RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have been double-digit favorites final week towards the New York Giants, who got here to Lumen Area with a 4-7 file, no Saquon Barkley and backup Colt McCoy at quarterback.
So how did the Seahawks lose 17-12 in one of many largest upsets of the NFL season?
In the event you ask Professional Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin, it was partially as a result of they underestimated the Giants.
Griffin made that time Thursday when requested if the Seahawks’ power degree is any totally different this week coming off the loss as they put together for the winless New York Jets.
“All people is locking again in,” Griffin stated. “We have at all times been working towards arduous. I simply really feel like we let that recreation form of get the perfect of us, and we got here in taking a workforce calmly. That is simply being completely trustworthy. On this league, you may lose to anyone. It do not matter who it’s. It do not matter in the event that they misplaced each single recreation. You possibly can lose to anyone on this league in the event you do not play proper. And I really feel like we took that recreation calmly, and I really feel like the main focus level now could be simply refocusing, treating each workforce the identical, treating it like a championship recreation like we proceed to evangelise about.”
McCoy hadn’t received a recreation as a starter since 2014, and the Seahawks (8-4) have been 5-0 at dwelling earlier than Sunday. In accordance with ESPN Stats & Info analysis, their loss matched the most important upset of the season by way of level unfold; Seattle closed as a ten.5-point favourite, in accordance with Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.
Afterward, coach Pete Carroll shot down the concept that something was amiss together with his workforce’s power degree or focus. Requested the identical query, robust security Jamal Adams questioned aloud if that was a difficulty.
Griffin made 4 references to the Seahawks taking the Giants “calmly.”
“We got here in that Monday, and we spoke concerning the recreation and errors that we made and tried to appropriate it,” Griffin stated. “However perceive that that workforce was not imagined to beat us. Let’s simply be completely trustworthy. They was not imagined to win that recreation, and we needed to stay with that. That is a style in our mouths that nobody by no means needs. …
“We do not need to really feel like this anymore. In order that’s why it was so nice for us to go forward and assault that head-on, assault the elephant that is within the room and perceive that we took this workforce calmly, a workforce that was able to play, that is acquired quite a bit on the road, that is nonetheless acquired an opportunity to be within the playoffs.”