Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice tore his ACL in the second quarter of Seattle’s 14-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Monday night. As all of the players in the locker room will mourn the loss of Rice and his athletic ability, the Seahawks still have some offensive weapons in tact.
Russell Wilson’s playmaking ability and of course the Seahawks phenomenal run game pending the injury status of Marshawn Lynch.
Rice was the third leading receiver on the Seahawks with 231 yards, but was tied for 1st on the team with 3 receiving touchdowns. As much of a touchdown threat as Rice was, this opens up opportunities for younger receivers like Jermaine Kearse.
The timetable for the return of Percy Harvin is still undetermined, but the Seahawks have a soft schedule up until Week 14 when they travel to San Francisco.
Wilson thrives in the league as one of the best game managers spotting out defensive breakdowns, making correct play calls and scrambling for large chunks of yardage when the opportunity presents itself.
During the next three weeks, the Seattle Seahawks face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings that combine for a total of 3 wins on the season.