ESPN’s executives probably weren’t envisioning a Geno Smith-Jameis Winston showdown when choosing to put Seahawks-Saints on Monday Night Football.
But we’re still watching tonight, right?
— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2021
At minimum, ManningCast returns tonight on ESPN2. Tom Brady is a scheduled guest, in case you’re a glutton for punishment. Otherwise, the Bulls are playing the Raptors tonight. Just in case you’re in search of alternative programming.
New Orleans Saints (3-2, 2nd NFC South) at Seattle Seahawks (2-4, 4th NFC West) – ESPN (Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese, Lisa Salters), ESPN2 (Peyton Manning, Eli Manning) Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner)
Kickoff Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Site: Lumen Fields, Seattle
Referee: Shawn Hochuli
Odds: NO -5, O/U 42 (via DraftKings Sports Book)
Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun!
Saints: Sean Payton (146-83) vs. Seahawks: Pete Carroll (147-98-1 overall, 114-67-1 with SEA)
Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats
Saints: Jameis Winston: 17/27 211 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 5 carries, 20 rushing yards
Seahawks: Geno Smith: 23/36, 263 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 8 rushing yards
Projected stats via ESPN projections
Saints Projected Starters
• QB Jameis Winston
• RB Alvin Kamara
• WRs Marquez Callaway, Kenny Stills, Tre’Quan Smith
• TEs Adam Trautmn
• LT James Hurst, LG Calvin Throckmorton, C Cesar Ruiz, RG Andrus Peat, RT Ryan Ramczyk
• DEs Marcus Davenport, Cameron Jordan; DTs Shy Tuttle, Albert Huggins\
• LBs Kwon Alexander, Demario Davis
• CBs Marshon Lattimore, Malcolm Jenkins
• S Marcus Williams, C.J. Gardner-Johnson
• Brian Johnson (kicker), Blake Gillikin (punter, holder), Zach Wood (long snapper), Marquez Callaway (kick and punt returns)
Seahawks Projected Starters
• QB Geno Smith
• RB Alex Collins
• WRs Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Freddie Swain
• TEs Will Dissly
• LT Duane Brown, LG Damien Lewis, C Kyle Fuller, RG Gabe Jackson, RT Brandon Shell
• EDGE Rasheem Green, NT Poona Ford, DT Al Woods, DE Kerry Hyder Jr.
• OLBs Benson Mayowa, Jordyn Brooks, MLB Bobby Wagner
• CBs Sidney Jones IV, D.J. Reed
• FS Quandre Diggs, SS Jamal Adams
• Jason Meyers (kicker), Michael Dickson (punter, holder), Tyler Ott (long snapper), DeeJay Dallas, Freddie Swain (kick and punt returns)
— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) October 25, 2021
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) October 25, 2021