The Seattle Seahawks need a win in Week 10. They not only need the win because they hope to keep their playoff hopes alive, but they simply need a victory to help erase the awfulness of their loss to the Ravens in Week 9. Hopefully, being back at Lumen Field will help Seattle as well.
Seattle has played their Week 10 opponent, the Washington Commanders, 19 times since professional football came to Seattle. Washington leads the all-time head-to-head 13-6. Pete Carroll is 3-3 against Washington since Carroll became the Seahawks head coach in 2010.
So who is going to win? Since starting the season 2-0, the Commanders have gone 2-5, including a loss to the horrible New York Giants in Week 7. Washington did win in Week 9 against the horrible New England Patriots, though. Two of Washington's losses were the very good Philadelphia Eagles, however, and Washington lost by only 10 combined points.
This needs to be a game where the Seahawks' offense is very good. Washington is nearly equally bad against the pass (19 touchdown passes allowed in 2023, second-worst in the league) and the run (4.3 yards per rush allowed, 23rd in the league), so Geno Smith and Kenneth Walker III should have good games and lead Seattle to a 28-20 victory. If Geno Smith is not good in Week 10, though, bad things will happen moving forward.
All you need to know about the Seattle Seahawks vs. Commanders in Week 10
When and where
Week 10 will be held at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. Kickoff is scheduled at 1:25 pm PT. Be there or be square (or stream the game or watch on TV or listen on the radio or whatever).
Sunday currently looks like a messy day. There is a 50 percent chance of showers with a high of 52 degrees. The wind will be between 5 and 10 MPH so at least that is not so bad.
Seattle was relatively healthy entering Week 9, even though they really need right tackle Abraham Lucas back - he has been out since Week 1 but should be close to returning, but during the Baltimore Ravens meltdown, running back DeeJay Dallas and edge rusher Derick Hall hurt their shoulders while linebacker Drake Thomas was also hurt (a bad day for players whose name started with the letter d, I guess). Hall was back to full participation in practice by Wednesday, though.
Several players look like they are being held out of practice this week likely just to rest. The most concerning would be linebacker Jordyn Brooks who is dealing some kind of hamstring injury. Hopefully, he will be fine by the start of the game.
TV, radio, and streaming
The game will be shown on FOX (Q13 in Seattle). Kevin Kugler will do the play-by-play and Mark Sanchez, a former USC Trojans quarterback when Pete Carroll was the head coach at the school, will do the color commentary. Laura Okmin will be the sidelines reporter.
If you want to tune in on the radio, you can listen to Steve Raible do the play-by-play with Dave Wyman filling in with commentary while Jen Mueller is the sidelines reporter on Seattle Sports 710 AM or on KIRO Newsradio 97.3. ESPN radio and Sirius XM (channels 138 or 228) will also carry the radio broadcast. If you own an NFL+ subscription, you can listen to games there as well.
You can stream the game locally on Seahawks.com, and the Seahawks Mobile App. If you live abroad, you can watch the game on NFL Game Pass International.
Seahawks next five weeks
- Week 11: At the Los Angeles Rams on November 19 at 1:25 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 12: At home versus the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving Night on November 23 at 5:20 pm PT (NBC)
- Week 13: At the Dallas Cowboys on November 30 on Thursday Night Football at 5:15 pm PT (Amazon Prime Video)
- Week 14: At the San Francisco 49ers on December 10 at 1:05 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 15: At home versus the Philadelphia Eagles on December 17 at 1:25 pm PT (FOX)