It seems as though when more people are watching, the Seattle Seahawks play better.
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Actually, they don’t just play better, they tend to dominate.
The Seahawks have won 10 of their last 11 regular season games in prime time, consistently showing the nation that they are among the best in the NFL when the pressure is on under the lights of big games.
Seattle plays on Monday night against the Washington Redskins in Week 5, and if history repeats itself, the Seahawks should win the game with ease.
ESPN.com’s Terry Blount noted the Seahawks have been hot when national TV eyes are on them:
"Seattle also has a streak of six consecutive victories in regular-season prime-time games. That includes the last two homes games against San Francisco (both on a Sunday night) a road victory at Arizona last year on a Thursday night, two Monday-night wins in 2013 (at St Louis and home against New Orleans) and the 2014 opener on Thursday night against Green Bay."
In fact, we have to go back to Oct. 18, 2012 to see the last time the Seahawks lost in a national prime time game. Seattle lost that game to the San Francisco 49ers in Northern California on Thursday Night Football.
Think back to Dec. 6, 2004, a tough-to-swallow 43-39 loss to the Dallas Cowboys where 68,093 fans set an attendance record at the then-three-year-old CenturyLink Field.
Seattle hasn’t lost on Monday night since.
That’s bad news for the Redskins, who are coming off a 45-14 drubbing on Thursday night at the hands of the New York Giants.
Kirk Cousins threw four interceptions in that game and Seattle’s defense, which has been effective but not its usual dominant self early in the year, would love to light him up in front of a national audience.
Seattle has won eight-straight games on Monday nights. On Oct. 6, they will be looking to make that number nine.
Watch out, Washington. A hungry Seahawks team is coming.