Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith “has a great chance to be back” and will play against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, coach Pete Carroll said Monday after Smith suffered a tricep injury on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know: Here’s what you need to know:
Smith is dealing with a right triceps strain suffered in Seattle’s 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He left first after a hard hit by Rams defensive end Aaron Donald in the third quarter. Down 17-16 in the fourth, Smith returned and led the Seahawks to the Rams’ 37-yard line. He finished the game 22-of-34 passing for 233 yards and one touchdown. Seattle kicker Jason Myers missed the game-winning 55-yard field goal, dropping the Seahawks’ record to 6-4. The Seahawks lost their first running back in the first quarter due to an injury to running back Kenneth Walker III. Carroll said his status as of Thursday was also undecided. Seahawks safety Jamal Adams’ status Thursday remains uncertain after missing Sunday’s game with a knee injury.
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Why Seattle lost the game
There are many reasons why the Seahawks lost this game, chief among them being the size of the penalty committee. Overall, the Seahawks were held to 12 penalties for a total of 130 yards. On the Rams’ go-ahead field goal drive, cornerback Rick Wallen was caught with illegal hands on a fourth-and-15 play, giving the ball back to Seattle’s offense late in the fourth. quarter
Seven days earlier, Seattle celebrated when Myers hit the game-winning field goal to beat the Commanders. On Sunday, Seattle saw Myers’ game-winning shot from 55 yards short and to the right. He hit kicks of 54, 43 and 52 yards before that final boot. It was Myers’ first miss since Week 4, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. – Michael Shawn-Duggar, Seahawks staff writer
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