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Giants-Seahawks Week 8 Preview

The Giants will fly west to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8.

The matchup is the only one this weekend featuring two teams with winning records, as the Giants sit at 6-1 and the Seahawks at 4-3.

Both teams enter the game on winning streaks. The Giants have won four consecutive games, while the Seahawks have registered two straight victories.

Here are notes and stats from players on both teams ahead of the Week 8 matchup.

Giants

*New York Giants are 3rd team ever (2000 Minnesota & 1998 New Orleans) to have 6 wins each with final score margin of 8-or-fewer points in each win in 1st 7 games of a season. Leads NFL with 173.4 rush yards per game in 2022.

*QB Daniel Jones totaled 309 yards (202 pass, career-high 107 rush) & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 94 rating last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 90+ rating. Ranks 3rd among QBs with 343 rush yards in 2022.

*RB Saquon Barkley had 135 scrimmage yards (110 rush, 25 rec.) in Week 7. Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (906) & ranks 2nd in rush yards (726) in 2022. Is only player with 85+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 7 weeks. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards.

*WR Darius Slayton had 58 rec. yards & 1st TD catch of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 50+ rec. yards.

*WR Wan'Dale Robinson led team with 6 catches & had 50 rec. yards in Week 7.

*S Julian Love led team with 9 tackles & had 2nd-career FR last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles.

*S Xavier McKinney had 1st-career FF in Week 7.

*DL Dexter Lawrence has sack in 3 of his past 4.

*DL Leonard Williams had 2.5 sacks in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack.

*LB Tae Crowder had PD last week. Had 7 tackles & sack in last meeting.

*CB Adoree' Jackson had 7 tackles & season-high 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with PD & 4th in row on road with 6+ tackles.

Seahawks

*QB Geno Smith completed 20 of 27 atts. (74.1 pct.) for 210 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 105.5 rating in Week 7. Leads NFL in comp. pct. (73.5), 5th-highest by QB in team's 1st 7 games of season since 1970. Leads NFC & ranks 3rd in NFL in rating (107.7).

*RB Kenneth Walker rushed for 168 yards & 2 TDs in Week 7, most rush yards by rookie in 2022 & became 1st Sea. rookie with 150+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs in single game since 1983 (Curt Warner). Leads NFL with 353 rush yards since Week 5 & aims for his 4th in row with 85+ rush yards & rush TD.

*WR Tyler Lockett led team with 7 receptions last week. Has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6. Had 6 catches for 63 yards in last meeting.

*WR Marquise Goodwin had 67 rec. yards & 2nd-career game with 2 rec. TDs last week, his 1st 2 TD catches of season.

*LB Jordyn Brooks ranks 2nd in NFL with 73 tackles. Had 11 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 18th in row with 8+ tackles, longest such streak in NFL since 2000.

*LB Darrell Taylor had 3rd sack & 3rd FF of season & 1st-career FR last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall & 3rd in row at home with sack & FF. Taylor & rookie CB COBY BRYANT (4 FFs - most in NFL) are only pair of teammates each with 3+ FF in 2022.

*DE Shelby Harris had 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL.

*CB Tariq Woolen ranks tied-1st in NFL with 4 INTs. Has PD in 6 of his 1st 7 career games & aims for his 6th in row with PD.

*S Ryan Neal had career high 4 PD & 3rd-career INT last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 7+ tackles & PD. Blocked punt for safety in last meeting

View photos from practice as the Giants prepare for their Week 8 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Nick Gates activated following remarkable comeback; 3 more return from injuries

Nick Gates took another significant step in his remarkable comeback yesterday when he was added to the Giants' active roster.

Officially, Gates was activated from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. Yesterday was the deadline for the Giants to either place him on the roster or keep him on PUP for the remainder of the season. But since first practicing on Oct. 5, Gates has proven to the coaches he can play. And after two offensive linemen were injured three days ago at Jacksonville, the Giants need him.

Gates is eligible to make his 2022 debut in Seattle on Sunday, 410 days after suffering what was thought to be a potentially career-ending injury to his left leg.

"We'll put him out there," coach Brian Daboll said. "I think he's improved every day since he's been out there. He looks ready to go. We'll see where that takes him. Just keep competing; whenever his number's called, be ready."

Gates has started 21 games in his career - 17 at center, two at right tackle at one at each guard position. Daboll said Gates has worked at both guard and center since his return to the field.

View photos of Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates throughout his NFL career.

Giants Huddle | FOX Sports' Mark Sanchez

John Schmeelk sits down with former NFL quarterback and current Fox Sports Analyst Mark Sanchez to talk about Daniel Jones' improvement in 2022, the Giants offensive scheme and the matchup with the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.

00:20 - Giants fast start

04:52 - The Giants offense

09:11 - Brian Daboll's offensive scheme

11:30 - Daniel Jones' skillset

16:63 - Seattle Seahawks preview

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