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QB Drew Lock starting for Seahawks vs. Eagles despite Geno Smith (groin) being active

Geno Smith is active on Monday night, but Drew Lock will get the start for the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. 

Smith was surprisingly active for the Seahawks' pivotal Monday night matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, but when inactives were released 90 minutes before the game it was unknown who would start. The Seahawks suited up three quarterbacks, including Sean Mannion, who was recently signed. 

After missing a Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers due to an injured groin, Smith was questionable for Monday's game due to the lingering injury. However, after limited work in practice through the week, he was stunningly on the active roster, though apparently not healthy enough to start.

Once again in Smith's place, Lock will start. 

Lock will now aim to rescue the Seahawks from a four-game losing streak -- the first in head coach Pete Carroll's career.

Smith has thrown for 2,918 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games so far this season.

Lock was 22 of 31 for 269 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his Week 14 start, a 28-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

The Seahawks (6-7) kick off against the host Eagles (10-3) at 8:20 p.m. ET on Monday night.

For a full list of Monday night inactive, click here.

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