Luke Willson out, Marshawn Lynch questionable for Sunday

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The bad news is that the Seahawks won’t have tight end Luke Willson on Sunday. The good news is that the Seahawks will have running back Marshawn Lynch. Unless they don’t.

Willson has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Minnesota with a concussion. It will be the second straight game he misses, opening the door for Cooper Helfet and Chase Coffman to contribute from a depth chart that lost Jimmy Graham weeks ago.

Lynch, who has missed seven games after sports hernia surgery, officially is questionable for the game. That conflicts with the vibe created all week by the team regarding Lynch being both available to play, and to play at his normal capacity.

Seven Seahawks are probable, a designation which technically means there’s a virtual certainty that they will be able to play. Some would say there’s also a virtual certainty the Seahawks will win after a 38-7 blowout of the Vikings during the regular season. But the game will start 0-0. Where it goes from there depends on plenty of factors.

47 responses to “Luke Willson out, Marshawn Lynch questionable for Sunday

  1. Some would say there’s also a virtual certainty the Seahawks will win after a 38-7 blowout of the Vikings during the regular season.
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    Some would say? You said it! Many times!

  2. I don’t even know why they are playing the game with Seattle predicted to mop the floor with the Vikings. The purple don’t stand a chance. Just call off the game with the ugly weather forecast. Heck, cancel the NFC playoffs and just put the Hawks in SB 50.

  3. Wonder if the Hawks have been using the Lynch situation to throw the Vikes game plan off? Not that they necessarily need that advantage, but it has sounded like he was ready to go all week. Now he is a game time decision… I’m just a little confused as to what his initial status was to begin with.

  4. With a healthy offensive line I think we are going to see the 300 lb TE Alvin Bailey after starting at LT the last two games. Tukuafu might make an appearance at TE, I don’t know how well Cooper and Chase block.

    Lynch is going to play – Cable, Bevell and Carroll basically said he practiced with no limitations multiple times and looked great. I don’t think they were pulling a fast one on everybody.

    Too bad Willson is still dealing with this concussion.

  5. Seahawks fans are used to the “questionable” tag given to Marshawn Lynch. Before this season, he was perpetually listed as questionable, and he usually missed Wednesday’s practice. But he always shows up on game days and he always plays his heart out. If he wasn’t going to play, he’d be listed as “out”.

  6. I’m actually missing Willson more than Lynch with the way the offense has been rolling. I would have been completely happy going in with the same offense as last week. I am also a Hawks fan that is aware the Viks D was in shambles when we played them the first time and expect this to be a classic and a close game.

  7. The ped shehawks are a joke and their fan base started in 2012. Its gonna be fun when we remind them why the Vikings are the better and historically greater franchise. Remember percy? How did that work out? The second time we embarrassed u in a trade. How is jimmy graham working? Time to send the shehawks cryin home with their overrated qb once and for all. AP>lynch. SKOL

  8. vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 8, 2016 6:24 PM

    thepftpoet and in teddy we trust picture a Vikings 50-5 win
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    How dare you compare me to that Packer fan posing as a delusional Vikings fan? For the record, I’ve stated many times this week that I expect a close game but the Seahawks will likely win.

  9. Lynch practiced more this week than Adrian Peterson did. I think they both play. Seattle is just being cautious with Beast Mode. They will let him decide on Sunday whether he can play.

  10. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Jan 8, 2016 6:26 PM

    Seattle will slaughter these pretenders.
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    Although Minnesota winning would be a big upset, they aren’t pretenders. They are a young team on the rise who are a bit ahead of schedule. The O-line problems will limit their progress this year, but they are a dangerous team that when they play their best, can hang with any team in the league. The problem is, they don’t always put it all together I wouldn’t be surprised if they lost by a couple scores, I also wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled off the upset. Nobody gets to 11-5 without being a good team.

  11. Fans bringing up the Percy trade?
    Really , he won a ring. No Vikings player can say that. Jimmy is healing. Point fingers after Sunday, and we will see who has frozen tears

  12. thevikesarebest says:
    Jan 8, 2016 6:52 PM
    The ped shehawks are a joke and their fan base started in 2012. Its gonna be fun when we remind them why the Vikings are the better and historically greater franchise. Remember percy? How did that work out? The second time we embarrassed u in a trade. How is jimmy graham working? Time to send the shehawks cryin home with their overrated qb once and for all. AP>lynch. SKOL
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    Too easy

    Percy had the momentum changing kickoff return for a td in the Superbowl win.

