The Seahawks and Titans are two days away from week two of the 2021 NFL season. Seattle was healthy in week one but this week is a bit of a question. It’s possible that all the important Seattle players will be available, and this is likely, but if any of the current Seattle players listed as questionable miss the game that could easily affect the outcome.
So while Seattle won fairly easily in week one against the Colts and Tennessee lost by quite a bit versus the Cardinals, a key injury or two could make a huge difference this week and that could affect the outcome of the season.
Seahawks vs. Titans injuries for week two
Running back Rashaad Penny
Receiver Dee Eskridge (concussion)
Left guard Damien Lewis
Defensive tackle Bryan Mone
Cornerback D.J. Reed
If Penny (calf) misses the game, fine, Seattle is used to that. Plus, it’s been a really long time since Penny made any kind of difference in a game and the Seahawks have done just fine. But if Lewis and Reed miss week two? That could be really bad.
Reed (calf) is still probably Seattle’s best cornerback and definitely the most reliable. The Titans have a good group of receivers so Seattle needs its best cornerbacks available.
Lewis (groin) is going to be a Pro Bowl guard one day soon and forms an excellent left side of Seattle’s offensive line with Duane Brown. Seattle has some good talent among the starters along the offensive line but the backups aren’t proven or that good.
Cornerback Caleb Farley
Linebacker/edge rusher Bud Dupree
Tight end Anthony Firkser
Linebacker David Long
Linebacker Jayon Brown
The most important among the group above is Dupree. He can get consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. If Russell Wilson has time in week two, the Seahawks will score points. If Dupree plays and plays well, this could limit Seattle’s offense and Seattle could lose in a shootout.