The Seattle Seahawks will play their first preseason game of 2023 against the Minnesota Vikings this week. While the games do not count, there will still be a lot of takeaways from what happens. This will mostly be player-centric, especially when it comes to which players trying to make the roster do well (and which ones don't, of course).
We probably won't see many presumed starters at all, and the ones we do not very much. There's no reason to risk Geno Smith and DK Metcalf to potential injuries, obviously. That does mean we should see quite a bit of backup quarterback Drew Lock, however.
Lock has looked sharp in training camp. So have players such as edge rusher Boye Mafe and cornerback Mike Jackson. How much we see of those guys remains to be seen, too. But here is all you need to know about the Seahawks and Vikings.
Seahawks vs. Vikings preseason game 1: All you need to know
Where and when
The game will be held at Lumen Field in Seattle and will start at 7 pm PT on August 10th. For those 12s on the east coast, I'm sorry. Those 10 pm ET games can be brutal.
The weather should be near-perfect for the game as a daytime high of 79 degrees is expected. The temperature will likely fall into the upper 60s by the time the game is over. There's very little chance of rain and the breeze should be light.
We can assume some Seahawks that are practicing but have had recent injuries won't play. This includes cornerback Tariq Woolen who just came off the PUP list after having injured his knee in minicamp. But since this is preseason, many players won't participate simply because who wins or loses the game is meaningless.
TV, radio, and streaming
The game can be watched in the Seattle area on KING 5 and nationally on the NFL Network. The broadcast team for the Seahawks includes play-by-play announcer Kate Scott. Scott will be the first female to handle those duties for the team. The commentary will be done by former Seahawks Michael Bennett and Michael Robinson. The pre-and-post-game shows will be hosted by Chris Egan and K.J. Wright.
You can listen to the game on Seattle Sports radio at 710 AM and on KIRO Newsradio at 97.3 FM. The most excellent Steve Raible will do the play-by-play with Dave Wyman doing the commentary. Jen Mueller will work the sidelines.
You should be able to stream the game on NFL+. You may have to buy a subscription for the service, but a trial period is offered. And it's worth having just to watch the replays alone. You can also listen to the games live with a subscription.