Lynch still banged up, but with only two of the eight players listed as out this week (Lynch is not one of them), things don’t look bad for Seattle.
The Seattle Seahawks are dealing with several injuries along their defensive line ahead of the final preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Leon Washington were all deserving choices, while Richard Sherman and Chris Clemons were left out.
Among the other Seattle players having great seasons are punter Jon Ryan, safety Kam Chancellor and center Max Unger. Richard Sherman and Brandon Mebane are not getting the same recognition despite their own stellar seasons.
After shutting down Cam Newton and the explosive Carolina Panthers, holding them to 190 yards and three points, Seattle now ranks No. 1 in the league in yards allowed and No. 2 in scoring defense.
Quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks offense continue to play very inconsistently, but they managed to get the winning touchdown late in the third quarter after Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner stole the ball from Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams at the Carolina 29-yard line.
Mebane, who has been a major force for Seattle’s second-ranked defense, missed practice Thursday with a calf injury, but he practiced Friday and is probable for the game vs. the Panthers.
Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane is making a name for himself on a Seattle Seahawks defense that’s already loaded with stars.
Jeff Fisher and his Rams staff out-coached Pete Carroll’s crew, the Rams’ special teams dominated the game and Seattle’s rookie-led passing attack once again came up short as St. Louis held on for a 19-13 win.
Golden Tate’s last-play touchdown on Russell Wilson’s 24-yard pass, which Tate was ruled to co-possess with Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings, gave the Seahawks a 14-12 victory Monday night, and the Packers and pundits went crazy over the controversial ruling.