Seahawks 2020 preseason schedule set with games to start in August

May 19, 2020, 4:31 PM
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The Seahawks will host the first game of the Las Vegas chapter of Raiders history. (Getty)

The Seahawks have something set for what as this point is a candidate to serve as the return of pro Seattle sports.

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The team announced its full preseason schedule on Tuesday afternoon, with a home game against the Raiders scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.

That exhibition game will go into the record books, as it will be the first contest in the history of the Las Vegas Raiders. The franchise has relocated for the third time ahead of the 2020 season after a 24-year stint in Oakland (1995-2019), which followed 12 years in Los Angeles (1982-94) and an initial 21-year run in Oakland (1960-81).

The Seahawks will be back in action nine days later in a 5 p.m. game in Houston against the Texans on Saturday, Aug. 22. They then will have a short turnaround and return to CenturyLink Field for a 7 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Aug. 27. A 5 p.m. road game on Thursday, Sept. 3 against the Minnesota Vikings will serve as the preseason finale.

The NFL’s regular season schedules were released earlier this month. Before Tuesday, preseason opponents were known but not the dates, times and venues of the games.

All Seahawks games – preseason, regular season and postseason – air live on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with former wide receiver Steve Raible, the voice of the Seahawks, on play-by-play duties. He is joined by color commentator Dave Wyman, a former Seahawks linebacker and longtime 710 ESPN Seattle host, currently of Bob, Dave and Moore.

While the dates and times are set, there is no telling what the stadiums will look like once the preseason rolls around because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Could they be empty, with sparsely populated crowds, or will things will be back to business as usual? All are possible at this point.

Here’s a look at the Seahawks’ full preseason and regular season schedules:

Seahawks preseason

Game 1, Aug. 13: Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders (7 p.m.)
Game 2, Aug. 22: Seahawks at Houston Texas (5 p.m.)
Game 3, Aug. 27: Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Chargers (7 p.m.)
Game 4, Sept. 3: Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (5 p.m.)

Regular season

All games Sunday unless otherwise noted

Week 1, Sept. 13: Seattle at Atlanta Falcons
Week 2, Sept. 20: Seattle vs New England Patriots – Sunday Night Football
Week 3, Sept. 27: Seattle vs Dallas Cowboys
Week 4, Oct. 4: Seattle at Miami Dolphins
Week 5, Oct. 11: Seattle vs Minnesota Vikings – Sunday Night Football
Week 6: BYE WEEK
Week 7, Oct. 25: Seattle at Arizona Cardinals
Week 8, Nov. 1: Seattle vs San Francisco 49ers
Week 9, Nov. 8: Seattle at Buffalo Bills
Week 10, Nov. 15: Seattle at Los Angeles Rams
Week 11, Nov. 19: Seattle vs Arizona Cardinals – Thursday Night Football
Week 12, Nov. 30: Seattle at Philadelphia Eagles – Monday Night Football
Week 13, Dec. 6: Seattle vs New York Giants
Week 14, Dec. 13: Seattle vs New York Jets
Week 15, Dec. 20: Seattle at Washington Redskins
Week 16, Dec. 27: Seattle vs Los Angeles Rams
Week 17, Jan. 3: Seattle at San Francisco 49ers

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