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You don’t necessarily have to pile up huge passing numbers to win. The Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens have been two of the NFL’s most successful teams through six weeks by playing smart, tough football. With their strong running games and resilient defenses, neither team has had to force the ball through the air to come out on top.
Russell Wilson is averaging 284 yards per game and has thrown for as low as 196 yards. But Wilson always plays smart, precise football and avoids turnovers, which has put him in the MVP conversation. Running back Chris Carson has had a great season, as well, averaging 84 yards rushing per game. Though this offense will miss injured tight end Will Dissly, there is a lot to love here.
On the other hand, Seattle’s defense has been middle of the road, struggling to get their pass rush going. The team has also been poor against the run, and the secondary has not been able to get as many picks as you might expect. This isn’t a terrible unit, and players like Shaquill Griffin can change the game by themselves, but there is room for improvement.
Meanwhile, the Ravens have been really impressive on the ground. But the question with Lamar Jackson is if this team can keep winning with an imbalanced attack. While Jackson may run for over 100 yards in one game, he also sometimes passes for less than 200 yards.
But Baltimore’s secondary has been a mixed bag. Against the Bengals last week, star cornerback Marlon Humphrey’s great play was somewhat diminished by Maurice Canady’s terrible game. The Ravens traded for Marcus Peters this week, so maybe their secondary will find more balance going forward.
Similarly, the Baltimore pass rush and linebacking has been lackluster, leading to a 22nd-ranked defense by DVOA.
These defenses are both up and down, but we will give the advantage in this game to the Seahawks due to the versatility of their offense. The Ravens can be a one-dimensional team, and while they might run all over the Seahawks, they could suffer the same fate themselves.
Never underestimate the rushing tandem of Jackson and Mark Ingram, but we will trust Wilson’s stellar play to make the difference here.
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Ravens
- When: Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4:25pm ET
- Where: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington
- Streaming: Fox, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching Seahawks vs. Ravens on streaming platforms that carry FOX. However, consult a coverage map to see what game your regional channel will be playing.
If a game is not being carried in your area, the only option might be an NFL Sunday Ticket package.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Ravens live stream: How to watch NFL online
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
If you’re a big-time sports fan, FuboTV is your best streaming service option. If you love international soccer and you’re a Spanish speaker, FuboTV also offers various add-on packages, including Fubo Latino and Fubo Português. FuboTV’s basic plan showcases nearly 100 channels and includes NFL Network. At $54.99 per month, you’ll also get FS1, FS2, NBCSN, NBA TV, Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Network, BeIn Sports, and CBS Sports Network, along with premium channels like FX/FXX/FXM. The only notable omission for sports fans is ESPN. You can add Fubo’s Sports Plus package for an additional $8.99 per month, which allows you to stream NFL RedZone, (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
- Cost: $44.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “it’s practically magic.” While select football games are no longer on Sling after its contract impasse with Fox—which for now means no Fox, FS1, or FS2 via Sling—you can still catch the Fox telecasts with AirTV.
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels.
While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you’d like to watch live NFL games directly from your PS4, PlayStation Vue is your best bet. PlayStation also works with streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire products, but what separates PlayStation from the rest of the streaming services is that it’s also compatible with Kodi. No matter how you stream, you’ll get to choose from four tiers of channels—all but the cheapest include NFL Network. From there, you can also add NFL RedZone as part of the $10-per-month Sports Pack, which also unlocks ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Longhorn Network, Outside TV, and NBCUniversal regional sports networks. You can see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels here. Two other great perks: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s also unlimited cloud DVR.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
Cost: $73.99 per month for four months, or one single payment of $293.96
There are two—and only two—ways of acquiring NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. There’s NFLSundayTicket.TV, which costs $73.99 per month for four months. It’s everything you love NFL Sunday Ticket but online-only. You can stream from pretty much any device that connects to the internet (but only on one device at a time).
You can also upgrade to the NFLST.TV Max bundle for a total of $99 per month for four months or one single payment of $395.99. You can also add on NFL Game Pass, which allows you to watch replays of every game after they air, for $50 for the full season.
There’s another way to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV: Amazon Prime. While you can’t pay for the package using Amazon Prime, you can at least watch all of the games on the service. To start, first download the NFL Sunday Ticket channel on Amazon Prime. It’s free. From there, you’ll just need to sign in with your subscription credentials.
College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through NFLSundayTicket.TV U.
Fantasy football: Who should I start?
D.K. Metcalf, wide receiver: Metcalf could be a surprisingly strong option in the passing game this week because Will Dissly is out for the season and Tyler Lockett is matching up Marlon Humphrey. Consider Metcalf as your flex.
Mark Ingram, running back: At this point, you are starting Ingram every week. However, we’ve placed him here to remind you that this defense isn’t what it used to be. Ingram should have a fine time rushing against the Seahawks, as a number of backs have been productive against Seattle.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Baltimore Ravens: Why it matters
Despite this being an out-of-conference game, the stakes are pretty high. The Ravens are the clear leaders in the AFC North, but since the Browns and Steelers are still showing signs of life, they can’t afford to take a week off. Baltimore is the best team in a bad division, but they have to prove they are more than a playoff team by default.
Seattle is in the ultra-competitive NFC West, so every game is going to matter for the eventual division winner and anyone with wild-card aspirations. Only one game out of the division lead, the Seahawks ought to treat every game like it is the playoffs.
We like the Seahawks here because we trust Russell Wilson over Lamar Jackson. But, if Jackson and company get rolling on the ground, things could swing toward Baltimore. Look for Seattle to pull this out in a close one.
- How to watch NFL RedZone without cable
- How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV satellite
- How to watch NFL Network online (without cable)
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Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.