The 10-3 Seattle Seahawks will take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon in Charlotte for the 47th consecutive season. It's the Seahawks final trip to the Eastern Time Zone to play a 10 am game this season, and they'll be playing yet another game on a grass surface.
While they started the season strong playing on natural surfaces, they've managed just 31 points combined in their last two games played on grass, with six of those coming via a Quandre Diggs pick six.
In any case, hopefully the idea that playing on grass is safer holds true, as injuries have started to wear on a roster that fans and the team alike hope will be healthy for a deep playoff run. It was known coming into the game that the team would be without multiple defensive starters due to injury, including Mychal Kendricks and Jadeveon Clowney, but that multiple players would be gameday decisions. How did those decisions turn out?
Seahawks inactives vs. the Panthers pic.twitter.com/6otUkDLja2— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) December 15, 2019
So, the inactives are:
- Jadeveon Clowney
- Michael Kendricks
- Shaquill Griffin
- Phil Haynes
- Ziggy Ansah
- Jordan Roos
- Luke Willson
Thus, for fans wanting to see John Ursua active, it appears that a long list of players who are unable to play due to injury may have been his best bet to be active all season long. However, it comes at the expense of three of the team's best defensive players being on the inactive list.