Seahawks win, but lose Sherman for season

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Thursday night hardly felt like a victory for Seahawks fans.

The 22-16 win in Arizona will be most remembered for injury to Richard Sherman, as the four-time All Pro cornerback ruptured his Achilles tendon while defending a pass play.  Sherman will miss the rest of the season.

“I knew what was happening,” Sherman said postgame.  “It’s been bothering me all season.  It’s one of those things, you just have to play through it as along as you can, and when it goes, it goes.”

And so it went for the Seahawks, who moved to 6-3, a half-game behind the division-leading Rams (6-2).  Los Angeles is hosting Houston on Sunday.

Michael Bennett said playing on a short week didn’t help things for the Hawks.

“I feel like Thursday night games put people in harm, and you’re body is not prepared,” Bennett said.  “To lose a player of his magnitude and his caliber is just tragic.”

Jeremy Lane, whom the Seahawks tried to trade to Houston for left tackle Duane Brown just last week but failed his physical with the Texans, will likely see increased playing time in Sherman’s absence.

Brown also left the game with a sprained ankle, and his status is uncertain moving forward.  The Hawks will host the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football on Nov. 20th.



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