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Seattle hopes to even its record in Monday night game against Lions

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The Seattle Seahawks have gotten off to a slow start this season. The Detroit Lions, however, seemed to be stopped.

Both teams try to take a step toward recovery against the other on Monday night football.

The 1-2 Seahawks play host to the 0-3 Lions tonight. Detroit is trying to avoid its first 0-4 start since 2010, but it won’t be easy. Seattle has been in the last two Super Bowls and has won seven games in a row at home. Quarterback Russell Wilson always seems to play well in prime time. He’s 4-0 with nine touchdown passes and no interceptions on Monday night.

Detroit has gotten off to a terrible start. The Lions are giving up 27.7 points per game and 396 yards.

The offense has been even worse, averaging only 45 yards on the ground.

For the Lions, it will be difficult to turn around the season. Only three teams have made the post-season in 25 years after starting off 0-3.

Seattle started the season 0-2, but beat the Chicago Bears 26-0 last week. The Seahawks will try to add to the Lions problems on the offensive line and further the duress that quarterback Matt Stafford has been under.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit garysheltonsports@gmail.com.

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