October 5, 1997 in Sports

Scouting Report

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Player matchups

Passing PC-PA Yds. TD Int.

Warren Moon, Seattle 87-152 1,086 6 6

Steve McNair, Houston 62-115 756 4 5

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD

Lamar Smith, Seattle 42 225 5.4 1

Chris Warren, Seattle 52 225 4.3 1

Eddie George, Houston 80 391 4.9 2

Steve McNair, Houston 21 150 7.1 0

Receiving Rec. Yds. AVG. TD

Joey Galloway, Seattle 19 323 17.0 2

Mike Pritchard, Seattle 22 318 14.5 1

Frank Wycheck, Houston 16 177 11.1 2

Willie Davis, Houston 12 119 9.9 1

Injuries

Oilers: Questionable: RB Eddie George (abdominal), G-C Bruce Matthews (knee).

Seahawks: Out: DE Phillip Daniels (knee); QB John Friesz (thumb); DE Martin Harrison (knee). Doubtful: WR Joey Galloway (ankle); RB Chris Warren (hamstring). Questionable: WR Ronnie Harris (hamstring); T Walter Jones (ankle); DT Cortez Kennedy (knee).

Analysis

It’s the non-immovable force against the non-unstoppable object. That is, it’s Seattle’s injury-ravaged passing game, probably minus star receiver Joey Galloway (ankle) and possibly without backups Ronnie Harris and Brian Blades, against Houston’s pass defense, rated No. 30 in the NFL.

Seattle will have to scratch this one out, again relying on an emerging defense, and hope to hold Tennessee to sub-20 points. The key to doing so: contain Eddie George. If he hits the century mark, Seattle will lose. If he falls short of 100, Seahawks win. The pick here is Seattle by four.

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For live updates, final results and pregame reports on the Seahawks, call The Spokesman-Review Sportsline at 458-8800 in Spokane and 765-8811 in Coeur d’Alene and enter 4242.

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