The Seattle Seahawks were dealt a big blow when DT Brandon Mebane left Sunday’s game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury.
On Monday, Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll confirmed that the injury was serious and that Mebane would miss a significant amount of time. Today Fox Sports is reporting that the torn hamstring will result in Mebane missing the remainder of the 2014 NFL season.
The run-stuffing defensive tackle is a huge reason why the Seahawks rank fourth in the NFL in run defense, allowing 79.8 rushing yards per game after the first 10 weeks of the season. Mebane recorded two tackles, one for a loss before exiting what would turn into a 38-17 blowout of the Giants on Sunday.
Mebane’s season ends with 20 total tackles and a sack on Panthers QB Cam Newton.
For the past eight years, all with Seattle, Brandon Mebane was a lock to trot out on the field. The 29-year-old 300+ pound lineman only missed three games due to injury.
There is no good news when it comes to Mebane being done for the season. There is only the fact that NFC West division rivals are experiencing similar circumstances. Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will miss the season after suffering a torn ACL on Sunday and the San Francisco 49ers lost All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis for the year to a toe injury.
Defensive linemen Kevin Williams, Jordan Hill and Tony McDaniel will see their snap counts increase over the remaining seven games.