The Seattle Seahawks have fallen on tough times in the second half of the 2022 season. After being one of the biggest surprises in the first half, starting the season 6-3, the losses have begun piling up. Seattle has lost five out of their last six games, dropping their record to 7-8 on the season.
Despite that, they still have a chance at making the playoffs in the NFC. They have to win their last two remaining games and will need some help from other teams, as they need the Washington Commanders to lose at least one of their last two games.
Seattle certainly is in a good spot in that regard as they will be at home the final two weeks of the season, hosting the New York Jets in Week 17 and Los Angeles Rams in the season finale. A big reason that the Seahawks have struggled the last few weeks is their offensive production has dropped off, but they are in line to receive a big boost this weekend against the Jets.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, there is a chance that wide receiver Tyler Lockett is back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon. Lockett has made great progress after undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his hand.
“If you had watched the walk-through, you wouldn’t even know that anything was going on,” Carroll said. “He just went through it and did everything in walk-through. We’ll be careful with him in practice and make sure that we find out what his limits are, but he looked great throwing and catching and all that stuff, so we’ll see. We’re going to go one day at a time and we’re not going to let him work hard today at practice. … We don’t need to. But the walk-through was excellent, so a really good first sign.”
Lockett was injured on the final drive against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15. The mini-bye certainly helped, giving Lockett a few extra days to rest up, but he missed his first game in six seasons as he missed last week’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Before going down with his injury, Lockett was Seattle’s leading receiver with 964 yards. He hauled in 78 passes and a team-high eight touchdowns as well. Getting him back in the lineup would be a huge boost for a team that struggled mightily to move the chains last week as the Seahawks went 2-for-14 on third down.