Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck out against NY Giants
Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been ruled out for the NFL Week 9 home game against the NY Giants. Here’s the latest from BroburySports.com.
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Hasselbeck suffered a concussion in last week’s 33-3 loss at Oakland. The 35-year-old has looked decent in the new Seattle offensive system with a 70.8 quarterback rating. However, going against the G-Men pass rush can get dangerous.
Charlie Whitehurst will make his first career start. He was acquired from San Diego in the off-season for a third round pick and also swapping (and lowering) positions in the second round. That move by Pete Carroll was roundly questioned and we’ll see if it was justified on Sunday.
The Giants are seven-point road favorites.
Other key injuries for Week 9 are as follows:
Jason Campbell, Oakland quarterback
Campbell has directed Oakland (4-4) to wins the last two weeks over Denver and Seattle. He’ll be the starter again this week with Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) still sidelined. The Raiders are 2 ½-point home favorites over Kansas City.
Michael Vick, Philadelphia quarterback
Vicks’ ribs are sufficiently healed after missing three games. He’s the starter once again over Kevin Kolb, but will be more careful running the ball. Receiver DeSean Jackson should also be back from his concussion. The Eagles are surprising three-point home favorites (Even odds) over Indy.
Indianapolis Colts – various injuries
The Colts various injuries are a big reason for the Philly spread. Running back Joseph Addia (shoulder) is doubtful, with receivers Austin Collie (hand) questionable and Anthony Gonzalez (knee) almost definitely out.
Colt McCoy, Cleveland quarterback
McCoy is expected to start again this week against New England with Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace still dealing with high ankle sprains. McCoy has looked decent in two starts and deserves to start anyhow. The Browns are 4 ½-point home ‘dogs.
Donald Driver, Green Bay wide receiver
Driver (quad) is out for this week’s home game against Dallas on Sunday night. The ‘Boys have Tony Romo (clavicle) out for the foreseeable future, and running back Felix Jones (ankle) may join him this week. The Packers are 7 ½-point favorites.
Percy Harvin, Minnesota wide receiver
Harvin is dealing with an ankle injury and is questionable for Sunday at home against Arizona. He’s a key player with the release of Randy Moss and Sidney Rice (hip) still not available. The Vikings are eight-point favorites.