The Seahawks will head into another matchup without Russell Wilson at quarterback.
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?
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.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||–||–|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
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||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||vs. Bills||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|13||Dec. 2||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||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 (Thursday)||vs. Rams||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|6||Oct. 17||at Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|7||Oct. 25 (Monday)||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 (Monday)||at Washington||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|
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
ESPN is scheduled to broadcast 17 regular-season “Monday Night Football” games in 2021. There is no doubleheader, but because of the season’s extension to 17 games over 18 weeks, there will be an extra week of “Monday Night Football.” However, the program won’t air during Week 18; all games will be 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|