The Seattle Seahawks are coming off of a bye week and should be relatively healthy and are. Seattle lost key players Rashaad Penny and Jamal Adams early in the season but have mostly avoided other key injuries. This is likely a big part of Seattle being 6-4 with a real chance of making the postseason.
Seattle’s Week 12 opponent, the Las Vegas Raiders, is dealing with quite a bit more. They don’t have players listed as out but many important players are listed as questionable. All their questionable players did participate in practice on Friday but in a limited fashion.
The Raiders’ playoff hopes are basically non-existent while the Seahawks could go on a little run before they face the 49ers in Week 15. San Francisco is also 6-4 but has the tie-break lead over Seattle for the NFC West lead through Week 11. Seattle needs to beat the 3-7 Raiders and injuries going into the game shouldn’t be an excuse.
Seahawks and Raiders injury reports for Week 12
Seattle receiver Dee Eskridge has a broken hand and won’t only miss Week 12 but maybe even the rest of the season. So far in his two-year career, Eskridge has been a second-round bust from the 2021 NFL draft. He has a total of 17 receptions and has averaged just 7.2 yards a reception. Maybe he is just a bad fit for the Seahawks’ offense. Eskridge missed 7 games in 2021 so staying healthy hasn’t been a strength of his either. Eskridge is the only Seahawk listed on the injury report.
The Raiders have game-time decisions to make on running back Josh Jacobs (calf), offensive tackle Kolton Miller (shoulder/abdomen), defensive tackle Kendal Vickers (back), and linebacker Luke Masterson (ribs). Jacobs is third in the league in rushing with 930 yards and second in yards per game (93.0). Not having Jacobs would severely weaken the Raiders’ offense.
As long as the Seahawks avoid game-changing injuries, like Geno Smith, for instance, Seattle has a good shot at winning. The Raiders have a not-great defense and are especially bad against the pass. Maybe this is the week that DK Metcalf finally has a huge game with multiple touchdowns.