The Seattle Seahawks take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6 at Cincinnati's Paycor Stadium in weather that will be very Seattle-like. Cloudy with a bit of drizzle and a slight breeze with temperatures in the upper 50s? Seattle players should feel right at home.
And I don't even mean that as a joke. Seattle knows how to play is damp conditions so wat the team faces in Week 6 shouldn't be an issue. What might be an issue, however, is that Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow seems to be getting a bit healthier. He's dealt with a calf strain since training camp and he is finally moving around a bit better.
Seattle also might be a bit thin at cornerback again. The main guys are playing, so that's good. But what if they get injured (again)? Seattle's depth could be challenged against a Bengals team with excellent receivers. Here is some other news to get you ready for Cincy versus Seattle.
Seattle Seahawks are getting some key players back and still missing a couple
The Week 5 bye week did help Seattle a little in having key injured players get healthy enough to play in Week 6. Of course, there is a long season ahead of the Seahawks now as they will play 13 straight weeks of games. Let's hope Seattle's health holds up better in the middle and late in the season than it has in the early part of the year.
Only two Seattle players have been ruled out for the game and both play the same position, which isn't overly good. Artie Burns (hamstring) and Coby Bryant (toe) won't play on Sunday. Both are backups, but as any roster has only 46 players who can dress for a game (plus the random QB3 who can only enter a game if QB1 and QB2 get hurt) there is a thin line between the players able to go, and injuries within the game thinning the group quickly.
Left guard Damien Lewis is doubtful against the Bengals. The issue is he has no real replacement. Seattle could slide Phil Haynes (healthy enough himself to get back to playing this week) to left guard and have rookie Anthony Bradford play right guard. Or veteran Jason Peters could play guard, though he is more used to playing tackle.
Also, QB2 Drew Lock missed Thursdays practice and was limited in Friday's practice with an ankle injury he suffered in Wednesday's practice. Part of what potentially makes Lock good is his ability to move around in the pocket and roll out and throw. If he can't do that, that's not good.