Monday Night Football highlights: Seahawks defense smothers Giants

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By Samantha Rose

Week 4 of the NFL season came to a close Monday with an NFC tilt between the Seattle Seahawks (3-1) and the New York Giants (1-3) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 

The game was short-lived for Seahawks safety Jamal Adams though, who played just nine snaps in his first appearance in 13 months, before leaving the game with a possible concussion. He was ruled out by Seattle shortly after leaving the game.

Nonetheless, Seattle’s defense was phenomenal, giving up just three points and forcing the same amount of turnovers in an emphatic showing.

Here are the game’s top moments.


Seattle Seahawks 24, New York Giants 3

Laying the boom

Adams was flying around the field in his season debut, and gave New York a warm reminder of his prowess as he swooped in for this big tackle.

Shortly after his play though, Adams went back to the locker room with an injury after taking an inadvertent knee to the head. He ruled out shortly thereafter with a possible concussion.

Picture time!

The Seahawks defense got its photo opportunity after forcing a fumble, getting its offense the ball near the 10-yard line.

TD for DK!

The Seahawks didn’t take long to make good on the turnover, as Geno Smith rolled to his right to rifle a laser to DK Metcalf, who made a spectacular catch in the end zone for Seattle’s first TD.

By committee

Geno Smith left the game midway through the second quarter with an ankle injury, and was replaced by Drew Lock. Lock didn’t miss a bit, rattling off a 51-yard pass to Noah Fant before Kenneth Walker III punched in a score.

Smith returned under center at the start of the second half.

Take it to the house!

Well, so much for that momentum. After going without a TD in the first half, the G-Men went on a 10-play, 52 yard drive that brought them within yards of the end zone. 

But rookie sensation Devon Witherspoon prevented them from their final goal, picking off a pass intended for Parris Campbell, and returning it 97 yards for a touchdown. 

From bad to worse

Giants fans headed for the exits after Jones tossed another interception to Quandre Diggs, effectively sealing the win for the Seahawks.


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