17||McDonald tore his ACL in his knee and is on the injured reserve list.|
|DeAndre Elliott||CB||I-R - Ankle - 9/3/17||Elliott has a right ankle injury and is on the injured reserve list.|
|George Fant||T||I-R - Knee - 9/3/17||Fant suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is on the injured reserve list.|
|Malik McDowell||DT||Ques Week 9 - Concussion - 10/7/17||McDowell has landed on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list with a concussion and facial fractures. His status for November 5 against the Redskins is clouded.|
|Dion Jordan||DE||Ques Week 9 - Knee - 10/7/17||Jordan had an operation to repair a knee injury and is on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. It is unclear if he will return November 5 against the Redskins.|
|Deshawn Shead||CB||Ques Week 8 - Knee - 9/3/17||Shead underwent surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee and is on the Pup list. It is undetermined if he will return during Week 8 against the Texans.|
|John Jerry||G||Prob Sun - Teeth - 10/19/17||Jerry is tending to a dental issue with his teeth but is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.|
|Sterling Shepard||WR||Prob Sun - Ankle - 10/18/17||Shepard is sidelined with an ankle injury but is expected to return Sunday against the Seahawks.|
|Landon Collins||S||Ques Sun - Ankle - 10/18/17||Collins was confined to a limited role in practice due to an ankle injury and it is unclear if he will take part in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.|
|Calvin Munson||LB||Out Sun - Quadricep - 10/21/17||Munson exited the last game with an injured quadriceps and will not play Sunday against the Seahawks.|
|Jonathan Casillas||LB||Out Sun - Stinger - 10/21/17||Casillas sat out the previous game with a stinger and will not suit up Sunday against the Seahawks.|
|Olivier Vernon||DE||Out Sun - Ankle - 10/20/17||Vernon has sat out the previous two games with an ankle injury and will not return against the Seahawks on Sunday.|
|Paul Perkins||RB||Out Sun - Ribs - 10/20/17||Perkins has been held out of the past two games with bruised ribs and will not return for Sunday's tilt against the Seahawks.|
|Weston Richburg||C||Out Sun - Concussion - 10/20/17||Richburg is in the NFL's concussion protocol and will not be cleared prior to Sunday's game against the Seahawks.|
|Valentino Blake||CB||Out indefinitely - Personal - 8/24/17||Blake is away from the team tending to a personal matter and will miss an undetermined amount of time.|
|Romeo Okwara||DE||I-R - Knee - 10/17/17||Okwara has landed on the injured reserve list with a sprained MCL in his knee.|
|Brandon Marshall||WR||I-R - Ankle - 10/10/17||Marshall has been placed on injured reserve due to left ankle surgery.|
|Dwayne Harris||WR||I-R - Foot - 10/9/17||Harris is on injured reserve due to a fracture of his fifth metatarsal in his foot.|
|Odell Beckham Jr||WR||I-R - Ankle - 10/9/17||Beckham Jr. has been designated for the injured reserve list due to season-ending surgery to repair a fractured left ankle.|
|J.T. Thomas||LB||Ques Week 12 - Groin - 10/7/17||Thomas has landed on injured reserve with a groin issue. He can be activated as early as Week 12 against the Redskins.|
|Josh Banks||DT||I-R - Shoulder - 9/2/17||Banks has been placed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury.|
|Mark Herzlich||LB||I-R - Stinger - 9/2/17||Herzlich is battling a stinger and is on injured reserve.|
|Adam Gettis||T||I-R - Foot - 8/28/17||Gettis has been placed on the injured reserve list with a foot injury.|
|Evan Schwan||DE||I-R - Foot - 8/28/17||Schwan has been designated for the injured reserve list with a broken foot.|
|Keeon Johnson||WR||I-R - Foot - 8/19/17||Johnson has been placed on the injured reserve with a broken foot.|
|Corbin Bryant||DT||I-R - Elbow - 8/15/17||Bryant has landed on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow.|
|Kevin Norwood||WR||I-R - Hip - 8/15/17||Norwood has been designated for injured reserve due to a hip injury.|
|Ishaq Williams||DE||I-R - Knee - 8/7/17||Williams has been placed on injured reserve while he recovers from offseason knee surgery.|
|11/9/14||NYG (17) - SEA (38)||-9/44.5||SEA/O||510||350||160||324||54||270|
|12/15/13||SEA (23) - NYG (0)||9.5/43.5||SEA/U||327||134||193||181||25||156|
|10/9/11||SEA (36) - NYG (25)||-10/43.5||SEA/O||424||145||279||464||69||395|
|11/7/10||NYG (41) - SEA (7)||7/40.5||NYG/O||162||49||113||487||197||290|
|10/5/08||SEA (6) - NYG (44)||-7/43.5||NYG/O||187||74||113||523||254||269|
|9/24/06||NYG (30) - SEA (42)||-3.5/42||SEA/O||333||106||227||337||73||264|
|11/27/05||NYG (21) - SEA (24)||-5/47||NYG/U||355||127||228||510||166||344|
|9/22/02||SEA (6) - NYG (9)||-6/39||SEA/U||40||40||0||94||94||0|
|12/23/01||SEA (24) - NYG (27)||-3/34||P/O||98||98||0||88||88||0|
|11/5/95||NYG (28) - SEA (30)||PK/37.5||SEA/O||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Seattle Last 10
|10/8/17||@ LAR||W 16-10||2/47||W/U||-134||-38||-96||-1.6||-2.1||-1.1|
|9/24/17||@ TEN||L 27-33||2/42||L/O||13||-126||139||-0.2||-2.4||0.4|
|9/10/17||@ GB||L 9-17||2.5/49.5||L/U||-145||6||-151||-0.3||2.0||-1.8|
|8/31/17||@ OAK||W 17-13||-2.5/40.5||W/U||91||-12||103||1.3||-0.1||2.3|
|8/13/17||@ LAC||W 48-17||-1/37.5||W/O||136||61||75||1.1||0.4||3.5|
|1/14/17||@ ATL||L 20-36||6.5/51||L/O||-113||2||-115||-0.3||1.4||-1.8|
N.Y. Giants Last 10
|10/15/17||@ DEN||W 23-10||13.5/37.5||W/U||-146||102||-248||-0.6||1.9||-0.6|
|10/1/17||@ TB||L 23-25||2.5/45.5||W/O||-55||-20||-35||-2.2||-1.6||-2.6|
|9/24/17||@ PHI||L 24-27||5/43||W/O||61||-144||205||1.4||-2.1||2.6|
|9/10/17||@ DAL||L 3-19||6/46.5||L/U||-159||-94||-65||-0.9||-1.2||-1.5|
|8/31/17||@ NE||W 40-38||2.5/37||W/O||62||55||7||0.0||0.7||0.2|
|8/21/17||@ CLE||L 6-10||-1/38||L/U||-30||-43||13||-0.2||-0.2||-0.4|