The Seahawks are in the midst of a transition. Not only is Russell Wilson now playing in Denver, but over the years, Seattle has lost so many players who once defined this franchise. Richard Sherman is long gone. As is Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. And most recently, Bobby Wagner was cut in a cap-saving move and is now playing for one of the Seahawks’ biggest rivals is the Los Angeles Rams.
Stiil, this is a well-managed team and is hardly ever a pushover. They may not be playing the best football as of late, but they’re going to give their opponent hell each week.
And that will undoubtedly be a challenge for a Lions team that is far from full health. Detroit will be missing its top three offensive weapons in D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark, still have two injured starters on the offensive line, and lost their defensive captain last week when Tracy Walker suffered a season-ending torn Achilles.
But if the Lions have truly turned a corner and are a gritty team capable of overcoming adversity, Sunday is a great day to show it. On paper, they still may be the better team, and with a rowdy Ford Field crowd expected, they should still have a very good chance to pull back to an even 2-2 by the end of Sunday.
We’ll be tracking all of the action live from Ford Field. So this post will be live updating throughout the day, as we provide score updates, drive-by-drive analysis, and highlights for Week 4.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET. That’s when you can start refreshing:
The Lions won the toss and deferred, giving the Seahawks the first opportunity to strike. Detroit pulled a surprising lineup change on defense, starting rookie Kerby Joseph at safety, filling in for Tracy Walker, who tore his achilles last week. Prior to Sunday, Joseph had not taken a single snap on defense.
The Seahawks dinked and dunked their way into Lions territory on the opening drive. Geno Smith picked up a critical third-and-7 with a 17-yard scramble pushing Seattle into field goal territory. A few plays later, Smith attacked the Joseph, who was in tight coverage against Will Dissly but did not get his hands up, and Dissly scored from 17 yards out. 7-0 Seahawks.