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 reciever 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 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|