The Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings will play a Week 3 game Sunday afternoon that would seem to carry outsized playoff implications for a September game. The Seahawks enter the game just 1-1 after dropping a Week 2 heartbreaker to the Tennessee Titans, a game which saw the team lose at home for the first time in franchise history after holding a fifteen point second half lead. On the opposite sideline, the Vikings come into the matchup looking for their first win of the season, and history says the outlook for teams that begin the year 0-3 is not great, so they could be highly motivated.
In any case, when the two teams take the field, the Seahawks will be without several of their recent top draft picks, with three of the four top picks who are on the roster on the inactive list.
LJ Collier again a healthy scratch for Seahawks. Second time in three games. Seattle's other inactive players are Dee Eskridge, Benson Mayowa, Jake Luton, Rashaad Penny, Brandon Shell and Marquise Blair. Blair was listed on injury report this week with a knee injury.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 26, 2021
So, the inactives are:
- QB Jake Luton
- RB Rashaad Penny
- WR Dee Eskridge
- RT Brandon Shell
- DE Benson Mayowa
- DE L.J. Collier
- SS Marquise Blair
So, not only are both of the top two selections for the Seahawks from the 2019 draft in Collier and Blair both inactive, Seattle will take the field without three of its top selections in the last four drafts.