The Seattle Seahawks are about as healthy as a team could hope to be entering Week 9. Sure, they have been without - and will continue to be without - right tackle Abraham Lucas, but otherwise just having four players listed as questionable facing the Baltimore Ravens is about the best a team can ask.
Seattle has struggled all year with health along its offensive line. Only Evan Brown has consistently been able to play. Rookie right guard Anthony Bradford looks like the future of the position, but he isn't quite there yet. Plus, he needs to be counted on to show up every game, as does Phil Haynes who is hurt quite a bit. Haynes is likely gone next offseason after he signed a one-year deal during this past offseason. He just cannot be expected to play every week and has been oft-injured his entire career.
The other two questionables for Seattle entering Week 9 were rookie running back Kenny McIntosh and nose guard Austin Faoliu. Neither McIntosh nor Faoliu have played this season, would be far down the depth chart, so anything they can offer when they do play is simply a plus. On Saturday, Seattle elevated offensive lineman Jason Peters to the active roster meaning McIntosh won't be made active for Week 9 anyway.
Seattle Seahawks inactives for Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens
Otherwise, the Seahawks should have no excuses for losing to the Ravens because of injuries before the game. Let's just hope no injuries occur during the game that potentially affects the outcome in Week 9 and beyond. That doesn't mean Seattle should win, though.
Baltimore has a few things going their way. One is that they are at home, of course. Though the Seahawks are a crazy 16-3 in their last 19 10 am PT kickoff starts, that never means they should be expected to win in early starts against a team of equal or better talent. The Ravens are first in the NFL in sacks and lead the league in quarterback rating allowed.
Seahawks inactives Week 9
- Linebacker Devin Bush
- Cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly
- Offensive lineman McClendon Curtis
- Offensive tackle Raiqwon O'Neal
- Defensive lineman Myles Adams
- Right guard Anthony Bradford
- Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin
- OT Morgan Moses
- Safety Marcus Williams
- Cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis
- Guard Sala Aumavae-Laulu
- Quarterback Josh Johnson