The Washington Redskins don’t often play well at home in Monday Night Football games. Their injuries going into tonight’s MNF game against the Seattle Seahawks implies that trend won’t change. Washington is 2-12 all-time at FedEx Field for Monday Night Football. Tonight against the Seahawks, Washington will have Kirk Cousins at quarterback for the second straight game as Robert Griffin III (RG3) is out with a dislocated ankle, and tight end Niles Paul will watch live from the sidelines with a concussion.
Cousins had a good first half against the New York Giants in Week 4. Then the second half hit. Cousins finished the game 19-for-33 for 257 yards but had four interceptions and a fumble in Washington’s 14-45 loss.
The Seahawks secondary with Richard Sherman hasn’t had the same success as their Super Bowl campaign. Still, they’re allowing 321.3 passing yards per game, good enough for sixth in the NFL. Seattle’s rushing defense is better, allowing just 72.3 yards per game (second in the league). That should all but snuff Redskins running back Alfred Morris, who has 316 yards this season trying to fill the void left by RG3’s absent ground game.
The big story in MNF tonight is Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch, who anchors Seattle’s second-ranked rushing attack. Beast Mode will line up against a Washington defense allowing 87 yards per game. Lynch has 234 yards on the season and averages 4.5 yards per carry. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson averages 4.8 yards per carry, though he has just 87 rushing yards and will allow the Redskins to really test Lynch.
Here are the details to watch Seahawks at Redskins live online free Monday Night Football. Though this Week 5 MNF game seems a mismatch, Seattle’s ground attack should be a test for Washington’s rushing defense.
- Kickoff for Monday Night Football: 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
- Venue: FedEx Field (in DC)
- Who’s favored / point spread for tonight’s Seahawks vs Redskins MNF game: Seattle is a 7-point favorite
- Live stream on ESPN here
- Watch live online on the DirecTV website here (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX package)