Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks : Preview, Start Time, TV, Live Stream


Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) gestures from the field during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions take on the Seattle Seahawks in a Monday Night Football battle. The last time these two teams squared off the Lions were victorious 28-24 at Ford Field.

When : October 5, 2015 @ 8:30 (Eastern Standard Time)

Where : CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA

T.V. : ESPN (or WXYZ 7 Detroit where available)

Radio : WXYT 97.1 F.M.

Live Stream : NFL Sunday Ticket

Detroit Lions Captains : Golden Tate, Jason Jones, Sam Martin


The last time that the Detroit Lions played on Monday Night Football on the road was in 1998 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle owns the head-to-head record at 7-5-0. However, in their last six meetings the teams combined for a 3-3 record against each other.

The last time these two teams met in 2012 Russell Wilson was a rookie and Golden Tate was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Current Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril was a member of the Detroit Lions for that meeting.


The Seattle Seahawks got off to a sluggish start, losing their first two games. St. Louis and Green Bay both defeated Seattle before the Seahawks got into the win column last week with a 26-0 victory over the lowly Chicago Bears.

Seattle maintains it’s vaunted defense and welcomed back safety Byron Maxwell to the mix last week. The Seahawks defense is currently ranked 3rd overall in team defense. The Seahawks rushing attack, led by Marshawn Lynch, are currently 5th in the league while averaging 134.0 yards per-game. Lynch has been banged up all week with a hamstring injury. Rookie running back Thomas Rawls gained 104 yards in last week’s game against Chicago.

The Detroit Lions enter the game on the heels of a lackluster home opener loss to the Denver Broncos. The Lions rank dead last in the league rushing the ball with a pathetic 45.0 yards per-game average. However, they are 10th in the league in passing yards per-game, averaging 260.0 yards per-game. Running back Joique Bell is out for Detroit.

Ameer Abdullah should see an increase in carries, as well as undrafted rookie running back Zach Zenner.
Some say it is too early to declare any game a “must-win”, but at 0-3 the Lions desperately need a win if they are serious about any sort of playoff possibilities. A win by the Seahawks means that they climb to .500 and begin to build momentum.

Lions : Keys To Victory

1. Win turnover margin by at least +2 – The Lions hung their hats on creating turnovers last season. The Lions are currently -2 in the turnover margin category. They are tied for last in the league in giveaways with 8 so far this season. The defense has created 6 takeaways, so they have that ability, but they must capitalize on those opportunities and protect the ball.

2. Keep Stafford Upright – Stafford leads the league in one category and that is a combination of sacks, hits, hurries, and pressures with 51. Although he has only taken 6 sacks this year, he has easily escaped another 6. The Lions must give him some sort of resemblance of a pocket in order for him to go downfield to Calvin Johnson.

3. Take Advantage – Too often this season, the Lions have not taken advantage of match-up that the defenses have been giving them. Eric Ebron creates all sorts of match-up problems for the defense as do Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick coming out of the backfield. Also, they have this receiver, who is a game changer, if only I could think of his name……….

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