Seahawks expect Max Unger to play vs. Patriots

Oct 12, 2012, 2:32 PM | Updated: 2:33 pm

By Bill Swartz

Seahawks center Max Unger practiced Friday and is good to go for Sunday’s game against New England, according to coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks’ offensive captain missed two practice days this week with a hip injury.

Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald is listed as doubtful with a groin injury.

Defensive tackle Jaye Howard and guard John Moffitt are both ruled out. Moffitt might need another two weeks for his knee injury to be fully recovered, according to Carroll.

Carroll said the team had a good week of practice preparing for New England’s no- huddle, up-tempo offense. The only thing missing for the defense was being able to tackle guys, get up off the ground then head back to the line of scrimmage.

Seattle’s offensive linemen will have to move some massive Patriots in order for Marshawn Lynch to get the run game going.

Carroll said he was glad it rained a little Friday so his guys could practice protecting a wet football. The Patriots lead the league in turnover margin, and Sunday’s Seattle weather forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain and 15-mph wind.

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Pete Carroll Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

FOX’s Cowherd: Geno is a ‘great story’ but not Seahawks’ future at QB

FOX Sports' Colin Cowherd joined Brock and Salk to share his thoughts on the Seahawks' season and QB Geno Smith's success.
18 hours ago
Seahawks Kenneth Walker III...
The Associated Press

Seahawks’ backfield depth getting tested entering stretch run

Pete Carroll had only vague updates about the status of the Seahawks' backfield, which was left thin in the second half of last week’s win over the Los Angeles Rams.
2 days ago
Seahawks Rams...
Brent Stecker

K.J. Wright: How Seahawks fixed early run D issue vs Rams

Former Seahawks Pro Bowl linebacker K.J. Wright breaks down the change Seattle made after a shaky first defensive series in their win over the Rams.
2 days ago
Seahawks draft Will Anderson...
Joe Fann

Fann: Seahawks Draft — bowl guide for their potential 1st-round picks

Joe Fann breaks down the list of top players at three positions that could be Seahawks first-round picks, and which bowl games you can see them in.
3 days ago
Seahawks Pete Carroll...
Brent Stecker

ESPN’s Riddick thinks Seahawks’ Carroll knew all along they were good

ESPN analyst and former NFL safety Louis Riddick was around the Seahawks in the preseason, and he saw a "twinkle in the eye" of Pete Carroll at the time.
3 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks Game-Changing Plays: Breaking down Geno’s winning drive

The Seahawks beat the Rams 27-23 on Sunday, and it wouldn't have happened without Geno Smith leading a late TD drive. Michael Bumpus breaks down the biggest plays from that drive.
3 days ago
Seahawks expect Max Unger to play vs. Patriots