Seahawks vs 49ers: Inactives and roster analysis


The Seattle Seahawks are mostly healthy for their Week 3 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, but will still be missing 3 offensive starters.

While there are no “must win” games in Week 3, this one has some of that feel for the Seattle Seahawks. With their offense struggling, losing a home game to a bad San Francisco team will be a major setback for their playoff hopes.

Seattle Inactives

There are no surprises here. Thomas Rawls, Germain Ifedi and Nick Vannett were all listed as doubtful on the injury report. Under Pete Carroll, only once has a player listed as doubtful suited up and played.

Rawls should be back next week in New York. Ifedi and Vannett could be as well, but their status is less certain. With the bye the following week, the Seahawks could simply wait and give them two more weeks to heal before throwing them out there.

With Rawls out, Christine Michael will carry the load for Seattle’s running game. He’s shown to be more than capable thus far. He just needs to avoid turning the ball over like he did last week.

The absence of Ifedi and Vannett are harder to replace. No Ifedi means J’Marcus Webb gets another start at RG. He’s been nothing but a major liability so far this season. Vannett’s absence means seeing more of Jimmy Graham as a blocker.

The only other player that is a significant loss for Seattle here is RB CJ Procise. Seattle’s 3rd-down back has a broken hand and can’t catch the football, so it isn’t much of a surprise to see him inactive.

The other inactive players are guys who will be on and off the active list all season.

San Francisco Inactives

Next: SEA-SF: a prediction by the numbers

The 49ers enter this game quite healthy. The only significant player on this list is Cromartie. The Seahawks will definitely try and test San Francisco’s corners, but they need their pass protection to do solidify before that happens.