Who goes head-to-head tonight on Monday Night Football in Week 12? The Seattle Seahawks make the coast-to-coast trek to face off against the Washington Football Team. Since his return from a mallet finger injury, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson hasn’t quite been himself. Can a matchup against a leaky Washington defense help get things back on track? Keep reading below for more information regarding the start time, channel, and live stream options for Monday Night Football in Week 12.
Who plays on Monday Night Football tonight?
- Game: Seattle Seahawks (3-7) at Washington Football Team (4-6)
- Location: FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Monday Night Football | Channel, start time, live stream
- Channel: ESPN, ESPN2 Manningcast
- Time: 8:15 PM ET
- Monday Night Football Live Streams:
- ESPN App
- Hulu + Live TV
- YouTube TV
- NFL Mobile App
What to expect from tonight’s Seahawks vs. Washington game?
Since returning from injured reserve, Wilson hasn’t looked much better than backup Geno Smith. He’s thrown for 368 yards, 2 interceptions, completed just over 50% of his passes, and has been sacked 7 times through two weeks.
Any glimpses of postseason hopes are diminishing by the second in the Pacific Northwest. Can they salvage their season tonight on Monday Night Football?
Two offenses with a chance to shine tonight on Monday Night Football
This statement isn’t a testament to the talent on the Seattle and Washington rosters. It’s more of an indictment of the two defenses taking the field in Landover, Maryland.
Washington is on the outskirts of the bottom 10 in the league, tightening up their run defense and stringing together a few great outings over the past few weeks. They harrassed Buccaneers QB Tom Brady in Week 10, but Panthers QB Cam Newton found more success against Washington’s secondary.
Meanwhile, Seattle is fielding one of the worst defenses this season in yards per game. While they haven’t gotten much support from the offense throughout the season, when they have, it’s often been squandered. They aren’t turning the ball over, but they aren’t taking it away either. Seattle’s season has been extremely underwhelming. A loss tonight on Monday Night Football pretty much ends any postseason chances left.
Seattle will be without RB Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer tonight, leaving the ball-carrying duties to Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas. If Wilson isn’t able to get things going through the air on Monday Night Football, the offseason will be interesting for the Seahawks.
QB Taylor Heinicke has a big night
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke is not the future in the nation’s capital, but he sure is a fun stopgap for the time being. The young signal-caller has a knack for mind-blowing plays, and with the weapons available on his offense, the opportunities are there. WR Terry McLaurin is having a great season and should quickly burn Seattle’s secondary.
RBs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic will look to have a big night against a Seahawks defense allowing opponents to rush for 122.2 yards per game. Look for Washington to get McKissic worked into the passing game a bit more, as he’s one of the better pass-catching backs in the league. Washington gets another win tonight on Monday Night Football to extend their streak to three and do their best to disrupt the NFC playoff picture.
Prediction: Washington 27, Seahawks 21
Monday Night Football Schedule: September
- Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders – September 13
- Final: Raiders 33, Ravens 27 (OT)
- Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – September 20
- Final: Packers 35, Lions 17
- Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – September 27
- Final: Cowboys 41, Eagles 21
- Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers – October 4
- Final: Chargers 28, Raiders 14
- Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens – October 11
- Final: Ravens 31, Colts 25 (OT)
- Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans – October 18
- Final: Titans 34, Bills 31
- New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks – October 25
- Final: Saints 13, Seahawks 10
- New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs – November 1
- Final: Chiefs 20, Giants 17
- Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers – November 8
- Final: Steelers 29, Bears 27
- Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – November 15
- Final: 49ers 31, Rams 10
- New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – November 22
- Final: Buccaneers 30, Giants 10
- Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team – November 29
- New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – December 6
- Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals – December 13
- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – December 20
- Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints – December 27
- Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – January 3