The Seattle Seahawks are falling on hard times. Injuries are wreaking some serious havoc on the Legion of Boom. As such, the 12s won’t have much to cheer about unless Russell Wilson can elevate his magical repertoire to Merlin-esque levels of awe-inspiring greatness.

Richard Sherman had season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon last week, and now we’re learning All-Pro safety Kam Chancellor is likely out the rest of the year with a neck injury, per Mike Garafolo of NFL.com.

Earl Thomas has been banged up all year, too, after missing the tail end of last year’s campaign with an awful broken leg that had him considering retirement.

The Seahawks’ championship window is starting to slam shut in a big way as these key injuries pile up.

In addition to the injuries that have cut the heart out of the Legion of Boom, Seattle has no rushing attack. Wilson is also still under constant pressure and actually took a hit so hard to his jaw last Thursday that it was nearly broken.

Seattle has managed to scrape and claw its way to a 6-3 record so far this season and is just one game behind the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC West lead. That’s the good news. The bad news is that this team, which has for so long been founded on elite defense, is now without many of its top defenders.