Seahawks vs. Lions Week 2: Preview, date, time, injuries, streaming, more

Seattle travels to Detroit to play a 10 am PT game in Week 2 of the 2023 season.
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The Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions have met 17 times in the regular season and Seattle leads the series 11-5. This includes a Seattle victory over the Lions in Detroit in the 2022 season when neither team chose to play their defense. I joke, of course, but Seattle did win 48-45 and each team had over 500 total yards.

Seattle also beat Detroit in 2021 51-29 when Rashaad Penny had 170 yards rushing. Penny doesn't play for the Seahawks anymore, and the Lions are better than they were then. Before 2021, Seattle and Detroit didn't play since 2018 when the world was a different place.

Detroit started 2023 with a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Lions weren't perfect and the Chiefs were missing a couple of important players, but still...a win is a win. Just ask Seattle who got trounced in the second half by a diminished Rams team and Seattle looks like it could have a top-ten pick in the 2024 NFL draft. Surely, Seattle is better than they showed in Week 1, right?

Seahawks vs. Lions Week 2: All you need to know

When and where

The game is an early one for West Coast 12s as kick-off will be a minute or three after 10 am PT in Detroit. The Lions play at Ford Field and tickets appear to still be available. If you've never been to Ford Field, there is expensive parking nearby. Plus, if Seattle loses, the Whiskey Factory is nearby so there's that.


Detroit plays in a domed stadium where the weather is always the same and it never rains. So just for fun I will say the roof cracks and the teams play under sunny skies with a high in the lower 70s. No one is injured in the roof breaking.


Things don't look great here for Seattle. Head coach Pete Carroll basically told the media on Wednesday that offensive tackles Charles Cross and Abe Lucas will miss the game. Seattle did sign veteran Jason Peters this week, but he also probably won't be ready to play in Week 2. The Lions should be prepared to enhance their pass-rushing statistics this week.

There is, however, a chance that rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon is ready to play. How much he will help remains to be seen. Unless Seattle can improve its own pass rush, the secondary will be left stranded against the Lions.

TV, radio, and streaming

FOX will carry the game live (that is FOX 13 for those who live in the Seattle area). The play-by-play will be done by Kevin Burkhardt and the color commentary will be provided by Greg Olsen. Olsen played a season with the Seahawks, wasn't good, and since has mostly bad-mouthed the team. Weird, but maybe that's his job. Also, Tom Rinaldi and Erin Andrews will be the sidelines reporters.

You can listen to the Seahawks on Seattle Sports 710 AM, KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM and SiriusXM 83 or 382. Calling the game for Seattle will be the awesome Steve Raible on play-by-play and Dave Wyman will do the color commentary. Jen Mueller will be the sideline reporter.

You can stream the game if you purchased YouTube TV's Sunday Ticket or if you live in the Seattle area. If you live locally, and the Seahawks Mobile App will allow you to watch the game. Let's just hope the game is more watchable than Week 1 was.

Seahawks next five weeks

  • Week 3: Home versus the Carolina Panthers on September 24 at 1:05 pm PT (FOX)
  • Week 4: At the New York Giants on October 2 on Monday Night Football at 5:15 pm PT (ESPN)
  • Week 5: Bye week! Enjoy the week off!
  • Week 6: At the Cincinnati Bengals on October 15 at 1 pm PT (CBS)

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