The Seattle Seahawks will take the field Sunday afternoon against the division rival San Francisco 49ers looking for a huge upset and hoping to keep their postseason hopes alive. After a 5-2 start to the season, a 1-4 record during November dropped the Hawks from their perch all alone atop the NFC West and into third place in the division, while also dropping them to ninth in the NFC and on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs.
With all that said, a must-win game against one of the best teams in the conference became even more of an uphill battle when starting quarterback Geno Smith, already battling an ugly triceps bruise, suffered a groin injury in practice Thursday. Smith sat out practice on Friday, and while hoping to push through whether or not he would play against the Niners would come down to a game-time decision based on how he was able to handle warmups, and that decision has now been made.
Sources: Drew Lock will start for the #Seahawks. Geno Smith was limited in practice with a groin injury, and he won’t be able to go.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2023
Lock is set to make his first start since 2021. pic.twitter.com/jMmeQHyo91
And the inactives announcement.
So, the full list of inactives is:
- QB Geno Smith
- WR Dee Eskridge
- OL McClendon Curtis
- OL Raiqwon O’Neal
- LB Frank Clark
- LB Patrick O’Connell
- CB Tre Brown