The Seahawks play the Lions in Week 4 and Seattle may have caught a break in that they seem fairly healthy but Detroit is in a mess of hurt.
In the first few games for Seattle, it seems they have been the more injured team going into the game. Seattle has especially had issues putting healthy players whose role is in the secondary on the field.
Seattle does still have some of that concern going into Week 4 as well but not as grave. Plus, to be real, the players stepping in for Jamal Adams (Adams was lost for the season when he was injured in Week 1) simply need to play better. The issue has mostly been Josh Jones, though, and Ryan Neal needs a chance to play more.
Seahawks are healthier than the Lions entering Week 4
But no player for the Seahawks has been ruled out at this point. Slot corner Justin Coleman has missed a bunch of time already in 2022 and probably won’t play. Safety Joey Blount has missed time as well and probably won’t play either. At least, that’s my guess.
Seattle, for whatever reason at the moment, seems to trust Jones even though he hasn’t really played well. Blount probably wouldn’t be either so there’s that. Again, I am just guessing. But I am still surprised the Seahawks haven’t made a play for a free agent like Landon Collins.
The Lions, though, won’t have their starting running back, D’Andre Swift (ankle and shoulder) and top wide receiver, Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle). Detroit will also be without kicker Austin Seibert (groin), guard Jonah Jackson (finger; Jackson made the Pro Bowl last year) and defensive lineman John Cominsky (wrist). That is, um, a lot of players to miss.
Receivers DJ Clark and Josh Reynolds, both dealing with ankle injuries, are questionable.
Basically, the Seahawks must win in Week 4 simply because the Lions are missing many of their better players. Should Seattle lose, they shouldn’t be expected to win another game this season.
Detroit plays in a domed stadium, Ford Field. If the weather somehow affects the game itself something has gone very wrong somewhere.