What kind of New York Giants football team will the Seattle Seahawks face Sunday at MetLife Stadium?  Will it be the club that lost badly in San Diego last Sunday, or the Giants team that reeled four straight wins in the middle of the season?

Seattle coach Pete Carroll expects the “G-men” to bring their “A-game” against his team.

“I think they are very capable of throwing out a great football game.  The coach, quarterback, and leaders on defense are all guys who’ve been there before,” said Carroll.  “The season hasn’t gone the way they’ve wanted, but we saw them put together wins in 5 out of 6 games.  It could easily be a very difficult game for us if we let it.”

The Seahawks take a pretty healthy football team for its final road trip of the regular season. Tight end Zach Miller (ribs), missed a couple days of practice, but Carroll expects him to play Sunday.  Defensive lineman Tony McDaniel did not practice Friday due to illness.

The players ruled out are linebacker K.J. Wright who had foot surgery, Brandon Browner is still dealing with a groin injury, and receiver Percy Harvin continues to rehab his sore hip.

The New York weather forecast calls for heavy snow and freezing rain through Saturday, but sunny and windy with highs in the upper 30’s Sunday.  Just in case, Carroll took his Seahawks outdoors for the Friday practice in Renton.

“If you look at it the last three games of this season are all going to be weather issues, and the playoffs too.  This is a great opportunity to kick into that mode and do all the things necessary to take care of the ball.  It’s going to be crucial down the stretch and we have an advantage here (in Seattle) with another weather to get us ready,” pointed out Carroll.

New York will not have DE Jason Pierre-Paul and CB Corey Webster because of injuries.

Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan

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