Seahawks open at Rams, play 5 prime-time games in 2015

Apr 21, 2015, 5:08 PM | Updated: Apr 22, 2015, 10:54 am
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The Seahawks won’t play at home until the third week of the season, they’ll go 35 straight days without playing a road game in the second half of the year and they’ll match the most prime-time dates in franchise history.
Those are just three of Seattle’s headlines as the NFL announced its schedule on Tuesday evening.

Here’s a working list of what you need to know:

1. Can’t miss game: Seahawks at Packers, Week 2, Sunday Night Football

A rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game, which the Seahawks won by scoring three touchdowns in a span of less than 6 minutes total as they came back to clinch a Super Bowl berth. The Seahawks are playing in Green Bay, a place where they haven’t won since 1999 when Mike Holmgren beat his former team in his first year with the Seahawks.

2. National homecoming

Seattle plays two home games in prime-time, hosting Detroit on Monday night in Week 4 and the Cardinals on Sunday night in Week 10. That’s double the home prime-time games Seattle had last year when the Seahawks’ only prime-time home game was the regular-season opener aka the one prime-time home game Seattle was assured by virtue of its Super Bowl victory. It seemed like Seattle was being punished for building such a great home-field advantage. Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks are 8-0 in prime-time games at home and only one of those has been decided by fewer than 10 points.

3. November to remember

The Seahawks play at Dallas on Nov. 1, a game against the defending NFC East champs that is notable because it is the last game before Seattle’s bye, which comes in Week 9. It’s also the only road game Seattle plays in the month of November. After the bye, the Seahawks play three consecutive home games before going back on the road to play at Minnesota on Dec. 6. That’s 35 straight days without playing on the road.

4. Road weary

The Seahawks begin the season on the road for the fourth time in five seasons. This season, though, they play their first two games on the road. It’s the sixth time that Seattle has begun a season with back-to-back road games. The last time was 2011 when Seattle started 0-2 after losses at San Francisco and Pittsburgh. However, that’s the exception because Seattle has started 2-0 in three of the five seasons that have begun with back-to-back road games.

5. Held at Bay

For the past three seasons, Seattle’s pair of meetings with San Francisco were the two dates everyone looked for first. Well, the 49ers missed the playoffs, Jim Harbaugh is now coaching Michigan and suddenly those two games against the 49ers aren’t as alluring. Seattle will play at San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 22 on CBS. It’s the third time in four years that Seattle has played its road game at San Francisco on a short week. The Seahawks host the 49ers on Nov. 22.

The complete schedule, with home games in bold:

Week Date Time Opponent
1 Sept. 13 10 a.m. at Rams
2 Sept. 20 5:30 p.m. at Packers (Sunday night)
3 Sept. 27 1:25 p.m. Bears
4 Oct. 5 5:30 p.m. Lions (Monday night)
5 Oct. 11 10 a.m. at Bengals
6 Oct. 18 1:05 p.m. Panthers
7 Oct. 22 5:25 p.m. at 49ers (Thursday night)
8 Nov. 1 1:25 p.m. at Cowboys
9 BYE
10 Nov. 15 5:30 p.m. Cardinals (Sunday night)
11 Nov. 22 1:25 p.m. 49ers
12 Nov. 29 1:25 p.m. Steelers
13 Dec. 6 10 a.m. at Vikings
14 Dec. 13 5:30 p.m. at Ravens (Sunday night)
15 Dec. 20 1:05 p.m. Browns
16 Dec. 27 1:25 p.m. Rams
17 Jan. 3, 2016 1:25 p.m. at Cardinals

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