Seahawks vs. Falcons: Preview, TV and live stream

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: Doug Baldwin (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: Doug Baldwin (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks play the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football on…um, Monday. Seattle is 6-3 (I know, should be 7-2) and Atlanta is 5-4. Both teams need a win.

The Seahawks will be without Richard Sherman. Let’s get that out of the way first. This hasn’t happened since the dawn of man. Or so it feels that way. The Seahawks shire will not be the same without Sherm roaming around the Great East Road.

In his place returns Byron Maxwell. Not exactly the return of a king, but at least Maxwell knows the Seattle-way. After leaving for other regions for two years, Maxwell brings a fairly known quantity. Jeremy Lane will also attempt to lessen the burden of not having Sherman.

The other problem for Seattle is they may be without Kam Chancellor as well. This sucks. The safety could miss the game after suffering a stinger against the Arizona Cardinals. Chancellor is having a great season. At least Bradley McDougald can just slide over from free safety to strong safety, if needed.

The Falcons gained some momentum last week with a decisive victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas was without several players, like the Seahawks will be, and the Falcons took advantage. Matt Ryan. Julio Jones. Excellent players capable of beating Seattle. In fact, the Falcons have done this three of the last four times they have played Seattle.

Still, Seattle has Russell Wilson. And he always supplies confidence in a Seahawks win. The shire may not be the same without Sherman and the Falcons are the enemy on Monday. So…

Where, when and how to watch the Seahawks and Falcons

When: Monday, November 20th at 5:30 pm PT

Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, the Earth

How to Watch:


Stream: Watch ESPN app

Announcers: Sean McDonough and (future University of Tennessee coach) Jon Gruden* and sideline reporter Lisa Salters

Online replayNFL Game Pass (with subscription)

Related Story: Seahawks vs. Falcons: Inside the numbers

Listen: 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO RADIO 97.3

*I joke