    That’s how it worked out.

    Unless AP gets 350 yards vikings are toast

  13. seatownballers says:

    Fans bringing up the Percy trade? Really , he won a ring. No Vikings player can say that.

    How do you explain Linval Joseph’s ring? You are the PFTpoet of the Seattle posters.

  14. The fact is that the Seahawks will be playing on the road in very harsh conditions against an up and coming team that nobody seems to be giving a chance. As a Seahawks fan, it’s beginning to make me very nervous.
    Unless it’s not.

  15. Fans bringing up the Percy trade?
    Really , he won a ring. No Vikings player can say that.

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    Wrong. Linval Joseph won a ring in Superbowl XLVI, when he was a member of the New York Giants.

  16. Was Russell Wilson listed on the injury report?

    I’m only asking because it’s now been four full seasons, with three post-seasons, and he has never once appeared on a weekly injury report. And people have been saying every week for years that with his size and style of play that he would get hurt.

    If he’s good to go, I’m not too worried if Lynch needs to sit out another week. Or three. As long as he’s ready in February…

  17. Anyone who thinks beating the crap out of team means that you will automatically beat them a second time need only reflect on the Carolina/Atlanta series for a dose of reality. Good luck Seattle, I think you’re gonna need it.

  18. I’d like every one of you trash talking Vikings fans to return here Sunday evening. If your coach was smart he’d have lost against GB, and you’d have a much easier game against Washington. But with a bruised Vikings ego your team won, and now you have to pay the price for winning your division…Consider yourselves very lucky that Seattle lost Graham and Rawls for the season…otherwise you’d really be up a creek!

    Seattle 24 – Minnesota 13

  19. I’m thinking the Seattle Seahawks will win…….unless……the Minnesota Vikings will win.

    NFC is Carolina or Seattle.
    AFC is K.C. or Pittsburgh.

    What I really want to know is where is that person that makes lots of money “only working part time from home”?

  20. “pantherfan1973299 says:
    Jan 8, 2016 7:48 PM
    Anyone who thinks beating the crap out of team means that you will automatically beat them a second time need only reflect on the Carolina/Atlanta series for a dose of reality. Good luck Seattle, I think you’re gonna need it.”

    You’re only saying that because you know we’re coming for your team next. If your theory holds up and we avoid being upset by the Vikes this Sunday, how can the Panthers win next week?

  21. “Unless they don’t ” ….?? Not sure why that always hits Seahawk articles?
    This game will be the lowest scoring one of the weekend IMO.
    Zimmer will have Vikes ready and both teams have the December matchup long gone from their memory.
    Both defenses will create problems for opposing QBs, it will come down to ball security.
    Love to see Lynch and AP to get less than 15 carries each as Seattle jumps out on top early. But ,again, turnovers in cold weather happen and will play a role.

  22. the game will start 0-0. mike that is brilliant ! you are GM material. I have jimmy haslam on line 1.

    actually this is how it will go. low scoring. like 16-6. td’s will be at a premium. cold weather will be a factor. deciding factor will be AP not being 100%. between his suspect back, cold weather and bruising seat defense, he will be minimally effective and may not make it thru whole gm. minn defense plays valiantly. but qb differential — bridgewater vs Wilson — is obvious and minn loses a tough one. seatt narrowly covers.

    this game has TEASER written all over it. tease seatt and the under.

  23. I was surprised how poorly the bikes played in the gb game. At times this year they looked unbeatable and then they would look above average. I think it comes down to Teddy. I see now he really lacks the strong arm to stretch the field. Bright guy who has done well so far but he may be the weak link in the cold?

  24. All these Seahawk fans claiming the game Sunday is going to be a blowout and a huge Vikings loss. You might want to have a little chat with the GB fans who said the same thing. They based their prediction of a GB blowout based on the same thing the Seahawk fans are basing their prediction on: A regular season blowout and a huge loss by the Vikings to each team.

    Does the Vikings win week 17 mean anything? I say the huge blowout happens once. Now I’m not saying the Vikings will win, but it is not going to be the huge blowout many are predicting. My money says it is a tossup, that either team could win.

    The final score is most likely going to be a difference of 7 or less.

  25. I heard some say that it’s going to be closer this time around, but I have this feeling it could just turn out to be a completely embarrassing shut-out for the Minnesota Vikings…I’d say Seattle Seahawks scoring more than 40 points, most lop sided wild-card playoff game in NFL’s memory.

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