Those two were among the many avid gamers hit hardest by a flu worm that began making its procedure in the course of the Seahawks locker room midway through last week. They combined to lose as a minimum 22 pounds by their counts, then made two of the biggest plays of the Seahawks’ 37-30 pick over the Minnesota Vikings: an interception by Plant life and a 60-yard touchdown reception by Moore.
Six Seahawks were listed on the final injury report of the week with an illness. Various of them were despatched dwelling. Plant life caught spherical and practiced with an antiviral facemask covering his mouth. At one level Wednesday, he vomited in a rubbish can between plays.
“That is the first time I’ve ever considered any individual attain that — prepare with a veil,” linebacker Okay.J. Wright acknowledged. “But he battled. He was once unwell, but he came back and obtained his IVs and made it happen.”
Moore did no longer prepare Friday or Saturday. The Seahawks had Thursday off for Thanksgiving.
“It was once on Thanksgiving Day. I was once correct tackle, screw this,” acknowledged Moore, who acknowledged he misplaced as a minimum 10 pounds. “I couldn’t exercise. That is one of my current holidays too on fable of … the meals. I correct felt irascible. I couldn’t exercise my mom’s meals. I felt sorry for her.”
Plant life acknowledged he misplaced about 12 pounds, and he was once sniffling between responses whereas talking to newshounds postgame. He did no longer exercise a lot on Thanksgiving, either.
“Thanksgiving was once simplest one plate for me,” Plant life acknowledged. “It was once irascible. My mom’s here now, though. She’s cooking, so I am going to uncover all of it back. I am going to steal a stumble on at to tonight.”
Moore’s touchdown came within the closing seconds of the third quarter, when he obtained wide-delivery within the back of cornerback Xavier Rhodes on an obvious coverage bust. That pushed Seattle’s lead to 27-17. Moore’s other steal went for five yards.
Tyler Lockett, who was once among the many unwell Seahawks, was once held with out a steal on three targets.
“It was once stunning irascible,” quarterback Russell Wilson acknowledged. “I possess no longer know if we have got ever had that many guys omit prepare and proceed dwelling. Now not correct omit prepare but prefer to proceed dwelling for it. So it be that time of year, I guess. But I believed the total guys performed substantial. … You noticed David Moore step in and proper possess a gargantuan play for us, substantial play. Tyler did no longer uncover the ball tonight unfortunately, but we were seeking to uncover it to him, they most often were correct seeking to cease him, nonetheless it spread out quite heaps of other guys.”
Defensive kind out Poona Ford, linebacker Shaquem Griffin and backup guard Jordan Roos were the opposite three Seahawks listed with an illness. Ford began the sport, and Griffin performed special teams and on protection as a situational edge rusher.
“I know quite heaps of teams had this flu thing, and it was once legit,” coach Pete Carroll acknowledged. “Our guys did it fantastically because they truly managed the perspective allotment of it, and I’m in truth overjoyed about that because whereas you’re feeling that cruddy and that irascible, and you are throwing up and everything else you are doing, it be laborious to appreciate a honest correct perspective. But these guys stumbled on a mode, and guys contributed to serving to them, and it was once no longer a element for us at all tonight. We performed correct through it.”
Plant life’ fourth-quarter interception of Kirk Cousins was once his 2nd steal in as many games and third this season to lead the group. He was once a security at Oklahoma Shriek earlier than changing to cornerback after Seattle drafted him within the fifth spherical last year.
“He’s de facto doing properly,” Carroll acknowledged. “He’s playing better. He’s playing more complete a game, and his mentality is de facto stable, and he is de facto believing in himself. It be this type of bright order to play obtainable, and specifically for a guy that does no longer appreciate it in his history. He’s de facto grown into his appreciate. He’s this type of beautiful athlete, and he is this type of honest correct competitor, and he is a well-known guy. It be substantial to understand him coming through and making it.”