Tyler Lockett, David Moore headlined eight Seahawks players battling flu heading into MNF
Fans watching the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings could see how wide receivers Tyler Lockett and David Moore aren’t performing like usual. The reason for this is that the two of them and six other players have just recovered from the flu that has swept and affected many in the Seattle metropolitan area.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was one of the first reporters to reveal the situation in the Seattle locker room.
Roughly eight Seahawks were battling the flu the past week leading up to tonight’s game against Minnesota, including WRs Tyler Lockett and David Moore, per sources. None of the Seahawks with the flu were listed on the injury report, so Seattle expects them all to play tonight.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2019
The fact that eight Seahawks have just recovered from the flu is not giving the Seahawks a good look. Both Lockett and Moore played poorly during the first half of their tight contest with the Minnesota Vikings. Lockett has been targeted twice but hasn’t connected with Russell Wilson at all. Meanwhile, Moore has caught one pass for a mere five-yard gain.
However, it isn’t like the flu was an unexpected occurrence. Washington is currently swept with the flu virus as many people in the state find themselves contracting the flu. According to a KIRO article by Deedee Sun, it’s going to be a rough season for the state as doctors expect it to be a hectic flu season.
The Seahawks especially have to be more careful with how they handle their sick players. The last few games of the season will determine whether they get seeded or will have to duke it out via the wild card rounds. They are currently holding the top NFC wild card spot, but they could easily slip out with just a couple of losses. If any of their key players get sick, their playoff hopes get jeopardized.