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Seahawks 2021 Schedule: 17-game season opens at Colts, 5 primetime games

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks open the 2021 season in Indianapolis against the Colts. (Getty)

The Seahawks’ 2021 schedule has been released and the team will start the first-ever 17-game regular season on the road in Indianapolis against the Colts. Additionally, the Seahawks will be playing in five primetime games, with three of those games coming at home at Lumen Field.

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So, let’s look at the full regular season and preseason schedules for the Seahawks in 2021.

Regular Season Schedule

Week 1, Sept. 12: Seattle @ Indianapolis Colts

Week 2, Sept. 19: Seattle vs. Tennessee Titans

Week 3, Sept. 26: Seattle @ Minnesota Vikings

Week 4, Oct. 3: Seattle @ San Francisco 49ers

Week 5, Oct. 7: Seattle vs. Los Angeles Rams – Thursday Night Football

Week 6, Oct. 17: Seattle @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday Night Football

Week 7, Oct. 25: Seattle vs. New Orleans Saints – Monday Night Football

Week 8, Oct. 31: Seattle vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 9: BYE WEEK

Week 10, Nov. 14: Seattle @ Green Bay Packers

Week 11, Nov. 21: Seattle vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 12, Nov. 29: Seattle @ Washington Football Team – Monday Night Football

Week 13, Dec. 5: Seattle vs 49ers – Sunday Night Football

Week 14, Dec. 12: Seattle @ Houston Texans

Week 15, Dec. 19: Seattle @ Los Angeles Rams

Week 16, Dec. 26: Seattle vs. Chicago Bears

Week 17,  Jan. 2: Seattle vs. Detroit Lions

Week 18, Jan. 9: Seattle @ Arizona Cardinals

Preseason Schedule

Aug. 13-16: Seattle @ Las Vegas Raiders

Aug. 20-23: Seattle vs Denver Broncos

Aug. 28: Seattle vs Los Angeles Chargers

Schedule Notes

• With the new 17-game regular season, the Seahawks will have nine road games and eight home games. Seattle will be home for two of its three preseason games, though.

• The Seahawks again will be a major primetime team in 2021 with five primetime games, including three in a row from Week 5 to Week 7. Three of Seattle’s primetime games will be in Seattle while two are on the road. It is worth noting, though, that the NFL can flex the Seahawks in and out of primetime games from Week 7 onward, aside from the team’s Monday Night Football game against Washington in Week 12.

• Unlike the last two seasons, the Seahawks will close the season against the Cardinals and not the 49ers. Seattle did play in Arizona in Week 17 of last year, however, due to the 49ers dealing with strict COVID-19 restrictions in California.

• The Seahawks face the entirety of the NFC West twice (as per usual), as well as all four teams in the AFC South and NFC North.

• The Seahawks face the Packers, Washington Football Team and Saints as those three teams, like the Seahawks, won their divisions in 2020.

• When the schedule officially became a 17-game schedule, the Steelers were added to the Seahawks’ list of opponents as the Steelers were an AFC division winner.

• Seattle will be the first team to face Carson Wentz in a Colts uniform. The No. 2 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft was traded to Indianapolis from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.

• Looking at opposing quarterbacks, he Seahawks will see a Drew Brees-less Saints team as he retired, and they may see a Aaron Rodgers-less Packers team a it’s reported he wants out of Green Bay. What Seattle will see, though, is No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars, who Seattle faces in Week 8 on Halloween.

• And after no fans in the stands for Seattle’s home games last year, there should be fans in some capacity in 2021, either in starting in Seattle’s second preseason game or in the Week 2 home opener against the Titans.

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