The Seattle Seahawks lost a boatload of playmakers over the offseason. Richard Sherman, Jimmy Graham, Cliff AVril, Michael Bennett, and Sheldon Richardson are just a few names that will no longer be playing with the Seahawks this year.
But despite all the losses, Seattle has kept their head above water. After a worrisome start to the season, the Seahawks are 3-3—comfortably second in the NFC West and in the thick of the Wild Card race in the NFC.
The Detroit Lions are hoping to slow them down, and pick up a big conference win—something they’ve been lacking outside of a win over the Packers. But the Seahawks have a handful of players that may get in their way.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Seahawks player is the most dangerous for the Detroit Lions?
My answer: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett
For as much as we worry about the Lions’ inability to stop the run, they’ve been arguably just as bad defending the pass. Their 107.1 passer rating allowed is third worst in the league, and they just have two interceptions on the year.
Lockett, on the other hand, is well on his way to a career year. He has already tallied five touchdowns and is averaging 60.0 receiving yards per game. Locket is the kind of speedy receiver that has given the Lions’ secondary fits, especially without Jamal Agnew.
The Seahawks may not center their offense around the pass, but Lockett is exactly the kind of big-play threat that could make the difference in what should be a fairly close game.