Geno Smith will make a second consecutive prime-time start — and a third prime-time appearance in a row — when he leads the Seahawks against the Saints at home on “Monday Night Football.”
Seattle’s replacement for injured starting quarterback Russell Wilson will be going up against a New Orleans defense that has totaled nine interceptions and allowed just five touchdown passes through five games. Smith threw an interception in a Week 5 Thursday night game vs. the Rams. He was sacked five times in Seattle’s 23-20 overtime Sunday night loss to the Steelers in Week 6.
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He will look to target No. 1 wide receiver D.K. Metcalf in the passing game. Metcalf caught six passes for 58 yards vs. the Steelers but failed to score for the first time since Week 2.
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The Saints (3-2) are favored by 5.5 points in this matchup, according to FanDuel. Part of the reason is the potential for Saints QB Jameis Winston to tear up the Seahawks’ defense, which has allowed 292.3 passing yards a game through six games. Seattle (2-4) is 24th in the league with 7.2 net yards allowed per pass play.
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Saints vs. Seahawks score
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All times Eastern.
9:25 p.m.: Seahawks punt with 2:26 remaining in the half.
9:22 p.m.: Everett has the first down after completing a pass from Smith and tossed the ball to a Saints player that was out of bounds. Everett received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for 15 yards.
9:20 p.m.: A taunting penalty against Everett pushes Seattle back to its own 40.
9:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL SAINTS. The Saints settle to get points on the board after they failed to get past the end zone. Saints trail 7-3 with under five minutes remaining.
9:15 p.m.: Saints get rejected at the goal line on second and one and third and two.
9:12 p.m.: Winston runs towards the sideline from the pocket and pump fakes while rushing for 18 yards.
9:07 p.m.: Bobby Wagner stops Kamara just short of the first down marker to force fourth down and inches. Winston keeps it again and gives the Saints a first down at the 33.
9:03 p.m.: Jameis Winston keeps the ball on fourth down and rushes to give the Saints a fresh set of downs from the 46.
9:00 p.m.: Alton Robinson slams into Kamara and makes the stop at the line of scrimmage on third down. The Saints line up in punt formation and call a time out with 10:30 remaining.
8:55 p.m.: Saints defense pressures Smith on third down and Seahawks are forced to punt again.
8:54 p.m.: Seahawks call their first time out of the half at 14:53.
First Quarter: Seahawks 7, Saints 0
8:48 p.m.: With time in the pocket, Geno Smith makes a 12-yard rush to get a first down at the Saints’ 47.
8:45 p.m.: Winston is sacked on third down for a loss of two yards. Saints are forced to punt and allow Seattle to start from the 41.
8:41: Seattle kicks a 52-yard punt in the wind and rain, allowing the Saints to take over at the 20.
8:38 p.m.: Metcalf and Lattimore shove each other and Lattimore gets a 15-yard penalty.
8:35 p.m.: Winston throws deep and misses Kenny Stills on second down. Kamara makes a six-yard rush on the following play but goes down short of the first down marker. Saints punt and allow the Seahawks to take over from their one.
8:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN SEAHAWKS. Smith completes to DK Metcalf and the receiver breaks free from DB Marshon Lattimore for an 84-yard score. The extra point gives Seattle a 7-0 lead with 10:09 remaining in the first quarter.
8:22 p.m.: Jameis Winston missed a deep pass intended for Tre’Quan Smith. Saints are forced to punt on their opening drive after failing to complete on third down.
8:18 p.m.: Saints make a big defensive play and hold Seattle for no gain on third and one. Seattle is forced to punt on their opening drive.
8:15 p.m.: Saints win the toss and defer. Seahawks start with the ball from the 26.
Saints vs. Seahawks start time
- Date: Monday, Oct. 25
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Saints vs. Seahawks matchup will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Lumen Field in Seattle. All “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
How to watch ‘Monday Night Football’
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 Monday, with Peyton and Eli Manning again calling the game on ESPN2.
Streaming audiences can watch the game on the ESPN app or ESPN+, or by using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2021
ESPN is scheduled to broadcast 17 regular-season “Monday Night Football” games in 2021. There was no Week 1 doubleheader, but because of the season’s extension to 17 games over 18 weeks, there will be an extra week of “Monday Night Football.” The program won’t air during Week 18 as all games that week are played on Sunday.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|
Saints schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Patriots||1 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Giants||1 p.m.||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||at WFT||1 p.m.||CBS|
|7||Oct. 25 (Mon.)||at Seahawks||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Bucs||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Eagles||1 p.m.||Fox|
|12||Nov. 25 (Thu.)||vs. Bills||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|13||Dec. 2 (Thu.)||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m.||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|14||Dec. 12||at Jets||1 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Bucs||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 27 (Mon.)||vs. Dolphins||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
Seahawks schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Colts||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Titans||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26||at Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 7 (Thu.)||vs. Rams||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|6||Oct. 17||at Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|7||Oct. 25 (Mon.)||vs. Saints||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Jaguars||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 29 (Mon.)||at WFT||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Texans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Bears||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Lions||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|