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.