On Sunday, all eyes will be on Pete Carroll’s big, bad Seattle Seahawks secondary and Jim Schwartz’s talented and sometimes brutal Detroit Lions defensive line.
Russell Wilson threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to rally the Hawks from a 23-10 deficit and elevate them to 4-2 as they head into an NFC West duel with the 49ers (4-2) in San Francisco on Thursday.
With right guard John Moffitt doubtful because of a knee injury and 2011 first-round pick James Carpenter expected to play for the first time this season, it looks like the Seahawks will roll out their fourth line combination in four games.
A hamstring injury shut Baldwin down for most of the preseason, and he caught just three passes for 13 yards in the first two games. Now, a shoulder injury has him questionable for the Monday night game against Green Bay. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Saturday that Baldwin banged the shoulder Thursday and will be a game-time decision.
It’s only the second week, and player fragility seems poised to stall any offensive progress and possibly derail the Seattle Seahawks’ season.
The Seahawks looked pretty much like the same team we saw last year, which does not bode well. They hurt themselves with penalties (13 for 90 yards) and turnovers (two) and did not get good enough play at quarterback (62.5 rating). Oh, yeah, and Seattle left tackle Russell Okung got hurt again.
Lynch practiced for a second straight day on Friday, but coach Pete Carroll said the running back would be a game-time decision. The rest of the team is looking to fill in holes, but the offensive line is being looked to as an anchor.
Due to a three-headed quarterback battle early in camp, injuries to receivers throughout and some late roster shuffling, the air game figures to be a little flat to start the season.