The Seattle Seahawks are 3-6 and face a must-win game in week 11. But they have a bunch of injury concerns on Sunday versus the Cardinals. No players, other than Chris Carson, of course, have been ruled out but there a several key players who appear to be game-time decisions.
The Seahawks absolutely need all the good players on their team available for the rest of the year. But based on week 10, we can assume Russell Wilson is not 100 percent. Sure, he said his errors against Green Bay were more mental than physical but I am not sure I believe this. Wilson was inaccurate in ways we don’t normally see. That can’t be the case this week.
And Wilson isn’t even listed on the final injury report for week 11. But safety Jamal Adams (groin) and cornerback D.J. Reed (groin/knee) are. Both are listed as questionable (and game-time decisions) along with Jamarco Jones( back), Kerry Hyder, Jr. (calf) and Cody Barton (quadriceps). Seattle has a chance of winning without Jones, Barton and Hyder, but I am not sure they do without either Adams or Reed.
Seahawks facing injury concerns in week 11 versus Cardinals
Adams may have had his best game as a Seahawk in week 10 with 11 tackles and an interception. The pick was the first of Adams’ time with the Seahawks. And clearly, Adams has the ability to disrupt an opposing offense almost single-handedly. He needs to play Sunday.
Reed has been Seattle’s best and most consistent cornerback for nearly two seasons now. Pro Football Focus has him graded as the 33rd best corner in the NFL this year which is also best on the Seahawks.
The Cardinals have some injury concerns of their own, though. They have four players who are listed as Out. Receiver DeAndre Hopkins has missed several games now with a hamstring injury. Guard Justin Pugh (who PFF has graded as the 22nd best guard in the league in 2021) will miss with a calf injury. Linebacker Tanner Vallejo and running back Jonathan Ward also won’t play but they don’t play as important roles as Hopkins or Pugh.
Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray will be a game-time decision with an ankle injury (though I have a feeling he will play even though I have no insight whatsoever). Safety Budda Baker is also listed as questionable but Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has said he will play.