BY SPNW Staff 07:03PM 04/17/2019

Seahawks have four prime-time games in a row

The NFL has booked the Seahawks for four prime-time games in a row (five total) around a Nov. 18 bye. They also have four road games starting at 10 a.m. PT.

The Seahawks open at home for just the seventh time in the past 20 seasons. / Seahawks.com

The Seahawks had better be good, because late next season, they’re in for a long-term national closeup. Four games in a row, wrapped around a Week 11 bye, will be in prime-time. Since the Seahawks have a league-best 26-5-1 in the big shows, the pressure figures to be manageable.

At least now they have the game’s leading man, the handsomely compensated Russell Wilson.

The 2019 NFL schedule released Wednesday night shows a Week 10 Monday night game at San Francisco Nov. 11, followed by the Nov. 18 bye. The Seahawks play the Sunday night game at Philadelphia Nov. 24. Another Monday night game, this one at the Clink, is Dec. 2 versus Minnesota. The run of spotlights concludes Dec. 8 in the Los Angeles Coliseum against the Rams.

The Rams and Seahawks also meet Sunday night, Oct. 3, at the Clink.

The five prime-time games are the maximum the NFL allows, and is the seventh year in a row the Seahawks will play four or more. The three on the road are the most for the Seahawks since 2014. Ten other teams also have five.

For fans who believe in the bad juju of disrupted body clocks, the Seahawks have four road games that start at 10 a.m. PT: Week 2 at Pittsburgh, Week 6 at Cleveland, Week 8 at Atlanta and Week 15 at Carolina. That game at Carolina — the Seahawks’ 10th against the Panthers since 2010, including postseason — is the second part of the only back-to-back road trips on the slate, following the second Rams game.

The Seahawks had two 10 a.m. games last season (not counting London) and none in 2017.

The return of FS Earl Thomas is Oct. 20, when the Baltimore Ravens show up, and CB Richard Sherman will be at the season finale with the 49ers Dec. 29.

The Seahawks and the University of Washington do not have road trips that line up this season. But Washington State football fans could have a long weekend in the Bay Area. The Cougars play at Cal Nov. 9, ahead of the Seahawks-49ers Nov. 11.

2019 Seahawks schedule
Preseason
Day                 Date                Opponent                              Time (PT)        TV
Thursday         Aug. 8             Denver Broncos                     7:00 p.m.           Q13 FOX
Sunday            Aug. 18           at Minnesota Vikings             5:00 p.m.           FOX
Saturday          Aug. 24           at Los Angeles Chargers       7:00 p.m.           Q13 FOX
Thursday         Aug. 29           Oakland Raiders                    7:00 p.m.           Q13 FOX
 
Regular Season
Day                 Date                Opponent                              Time (PT)        TV
Sunday            Sept. 8             Cincinnati Bengals                1:05 p.m.           CBS
Sunday            Sept. 15           at Pittsburgh Steelers             10:00 a.m.         FOX
Sunday            Sept. 22           New Orleans Saints               1:25 p.m.           CBS
Sunday            Sept. 29           at Arizona Cardinals              1:05 p.m.           FOX
Thursday         Oct. 3              Los Angeles Rams                 5:20 p.m.           FOX/NFLN
Sunday            Oct. 13            at Cleveland Browns*           10:00 a.m.          FOX
Sunday            Oct. 20            Baltimore Ravens*                1:25 p.m.           FOX
Sunday            Oct. 27            at Atlanta Falcons*                10:00 a.m.         FOX
Sunday            Nov. 3             Tampa Bay Buccaneers*       1:05 p.m.            FOX
Monday           Nov. 11           at San Francisco 49ers           5:15 p.m.           ESPN
Sunday            Nov. 17           Bye Week
Sunday            Nov. 24           at Philadelphia Eagles*         5:20 p.m.            NBC
Monday           Dec. 2              Minnesota Vikings                5:15 p.m.           ESPN
Sunday            Dec. 8              at Los Angeles Rams*           5:20 p.m.           NBC
Sunday            Dec. 15            at Carolina Panthers*            10:00 a.m.          FOX
Sunday            Dec. 22            Arizona Cardinals*               1:25 p.m.            FOX
Sunday            Dec. 29            San Francisco 49ers*             1:25 p.m.           FOX
 
* Game time subject to NFL flexible scheduling

 

 


YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    Seems like an easy enough schedule but still have to win the games. And typically teams that were losers bounce back the following season.

  • Kevin Lynch

    They play quite a few reputable QB’s, especially if the Niners have their man back for both games. Getting 10 wins will not be easy and that’s especially true if Doug is unavailable for long stretches and the O-line does not improve.