2021 hasn’t been kind to the Seahawks. For much of this season, Pete Carroll’s squad has been at unprecedented junctures for all the wrong reasons.
They currently sit at 3-7, their worst start through 10 games since Carroll was hired in 2010, they were shut out this year for the first time since 2011 and they started someone other than Russell Wilson at quarterback for the first time since 2011 as well.
All of this, coupled with ranking 25th in points scored and 30th in total yards has the Seahawks well on the outside looking in of the NFC playoff hunt. They’d need to win six of their last seven games to finish above .500, which they’ve done every year since 2012.
Seattle has been led by Wilson, who’s completing just under 65 percent of his passes and averaging 223.4 yards per game to go along with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. However, their running back room has been hit with numerous injuries, most notably to former 1,000-plus yard rusher Chris Carson, who’s out for the year with a neck injury.
Washington, meanwhile, has a path — albeit a tough one — to the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC. A win against Seattle would put the Football Team just a half game back for seventh and would see them leapfrog the Eagles for second place in the NFC East.
Despite having a defensive minded head coach in Ron Rivera and longtime former coach Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator, Washington ranks near the bottom in most major defensive categories, but has been kept afloat by competent quarterback play (66.2 percent completion percentage, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions) from Taylor Heinecke, as well as strong play from wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
This game is one that’s a must win for both teams as Washington looks to stay alive in the playoff hunt and Seattle looks to keep its season from going even farther off the rails.
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- 1 Seahawks vs. Washington score
- 2 Seahawks vs. Washington live updates, highlights from Monday Night Football
- 3 Seahawks vs. Washington start time
- 4 How to watch Seahawks vs. Washington on MNF
- 5 Monday Night Football schedule 2021
- 6 Seahawks schedule 2021
- 7 Washington Football Team schedule 2021
Seahawks vs. Washington score
Seahawks vs. Washington live updates, highlights from Monday Night Football
Halftime: Washington 9, Seattle 9
9:37 p.m.: As expected, Washington kneels it out to end the half. The Seahawks will get the ball to start the third quarter.
9:35 p.m.: Following the timeout, Seattle will punt it away and Washington takes over at their own 9 with with 16 seconds left in the first half.
9:33 p.m.: With 20 seconds left and Seattle staring at fourth-and-1 from their 37, Washington calls a timeout. Remains to be seen what Pete Carroll will do to end the half.
9:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN WASHINGTON. J.D. McKissick puts on an impressive display of juke moves and jump cuts on a screen pass and it pays off. But the extra point is blocked by Seattle and returned for a score. Washington 9, Seattle 9 with 56 seconds left in the first half.
9:26 p.m.: With just over a minute remaining, Seattle gets called for roughing the passer. Washington will move up to the Seattle 13 with a chance to retake the lead heading into halftime.
9:18 p.m.: The two minute warning has arrived. It’s first-and-10 from the Seattle 49 for Washington.
9:11 p.m.: SEATTLE INTERCEPTION. Heinicke unloads and the ball is tipped by several Washington and Seattle players before Jamal Adams comes away with the pick. Seattle takes over at its own 11.
9:04 p.m.: The first really sizeable play of the day for Washington is a Heinicke rope to McLaurin who brings it in for 12 yards.
8:58 p.m.: Whatever momentum Dissly’s catch provided, it’s quickly stymied. The Seahawks go three-and-out after failing to convert on third-and-1 and punt it away. Washington takes over at its own 9.
8:56 p.m.: Seattle quickly gets a first down as Wilson hits tight end Will Dissly for 13 yards to the 27.
8:55 p.m.: Washington goes three-and-out yet again and punts it away. Seattle takes over at its own 14.
8:51 p.m.: The game’s first penalty comes in as Seattle gets flagged for defensive pass interference and moves Washington up to the 48.
8:49 p.m.: The second quarter begins with a second-and-6 for Washington. The ball comes loose as Heinicke gets hit but Antonio Gibson is there to haul it in for a 1-yard gain.
End quarter 1: Seattle 7, Washington 3
8:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN SEATTLE. Wilson hits Gerald Everett for a 6 yard touchdown and Seattle answers with a score of its own. Seattle 7, Washington 3 with 20 seconds left in the quarter.
8:40 p.m.: On third-and-1 from their own 34, Russell Wilson heaves it up to Tyler Lockett who hauls it in for 55 yards to the Washington 11.
8:35 p.m.: FIELD GOAL WASHINGTON. Joey Slye nails a 23-yarder after the Football Team fails to cash in for a touchdown inside the 6 yard line. Washington 3, Seattle 0 after a 15 play drive that took over nine minutes.
8:32 p.m.: After a few plays, the Football Team is looking at first-and-goal from the Seattle 6 and primed to score early.
8:30 p.m.: Terry McLaurin hauls in his first catch of the day, this one for 8 yards and a first down. Washington now at the Seattle 29.
8:27 p.m.: Antonio Gibson carries it for 3 yards and a first down, Washington’s first third down conversion of the night.
8:25 p.m.: On third-and-1 for Washington, Seattle takes a timeout with 11:04 left in the first quarter.
8:20 p.m.: The Seahawks also go three-and-out on their opening drive, as Russell Wilson’s pass sails over the head of tight end Gerald Everett. Seattle punts it away and Washington takes over at its 28.
8:18 p.m.: On third-and-5, Washington can’t convert as quarterback Taylor Heinicke overthrows Terry McLaurin and Washington punts it away on its open drive. Seattle takes over on its own 26.
8:16 p.m.: Washington starts this game at its own 22 yard line.
Seahawks vs. Washington start time
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET, 5:15 p.m. PT
Seahawks vs. Washington is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT), standard time for “Monday Night Football.”
How to watch Seahawks vs. Washington on MNF
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live Stream: ESPN, fuboTV
Seahawks vs. Washington will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for “Monday Night Football” in Week 12. ESPN will have its regular booth broadcasting this game, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sideline. There is no Manningcast option for Week 12.
In Canada, viewers can watch Seahawks vs. Washington on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
|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|
Seahawks schedule 2021
|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|
Washington Football Team schedule 2021
|12||Nov. 29||vs. Seattle||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 5||at Las Vegas||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Dallas||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|16||Dec. 26||at Dallas||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||at Philadelphia||1 p.m.||FOX|
|18||Jan. 9||at New York Giants||1 p.m.||FOX|