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What the Seahawks have overcome to be in the position they’re in

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some things that the Seattle Seahawks have had to deal with this season, mainly pertaining to injuries.

  • Thomas Rawls has missed all but 1.5 games, basically. Rawls was the leading running back in the NFL in DYAR and yards per carry last season. Seattle is 30th in rushing yards and Y/C.
  • Third round pick C.J. Prosise missed half the season.
  • Third round pick Nick Vannett missed half the season and has two targets.
  • Third round pick Rees Odhiambo is a non-factor.
  • First round pick Germain Ifedi missed the first three games.
  • Second round pick Jarran Reed missed one game.
  • Fifth round pick Quentin Jefferson played three games and went on IR. Rookie pickup Garrison Smith did the same.
  • Jimmy Graham was a non-factor in game one as he was being eased back into the offense. He played a little more in Week 2 before finally being unleashed in Week 3.
  • Tyler Lockett was a non-factor on offense for more than half the season so far because of injuries.
  • Luke Willson has missed three games.
  • Russell Wilson has suffered a sprained MCL, high ankle sprain, and pec injury. The MCL and ankle injuries could have easily kept players out for weeks. He didn’t miss a start but was replaced by Trevone Boykin for a short while in one game and has been hobbled for the vast majority of the season.
  • Micheal Bennett has missed two games.
  • Kam Chancellor has missed four games.
  • Frank Clark has missed one game.
  • Mike Morgan has missed four games.
  • Kevin Pierre-Louis has missed two games.
  • DeAndre Elliott — who was a good special teams player and honestly, might deserve some chances at slot corner -- has missed three games.
  • Bradley Sowell has missed two games and the left tackle is a rookie undrafted free agent who was a basketball player from like 2007 to 2014 with no football experience in that time.
  • The center is a first-year center.
  • The Seahawks are 5-2-1 and in line for the two seed in the NFC. They are a missed chip shot field goal, a throw to the end zone that was about a yard too far, and a fumble on a game-winning drive attempt away from being 8-0. Everything is fine.