The 1-1 Seattle Seahawks play host to the 0-2 Carolina Panthers in Week 3 of the 2023 regular season. Seattle leads the all-time head-to-head between the teams 10-5, including a 2-1 in postseason games. The last time the teams met was in 2022 and the Panthers won 30-24.
The game will mark the Seahawks 165th straight sell-out of Lumen Field (or CenturyLink or Qwest, as the stadium used to be called) with all games being sold out since the 2003 season. This doesn't include the 2020 season, of course, when fans were not allowed inside stadiums for the most part due to the COVID pandemic. Lumen Field is considered one of the loudest outdoor stadiums in the NFL (thanks, Lake Union!).
Seattle played poorly in a Week 1 loss, but rebounded to play much better in beating a pretty good Detroit Lions team on the road in Week 2. As long as Geno Smith and the offense can be efficient, they should be able to score enough to lead Seattle to a Week 3 victory. The Panthers start rookie quarterback Bryce Young who has few offensive weapons to work with.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers Week 3: All you need to know
When and where
The game will be played Sunday, September 24 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington at 1:05 pm PT. Let's hope 12s turn up and make the stadium as loud as Lions made Ford Field in Week 2. A young Panthers quarterback might get rattled a bit by the crowd noise.
As of right now, the weather on Sunday in Seattle is supposed to be a bit rainy. There is a 40 percent chance of heavy drizzle (the Seattle way), but the wins should only be about 5-10 MPH (so not a factor). The high should be in the mid-60s.
The Seahawks could have game-time decisions on a few players. Safety Jamal Adams (leg) is practicing at full strength this week, but he still might not play on Sunday. Cornerback Riq Woolen (chest/shoulder) is likely out in Week 3. Left tackle Charles Cross (toe) is also week-to-week and head coach Pete Carroll said Cross just needs to prove he can consistently put weight on his foot. Finally, receiver DK Metcalf might be day-to-day with a rib injury he suffered in Week 2.
The Panthers will be without cornerback Jaycee Horn so that should help Geno Smith. We will post injury updates separately each day before Sunday for the latest.
TV, radio, and streaming
Seattle's Week 3 game will be carried on CBS (KIRO-TV 7 in Seattle) with play-by-play by Ian Eagle and color commentary by Charles Davis. Evan Washburn will be the sideline reporter. But wait! There's more.
If you can't watch the game, but you can listen to it, you can tune in to Seattle Sports 710 AM or KIRO Newsradio 97.3 (both of those would be local broadcasts) and SiriusXM 85 or 225. The excellent Steve Raible will do the play-by-play, of course, and Dave Wyman will fill in with commentary. Jen Mueller will be the sidelines reporter. NFL+ also has a subscription where you can listen to live games as well.
You can stream the game locally on the Seahawks app and Seahawks.com. If you live internationally, you can watch the game on NFL Game Pass International. Also, you could subscribe to YouTubeTV's NFL Sunday Ticket for a hefty price and watch the games live there.
Seahawks next five weeks
- 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 10 am PT (CBS)
- Week 7: Home against the Arizona Cardinals on October 22 at 1:05 pm PT (FOX)
- Week 8: Home against the Cleveland Browns on October 29 at 1:05 pm PT (FOX) - Throwback jersey game!