2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3-7, 4th in NFC West

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The Seahawks announced four roster move Saturday: CB Tre Brown and OL Jamarco Jones were placed on Injured Reserve; CB Nigel Warrior was activated from IR; G Phil Haynes was signed off their practice squad. Brown had season-ending knee surgery this week and Jones is dealing with a back injury. Warrior has yet to play for Seattle since he was claimed before the start of the season. Haynes is a reinforcement with Jones on IR and starting LG Damien Lewis (elbow) ruled out for Monday.

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The Seahawks ruled out RBs Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer, LG Damien Lewis and OL Jamarco Jones for Monday night. CB D.J. Reed is "fine," per Pete Carroll, and will return after missing last week. Carroll said Alex Collins will again start and that elevating UDFA Josh Johnson for backfield depth behind Collins and DeeJay Dallas is a possibility. Carroll said Penny and Jones may go on IR. Penny, the oft-injured 2018 first-rounder, hurt his hamstring one play into his first career start last week.

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Another potential issue for the Seahawks heading into Monday's game at Washington: Their backfield is banged up. Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer were non-participants Friday. Alex Collins, who's been the No. 1 option with Chris Carson on IR, was again limited with an abdominal injury. He's been a regular on the injury report due to his groin. Damien Lewis was again a non-participant Friday while D.J. Reed and Jordyn Brooks were again limited.

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The Seahawks have scored a combined 13 points in their consecutive losses. The fix? As usual, Russell Wilson looked forward. "I think what our offense needs to to is forget about the past, stay focused on the present." At 3-7, Seattle has already matched its most losses in any season under Wilson. On potentially needing to win out to make the playoffs, Wilson said: "You're kind of in an early playoffs. It's kind of like you're in March Madness but you're in late-November/December."

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The Seahawks didn't practice Thursday but are required to release an estimation of who would have done what had they practiced. Rashaad Penny, Damien Lewis and Benson Mayowa were among those listed as non-participants for injury reasons. The Seahawks didn't have to release report for Wednesday, but Penny wasn't seen during the open portion. So all signs point to Alex Collins remaining the No. 1 option at running back Monday night at Washington.

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Pete Carroll said CB D.J. Reed (knee) was practicing Wednesday but declined to give any other injury updates, noting that the Seahawks don't have to give an injury report until Thursday with a Monday game. Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer weren't seen stretching and warming up with the rest of the RBs during the open portion of practice, nor was Jordyn Brooks with the LBs. Carroll said postgame that Brooks was bothered by a hip issue. RT Brandon Shell (shoulder) was with the O-line.

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Pete Carroll began his Wednesday press conference by saying he's grateful to be playing on Monday night this week, as it allows the Seahawks to take Thanksgiving off with minimal disruption to their schedule. He's less thankful to be facing Washington (4-6) now that they're hot, coming off two straight wins. He called Taylor Heinicke a true "double-threat" QB, saying his rushing ability is evident on scrambles and read-option runs. "We're up against a good club," he said.

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Bobby Wagner, talking about what he expect from Washington's offense, said: "I'm pretty sure they're going to have a bunch of screens, for sure." Here's why that's a safe bet: J.D. McKissic is fourth among running backs this season in receiving yards (371) and seventh in receptions (38). Seattle has allowed the most receiving yards (726) to RBs of any team. Per ESPN Stats & Info, no team since at least 2000 has finished a season having allowed more than Seattle's current per-game average of 72.6

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The Seahawks announced that their Week 13 home game against the 49ers has been flexed out of prime time. It was going to be the Sunday night game on NBC but will now kick off at 1:25 PT on CBS. Broncos-Chiefs is now the SNF game. The Seahawks play at Washington on Monday night and won't have any more prime-time games after that, barring another flex situation.

