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Is Geno Smith playing in Week 15?

Geno Smith missed Week 14 after injuring his groin. He had a bit of mobility, but Seattle wanted to hold him out for fear Smith would injure himself even more by having to make quick movements in avoiding the 49ers vaunted pass rush. Instead, Drew Lock played in place of Smith and didn't do awfully.

Because Lock threw 2 touchdown passes and made some excellent throws against the 49ers (though he was picked off twice and could have been intercepted a couple of more times), Seattle might decide to sit Smith against the Eagles as well. The Seahawks do not begin practicing for the Monday game until Thursday, so we should know more about the status of Smith by Friday, but the kind of injury Smith has is normally a two-week problem.

Head coach Pete Carroll also has not given a real indication as to whether he thinks Smith will play in Week 15 either. He said on his Monday morning show on Seattle Sports 710 AM that Smith might be back to play against the Eagles. But he has also said this week that Seattle has faith in Drew Lock should Lock need to start once again.

The biggest concern about Lock would be how consist he can be. Can he play near the level he did against the 49ers, who have a better defense than the Eagles? If he does start and isn't sharp, Seattle will get blown out on their way to losing their fifth straight game.

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