The Seattle Seahawks are about to miss the playoffs for the second time in 10 years. With a matchup with the Houston Texans on deck, they have a good opportunity to secure consecutive victories for the first time this season.
Wide receiver DK Metcalf may not be available to play, though. He has missed practice for the second straight day as he fights off an illness and deals with a foot injury, according to NFL.com’s latest injury update.
Beating up on the Texans’ tissue-paper defense would be much easier with Metcalf, who leads Seattle in receiving touchdowns and is second in receptions and receiving yards behind Tyler Lockett. Metcalf’s size and speed make him a strong downfield target for Russell Wilson.
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Seattle has been plagued with injuries at several offensive postions this season, namely at quarterback and running back. The wide receiver position has been steady with Metcalf and Lockett playing all 12 of the Seahawks games this season. They have accounted for 58 percent of the team’s receiving yards.
With rumors swirling around Wilson being traded, this may be the last chance for Seattle to break back into the Super Bowl. Their odds of doing that, though, are about as low as the odds for Marshawn Lynch getting the ball at the goal line in the big game.
If the Seahawks lose in Houston on Sunday afternoon, they will clinch their first losing season since 2011. As it stands, the Seahawks are in last place in the NFC West.