I think what the NFL did was look at the current playoff picture and thought, “We need to give the Rams the benefit of the doubt here. They will make the playoffs and are playing for seeding. Seattle? Nah. They aren’t making the playoffs. Let’s postpone this game for the sake of the Rams!”
And yes, Los Angeles is getting healthier and getting players back and the Seahawks are missing more players and will be without three starters and other key backups due to COVID protocol. At one point on Saturday, the Rams had 29 people on the list and Seattle had 2. Now Seattle will officially be without Lockett (their most consistent receiver) along with starters Brandon Shell and D.J. Reed.
Seattle Seahawks without several key players in Week 15
Defensive lineman Kerry Hyder, Jr. will miss the game as well. So will defensive tackle Bryan Mone and running backs Alex Collins and Travis Homer. In fact, Seattle literally only has two inactive for the game as everyone else who will miss the game is on the COVID list.
The NFL should have canceled the game as was their agreement with the NFL Players Association this offseason, but the NFL has to make their money so they decided greed was better than the health of the players.
Seattle has zero injured players missing the game. Everyone out for Tuesday’s game is due to COVID issues. The Rams will be missing just three starters, however. They are right tackle Rob Havenstein, tight end Tyler Higbee and safety Jordan Fuller.
So, congratulations, NFL! You got your way. You punished one team and awarded another. The Seahawks should have never been faced with the rescheduling of the game. Now they are a diminished team facing a very good team.