The Seattle Seahawks might be really thin at running back in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers but overall the team is healthy. In fact, heading into Sunday, Seattle is by far the healthier of the two teams.
For Seattle, no player is officially listed as Out. Even running back Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is somehow listed as Questionable. Penny was a full participant in practice on Friday. (Let’s be real. Even if Penny does play, he will probably get hurt after playing a snap or two.)
Backs Travis Homer (calf) and Alex Collins (abdomen) are also Questionable. This means three of Seattle’s now-five running backs are iffy to play. DeeJay Dallas could see a bigger workload this week. But the Seahawks signed veteran Adrian Peterson last week and Peterson should play against the 49ers.
Seattle Seahawks injuries for Week 13
Seattle might be without left guard Damien Lewis again this week as he is listed as Doubtful with an elbow issue. Lewis missed last week against the Cardinals and his presence was missed. Seattle should have Jamarco Jones back, though, and Jones is a much better backup to Lewis than Kyler Fuller is. Fuller played against Arizona and was atrocious.
Seattle is 3-8 and while not officially out of the playoffs needs a win as much for the state of the franchise as they do to try to get to the postseason. There have been reports this week that Seahawks owner Jody Allen is unhappy with the direction the team is going and might choose between coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson this offseason. One might have to leave.
The 49ers are far worse off than Seattle when it comes to injuries, however. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw, receiver Deebo Samuel, running back Trey Sermon and defensive lineman Maurice Hurst were all ruled Out on Friday. Linebacker Marcell Harris was ruled out on Saturday. If Seattle can’t win this week against a 49ers team so banged up, then why should we expect them to win another game this season?