The Seahawks take on the Chargers in their new home of Carson, California. NFL Network will have the broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern. It will be the second game of the day on NFL Network. The network will also broadcast the Lions-Colts matchup at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.
Fans in the Seattle and Los Angeles area could experience a blackout of the NFL Network broadcast. The Seahawks local television affiliates include Seattle (Fox KCPQ-13), Spokane (Fox KAYU-28), Tri-Cities (Fox KFFX-11) and Yakima (Fox KCYU-41). Click here to see a full list of Seahawks local TV affiliates.
The Chargers local TV affiliate in San Diego is ABC 7 KABC-TV.
Here’s a look at tonight’s Seahawks-Chargers preseason matchup.
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV Channel: NFL Network
Line: Chargers by 1.5 points (Line is according to OddsShark and subject to change.)
Game Preview: Both the Seahawks and Chargers will kick off their preseason tonight. For the Seahawks, Russell Wilson has been the talk of the off-season, taking on a new diet to shed weight. Wilson lost ten pounds in an effort to be quicker and more agile in the upcoming season.
The Chargers are adjusting to their move north leaving San Diego for the Los Angeles area this summer. It has been a bad start to the season for the Chargers with a number of injuries to key players, including first round pick wide receiver Mike Williams.
Los Angeles is hopeful their young, talented defense along with veteran signal caller Philip Rivers can be enough to overcome the Chargers injury woes.
Seahawks fans want to see Seattle’s offensive line show improvement. Last year’s unit was one of the worst in the league, and led to Wilson enduring a season of punishment from opposing defenses.
ESPN’s Seth Wickersham released an article detailing the division in the Seahawks locker room. Players have downplayed the article, but it will be interesting to see how the team responds to the public perception of a divided team.
Seattle has a number of running backs to choose from, and it is worth watching how the touches are split among players. Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls are two of the backs fighting for the starting spot.