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Surgery could end Seahawks CB Brown's season

On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said early indications are that rookie Tre Brown, Seattle's starting left cornerback, needs season-ending surgery on the patellar tendon injury he suffered Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

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Bless Austin hadn't played a single snap on defense this season before playing 63 of 83 Sunday. The Seahawks were already down one starting corner in D.J. Reed then lost Tre Brown in the second quarter, pressing Austin — a former starter with the Jets — into action opposite Sidney. Arizona's passing game was mostly underneath throws over the middle, so Austin didn't get tested much. Pete Carroll's comments have suggested that Brown's patellar injury is serious.

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Rashaad Penny made his first career start Sunday and gained 18 yards on the first play, but he hurt his hamstring and only played seven more snaps. The Seahawks wanted to go with a backfield committee and still did with DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins (who's been their primary back since Chris Carson went down) each playing 18 of 49 snaps. Travis Homer played five snaps. Pete Carroll didn't have an update postgame on Penny's injury. Dee Eskridge played 11 snaps after five in his return last week.

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The Seahawks were supposed to have a better underneath passing game with new OC Shane Waldron. Arizona showed them what that looks like. Per NFL Next Gen Stats, Colt McCoy was 25 of 32 for 201 yards and two TDs on throws within 2.5 seconds of the snap. He was 26 of 34 for 164 yards and two TDs on throws of 5 air yards or shorter. Russell Wilson on throws within 2.5 seconds: 8 of 14 for 67 yards. On throws of 5 air yards or shorter: 8 of 13 for 58 yards. Wilson attempted 26 passes in all Sunday.

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Frustrated Carroll leaves presser, later returns

Pete Carroll left his news conference, then later returned -- an odd scene on a disappointing day for a Seahawks team that lost to the Cards 23-13. "I'm struggling to do a good job of coaching when you're getting your butt kicked week in and week out."

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Rashaad Penny got his first career start and gained 18 yards on the opening play but suffered another injury on that run, this one to his hamstring. He got one more carry. Pete Carroll didn't know how bad it is. Meanwhile, L.J. Collier was a healthy scratch for the seventh time in 10 games. Not getting enough (anything) out of their '18 and '19 late-first-rounders is one of many, many reasons the Seahawks are where they are. And they don't have a first in '22 due to the Jamal Adams trade.

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An incredulous Pete Carroll said he had "no doubt" in his mind that Sidney Jones caught the ball and that he doesn't know "how in the world" his interception was overturned. Jones returned it to Arizona's 11 before it was changed to an incomplete pass upon review. Seattle took over on its 22 after a punt. "That's a 60-plus-hard swing in that moment right there. It was a great play, and I think you had to try really hard to want to turn that over because it was called (an INT) on the field."

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Pete Carroll didn't have an update as to the severity of rookie CB Tre Brown's knee injury, but it doesn't sound good. Carroll said it's to his patellar and noted "those are pretty rough." RB Rashaad Penny hurt his hamstring on the opening play. Carroll didn't know how bad it is. LB Jordyn Brooks may have hurt his hip Sunday and RT Brandon Shell played with a sore shoulder, per Carroll. He said the knee injury that kept CB D.J. Reed out is a "little bit of a strain" that he couldn't get past.

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The Cardinals lead Seattle 13-6 at halftime. Colt McCoy didn't really beat the Seahawks last year so much as the Giants beat them with their run game and defense. Well, McCoy (19-23, 177 yards, two TDs) is definitely beating Seattle today and is doing so without DeAndre Hopkins. Russell Wilson and Co. have been just as bad today as they were then. It's been an awful start to a game the Seahawks pretty much have to win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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The Seahawks' inactives against Arizona: CB D.J. Reed, QB Jacob Eason, C Dakoda Shepley, OL Jamarco Jones, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DL L.J. Collier. Reed was listed as questionable (groin/knee) after he was hurt in practice this past week.

Team Stats

Passing Yards200.226th
Rushing Yards98.423rd
Points For19.425th
Points Against20.97th