Seahawks News: Geno Smith, Drew Lock, Tee Higgins and MNF picks

Seattle takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15 on Monday Night Football.

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The Seattle Seahawks season isn't truly on the line on Monday, but a win could go a long way toward putting the team firmly back in the playoff chase. To get that victory, however, they have to beat a 10-3 Philadelphia Eagles team. The positives for Seattle are that Philly has to fly across the country to play and therefore, obviously, Seattle gets to host the game at Lumen Field.

Seattle hasn't ruled any players as either Out or Doubtful for Week 15, though several key players are listed as Questionable. That includes safety Jamal Adams (knee) who did not practice all week leading up to the game. He has played so poorly in coverage recently that not having him available could be a good thing for the Seahawks.

A bigger concern is that rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon (hip) might miss Week 15 as well. He had to leave Week 14 early and while Seattle likely is not beating the San Francisco 49ers with him, the defense definitely struggled even more once Witherspoon left. Witherspoon would at least give Seattle a bunch of versatility against a, well...versatile Eagles offense.

Drew Lock could step in again as QB1 for the Seahawks in Week 15

When Geno Smith hurt his groin in the days leading up to Week 14, it was reported by many to be a two-week injury. Week 15 is week two, so that might imply Smith will be out against the Eagles as well. He was not a full participant in any of the Seahawks' three practices ahead of Monday Night Football but was listed as limited in all of them.

The good side of this is that Drew Lock would have gotten a lot more QB1 snaps in practice, something he didn't get a lot of before the 49ers game. That was his first start since 2021 and he wasn't terrible, but he wasn't great either. If Lock has to start at quarterback for the Seahawks again this week, at least he will be better prepared.

Lock also has a strong arm and can make any throw on the field. The Eagles have allowed the seventh-most explosive pass plays in the league since Week 6, so if Lock can connect on deep passes to DK Metcalf, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Tyler Lockett, Seattle could get just enough points to pull off a surprising victory. The same could happen with Geno Smith, too, but just as long as the Seahawks win that is a good thing.