Silver linings: Seahawks at Giants
October, 6, 2008
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The facts: Seattle wasn't competitive during a 44-6 defeat to the Giants at the Meadowlands in Week 5.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
- Bobby Engram caught eight passes in his first game back from a shoulder injury. Unlike Deion Branch, he didn't suffer another injury.
- Matt Hasselbeck apparently avoided a serious knee injury after suffering a hyperextension during Seattle's first possession. Hasselbeck's initial reaction suggested a serious injury. He finished the game.
- Olindo Mare made two more field goals without a miss. He has made all nine attempts this season, including one from 50-plus yards.
- Officials assessed only two penalties against Seattle. The Seahawks had suffered more penalty problems than usual through three games.