Seattle’s Week 11 loss to the Rams – its second loss to Los Angeles this season – could impact the Seahawks’ playoff chances. But Seattle’s most pressing concern is the health of its starting quarterback.

Geno Smith missed Sunday Lost 17-16 to the Rams on Aaron Donald’s big hit in the third quarter. His replacement, Drew Lock, went 2-for-6 passing for three yards and an interception, leading to a Rams TD in a game in which Seattle once led 16-7.

After two poor rides led by Lock, Smith returned for one last ride to Seattle. He started by connecting with Tyler Lockett for a 13-yard gain and later hit DK Metcalf 21 yards to get within field goal range. But Jason Myers, who made three field goals in the game, missed a 55-yard field goal with seconds left and the Seahawks fell to 6-4.

Seattle has brutal upcoming schedule — against NFC teams from San Francisco (7-3), Dallas (7-3), San Francisco and Philadelphia (8-1) — and he can’t afford for his starting QB to miss time.

On Monday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll offered encouraging news about Smith.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here