The Seattle Seahawks defeated the New York Giants 24-7 Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say in his opening remarks following the game:
“Well, we came out here to win a ballgame and try to play some good football, it just took us a while to put it all together. I really liked how our guys hung together when we were kind of kicking ourselves around in the first half. The belief in both sides of the ball was solid and the conversation and communication between our guys was solid. We knew we were going to turn this thing, we felt that, and fortunately we were able to do that in a really good fashion.
“The defense played great all night long, the kicking game was great all night long, the coverage was terrific and [punter] Jon [Ryan] did a great job keeping them deep and allowing the defense to play the way we want to play. All that worked out beautifully.
“The offense moved the football all night, we just couldn’t get out of the way here. The first half we had eight penalties for a bunch of yards, and then we got way better and we had seven in the second half. So we’re going in the right direction. We’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s not that we didn’t go into this game with a lot of emphasis in that regard also, but it didn’t show, so we have stuff we have to clean up.
“But it was a good, solid football game. [Quarterback] Russell [Wilson] played great on offense, had a terrific night. I thought up front we did a good job protecting him as well. We really have a lot of respect for that defense, they do a lot of stuff that’s difficult and challenging. The calls that we have to make and the adjustments we have to make really challenge you, and the guys did a good job. I was glad to see [guard] Ethan [Pocic] got in there and played a bunch and Mark Glowinski played at guard also and those guys held up their end of it. We got better as the night went on, maybe we were a little shabby coming out of the bye, I don’t know, but it bodes well. We’re going to be all right, we’re going to be OK.”