Seahawks vs. Chiefs: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IAugust 22, 2012

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass for a completion as defensive end Jeremy Beal #93 of the Denver Broncos applies pressure during the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 30-10.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs go to battle at Arrowhead on Friday in a matchup that has much more on the line than just the final result.

Most notably, Pete Carroll vs. Rob Riggle. 

The Seahawks head coach called out the funny man via Twitter (in a jocking matter, mind you) on Wednesday morning, and of course, Riggle responded. It's Carroll's Hawks vs. Riggle's Chiefs in a battle for bragging rights. Yes, this is the preseason. 

Of course, there are some pretty important battles on the field, as well. Let's take a further look at this intriguing preseason matchup.  

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

When: Friday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Watch: Not nationally televised, but Online at NFL Preseason Live

Listen: Sirius XM Radio: 92 or Online at NFL Audio Pass 


Betting Line (via Bet 365)

Over/Under: 42

Point Spread: Seahawks (-1) at Chiefs


What’s At Stake?

You might think that as the preseason nears to a close and the playing time for the starters begins to dwindle, there isn't much at stake.

From a scoring or record perspective, you'd be right. No one cares about the final numbers on the scoreboard, but there are plenty of position battles still up in the air.

The biggest of those, without a doubt, is the Seahawks' QB battle. Rookie Russell Wilson is getting his first start over Matt Flynn, and according to ESPN's Adam Schefter (via Rotoworld's Evan Silva), there is plenty on the line:

Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter #Seahawks QB job is "out of (Matt Flynn's) hands" at this pt. Wilson will start if he plays well Friday.

— Evan Silva (@evansilva) August 22, 2012

If Wilson excels, he's the starter. If he doesn't, the job is likely Flynn's. So yeah, there's quite a bit riding on this one. 


Injury Report (Via CBS Sports)


Roy Lewis, DB, Out

Sidney Rice, WR, Probable

Doug Baldwin, WR, Out

Zach Miller, TE, Questionable


Kansas City

Brandon Flowers, DB, Probable


Seahawks Player to Watch: Russell Wilson, QB

I realize I'm making this all about Wilson, but, well, it's going to be all about Wilson, who has looked like one of the best rookies in the NFL through two games.

"Dange-Russ" has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 279 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, but he's also proved to be dynamic on the ground, rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown.

But that's been against second- and third-teamers. This time around, Wilson must prove his worth against an impressive Kansas City defense in a hostile environment. 

It may be the preseason, but this is a tall test for the QB who is well on his way to proving all his doubters very wrong. 


Chiefs Player to Watch: Jamaal Charles, RB

Kansas City's defense was fairly stout last year, but if it is going to improve on its 7-9 record, the offense must be better.

That starts with the running game, which in turn will be fueled by Charles, who missed almost all of last season with a torn ACL. 

The Chiefs are bringing him back slowly and limiting his preseason touches, so there won't be a ton to see here, but it will important to keep an eye on just how explosive Charles is. He was one of the quickest, most dynamic backs in the league two years ago, so gaining that explosion back after a knee injury is key, especially for him. 


Prediction: Seattle 27, Kansas City 21

Predicting a preseason game is about as bad as betting on a WWE match, but there are at least a few factors in play here. 

Wilson, of course, has a lot riding on this, so he'll have to come out with nothing less than 100 percent. I think he gives the 'Hawks the lead, and I think Matt Flynn, who also has plenty to prove, will keep the lead.

Two starting-caliber quarterbacks playing the entire game is usually a recipe for success in the preseason.