SEATTLE (AP) — Week 4 of the NFL concludes tonight in Seattle as the Seahawks host the struggling Detroit Lions.
The Seahawks got out of the gate slowly after losing to New England in Super Bowl 49. Seattle opened with a surprising loss to St. Louis and was knocked off by the Packers in a rematch of last season’s NFC title game before posting a 26-0 shutout of the Bears last Sunday. A victory will even Seattle’s record at 2-2 and move them within a game of the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.
Little has gone right for the Lions on their way to an 0-3 start. They’ve been outscored 83-56 in the three games and come off a 24-12 loss at Denver. Detroit’s once-mighty defense has allowed at least 24 points in each of its first three games.
Seattle will be without starting running back Marshawn Lynch after he suffered a strained hamstring last week against Chicago. However, the injury allowed rookie Thomas Rawls to run for 104 yards versus the Bears and makes him the starting running back tonight.
Lions running back Joique (joyk) Bell is out, and defensive leader DeAndre Levy is listed as doubtful with a hip injury.
The two teams haven’t met during the regular season since Oct. 18, 2012, when the Lions pulled out a 28-24 victory. The Seahawks lead the overall series, 7-5.
Check out these photos from that 2012 game.