The Seattle Seahawks entered Week 4's matchup against the New York Jets cautious on the injury front, and left MetLife Stadium with an encouraging boost of confidence.
After their 27-17 victory over the Jets, head coach Pete Carroll said his team came out of the game with no new injuries, something the Seahawks haven't been able to say all season thus far.
"We got out of this game without anybody getting banged up, which is just a great blessing," Carroll said in his postgame press conference. "So we're going into these next two weeks (looking) to get well and get right."
Given their current injury situation, you could say the early bye for the Seahawks comes at a pretty good time. On top of Russell Wilson dealing with a knee and ankle issue, other key players for the Seahawks entered Sunday dinged up. Tyler Lockett (knee) played limited snaps for the second game in a row and starting defensive tackle Jarran Reed (hip) missed his first contest. Even with his mobile limitations, Wilson had a brilliant game, tossing three touchdowns.
While some were battling injuries, tight end Jimmy Graham continued to make people forget about his. Graham continued to answer doubts about his comeback from a torn patellar tendon he sustained last season, posting 113 yards on six catches against the Jets. On top of posting 100-plus receiving yards for the second game in a row, he made spectacular catches and good blocks on offense.
"We knew he would get healed, but we didn't know how he would respond and come back." Carroll said of Graham. "I don't know how you can get tested anymore and demonstrate that you're back fully than what he did in the last two weeks. Every catch is an extraordinary play in some way."
Rookies C.J. Prosise (wrist) and Nick Vannett (ankle) were both inactive, but Carroll was optimistic last week about both players suiting up soon. After the game, he said those two are going to be "full speed" once they return from the bye. Barring any setbacks, the Seahawks should have those two, along with several others, ready by the time Seattle faces the Falcons in Week 6.
"When we come back two weeks from now, we're going to get healthier," Carroll said. "The roster that we've talked about to you guys and told you about how competitive we think it is is going to show up."
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Look through some action photos from Week 4 vs the New York Jets at MetLife Field.