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Seahawks Were Reportedly Just as Sick as Patriots This Week But Didn't Tell Anyone

Eight Seahawks players had the flu before Monday Night Football vs Vikings.
Eight Seahawks players had the flu before Monday Night Football vs Vikings. | Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks might need to prepare for some of their key offensive weapons playing at less than 100% on Monday night.

According to Adam Schefter, eight Seahawks were struggling with the flu, with the two most notable players that came down with the sickness being wide receivers Tyler Lockett and David Moore.

Lockett is the biggest name out of that group, as he has emerged as the team's No. 1 wide receiver, and is eyeing 1,000 yards and a potential Pro Bowl spot.

This is the third such instance of the flu bug making the rounds around the NFL, with the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots also having to suffer through this storm.

Unlike the Patriots, however, the Seahawks opted to keep information about the illness under wraps, at least until a few hours before kickoff. Whether that was to avoid media circulation of the story or to prevent the Vikings from learning about it remains to be seen, but unlike the Patriots, the Seahawks didn't make the wide-spreading illness public information.

The Patriots may not want to admit it, but there might be a direct correlation between their declining health and their abysmal performance against the Texans.

Hopefully the Seahawks don't suffer that same fate against the Minnesota Vikings.