Scoring Update: The New York Giants were trailing 29-24 and had driven quickly into the Seahawks red zone. That is when Victor Cruz was unable to pull off the Irish hat-trick.
While trying to pull in a one-handed catch, his luck left and Brandon Browner snagged the ball away. He returned it 94-yards for a Seahawks touchdown, giving Seattle a 36-25 lead with under one-minute remaining.
Seattle intercepted yet another Eli Manning pass on the Giants' (3-2) last-ditch effort, making it three on the game. Seattle (2-3) gets a surprising road-win and enters their bye week still in the hunt in the NFC West.
The Seattle Seahawks (1-3) are traveling east to face the New York Giants (3-1) and will attempt to do something they have only accomplished once in the last dozen attempts...win on the east coast in a 1:00 p.m. ET game.
Seattle will also attempt to beat the Giants on the road for the first time since 1983.
New York is a 10 point favorite to win this game...and will look to get a small amount of revenge. Many Giants fans were upset the Seahawks were allowed to represent the NFC West in the 2010 playoffs with a losing record, particularly after New York dismantled the Seahawks in Seattle.
The Giants can send the Seahawks to their bye-week with a 1-4 record and far-removed from the playoff picture. It will also ensure they keep pace with the NFC East, as the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles.
The play of the defensive lines will direct much of this game. If the Giants can stop Seattle's ground game and pressure Tarvaris Jackson it will be a long day for the Seahawks. For Seattle to have a chance to get an upset their front four will need to apply a lot of pressure on Eli Manning.