Week 9: Jets-Seahawks Injury Report and Analysis
Kenrick Ellis (Knee)- The Jets could use Ellis depth wise against an effective Seattle ground game that likes to pound the middle.
Joe McKnight (Ankle)- Hopefully McKnight can get back on the field against Seattle because the Jets need a spark. He is one of the only home run threats on the team and they need him to make some big plays.
Brandon Moore (Hip)- Moore was limited with a hip injury but is expected to play against Seattle. Vlad Ducasse will likely start if Moore can’t. That being said, they need Moore in there.
Sione Pouha (Back)- Pouha’s everlasting back injury continues to hinder him. Hopefully the bye week helped because the Jets need him to anchor the line against Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks ground game.
Nick Mangold (Ankle)- Mangold will likely play and as the centerpiece of the line they need him against a stout Seattle defense. Running lanes will be hard to find as it is and may be nonexistent if Mangold and Moore miss the game.
Bart Scott (Toe)- Scott will likely play. If he doesn’t Demario Davis will step in. Davis has done an admirable job in sub packages but Bart Scott is a leader on the defense and they need him in the huddle and making plays in the backfield.
Eric Smith (Knee)- Smith is still banged up with a knee injury but will probably play. His skills match up well with helping stop the rushing attack so maybe he will see more time than usual.
Jeff Cumberland (Wrist)- Cumberland injured his wrist before the bye but should be back in action this week. He has been solid thus far and they could use him backing up Keller.
Red Bryant (Foot)- Bryant is one of Seattle’s big run stuffers so his absence would likely help the Jets run attack. Despite this it sounds like he will play.
James Carpenter (Concussion)- Pending a league concussion test, Carpenter will likely be back at practice tomorrow and ready for the game. If not, the Jets have a weak link in the line to try and exploit.
Kam Chancellor (Quadricep)- Chancellor sat out but is expected to play Sunday. As a vital part of Seattle’s defensive backfield, his absence could open up some deep ball options.
Marshawn Lynch (Back, Wrist)- Lynch has been battling injuries all year and continued to not only play, but play extremely well. He will likely play and could be in for a big game if the Jets can’t stop the run.