Richard Sherman Tore His Achilles
The Seattle Seahawks can not catch a break when it comes to injuries. I mean look at their injury report. The Legion of Boom took another blow during the team’s 22-16 over the Arizona Cardinals as the cornerstone of the LOB Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles tendon during a play in the third quarter. Sherman limped off the field after the medical staff came to his side, from there we saw Richard Sherman lip the following words…
“Tore my Achillies.”
Sherman has been ruled out for the rest of the year. He could return by the beginning of OTAs.
The Seahawks’ plethora of injuries racked up over the course of the year, is going to catch up with them as the season ends. Currently, the Seahawks (6-3, 2nd NFC West) are in position to snag one of the Wild Card spots in the playoff picture. For them to win the NFC West, ALL OF the pressure is now going to be put on Russell Wilson, who basically is a wizard when it comes to clutch plays.
Wilson’s lack of an O-Line, a questionable run game, and receivers made of glass (in Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett), Wilson’s healthiest target is Jimmy Graham who hasn’t been the same since the trade in 2015. The Seahawks’ days are dominance are numbered at this point out. Even if the trades the team made would not help them.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 10, 2017
What it means for the NFC?
With the loss of Sherman, and all of the other Seahawks that are out for a significant time, the playoff race just got more interesting. Yes, the Eagles are the top team in the conference right now; no, all of these injuries are not going to ease their path to a visit to Minneapolis in February. The Eagles have a visit with Seattle… again on December 3rd. A win for the Eagles can solidify the Eagles potential for the next few seasons.
The Rams, yes the Rams, can have the division locked up by December 17th in Seattle. Head coach Sean McVay cracked the code for quarterback Jared Goff and now the Rams are the team to look out for in the NFC.
The rest of the conference and the league will witness a changing of the guard come playoff time if Seattle is too banged up to make the playoffs. The Seahawks, the Legion of Boom, “Danger” Russ Wilson, the 12th Man affecting the pace of games, will soon fade to black.