Seahawks Defense Stifles Giants, 23-0

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Kevin Casey/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — The Seattle Seahawks (12-2) had a taste of what playing in the cold weather will be like if they make their way back in February.

Seattle’s defense picked off Eli Manning five times and held the running game to 25 yards of offense in the 23-0 win over the Giants (5-9) on Sunday.

Russell Wilson finished 18 of 27 and threw for 206 yards with an interception and a touchdown in the victory.

“It does matter,” said Wilson, who won his 23rd game, which is the most for a quarterback in his first two seasons in the Super Bowl era. “Winning a lot of games is really important. It’s what we come to do every day, to have a championship day, have a championship year.”

Manning has now thrown 25 interceptions for the season, which ties his career high.

“It probably pretty much shows why we’re in this situation where we have only five wins and they are the top of the NFC and playing great football,” said Manning.

The Seahawks had a chance to wrap up the NFC West title, but the 49ers won.  They’ll host Arizona next Sunday with the “12th Man” in full force.

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