The Seahawks will head into another matchup without Russell Wilson at quarterback. What channel is Saints vs. Seahawks on today? Schedule, time for ‘Monday Night Football’ in Week 7
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Wilson remains out with finger surgery, and Seattle has turned to Geno Smith to lead its offense. Smith, making his first start since 2017, completed 71.9 percent of his passes with 209 passing yards, a touchdown and no picks in a 23-20 loss to the Steelers.
Smith and the Seahawks will have to face off against one of the toughest defenses in the league as they prepare to take on the Saints on “Monday Night Football.”
If there’s one thing to keep Seahawks’ fans optimistic heading into the game, it’s the receivers. Despite a blunder against the Steelers, D.K. Metcalf has had a strong season as he entered Week 7 No. 17 overall in the league with 441 receiving yards. Teammate Tyler Lockett wasn’t far behind with 425 receiving yards, good for No. 19 in the league.
However, this Saints’ defense figures to give them plenty of difficulties. New Orleans has allowed only 5.3 yards per play this season — 10th-best in the NFL — and they’ve been especially good against passing offenses, with just five touchdowns to nine interceptions so far.
There’s also the solid play of late by Jameis Winston. Since a dismal second week, Winston has completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 633 yards and seven touchdowns with only one interception.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Saints-Seahawks game, including the TV channel, start time and more.
What channel is Saints vs. Seahawks on today?
TV channel (national): ESPN
Live stream: ESPN app | fuboTV | ESPN+
Week 7 will end with the Saints facing the Seahawks on “Monday Night Football,” with Steve Levy set to handle play-by-play and Brian Griese and Louis Riddick providing analysis on the ESPN broadcast. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter for the game while former NFL referee John Parry will be the rules analyst.
The ManningCast returns to television stations on Monday, with Peyton and Eli Manning again calling the game on ESPN2.
Streaming audiences can watch the game on the ESPN app, using ESPN+ or by using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
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Saints vs. Seahawks start time
Date: Monday, Oct. 25
Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Saints and Seahawks’ matchup will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Lumen Field in Seattle, Wash. All “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
NFL live stream for ‘Monday Night Football’
“Monday Night Football” airs on ESPN, so it will be available to stream live on all of the company’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for viewers with cable or satellite to view the game.
Cord-cutters also have plenty of options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
The New Orleans Saints have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. They will hit the road for the second straight week as they head to Lumen Field at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday. They have a defense that allows only 18.2 points per game, so the Seattle Seahawks’ offense will have their work cut out for them.
The Saints were able to grind out a solid win over the Washington Football Team two weeks ago, winning 33-22. New Orleans relied on the efforts of RB Alvin Kamara, who punched in one rushing touchdown in addition to snatching one receiving TD, and QB Jameis Winston, who passed for four TDs and 279 yards on 30 attempts. Winston’s 72-yard touchdown toss up the middle to WR Deonte Harris in the first quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 23-20. Despite the defeat, Seattle got a solid performance out of RB Alex Collins, who rushed for one TD and 101 yards on 20 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Collins has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
The Saints are the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread two weeks ago might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
New Orleans’ victory brought them up to 3-2 while the Seahawks’ loss pulled them down to 2-4. New Orleans is 0-2 after wins this season, and Seattle is 1-2 after losses.