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Seahawks’ 2017 schedule will likely be released by April 21st

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If the NFL offseason is dominated by free agent signings in March, it’s the schedule release and the draft that take up the football talk in April. Well guess what? It’s April, and we’re going to talk about the NFL schedule.

The preseason opponents list should be released within the next week or two, but the regular season schedule is expected to be unveiled between April 17th and the 21st. As I noted earlier, the Seahawks are almost guaranteed to play week one on the road, unless they’re the late game on the Monday night doubleheader. They also have scheduling conflicts with the Mariners and Sounders for weeks three, six, and seven.

Teams cannot have more than six primetime appearances in the regular season — actually, only three teams are allowed to have six, while the others max out at five — but every team is guaranteed at least one. The Seahawks managed five last year, and I have to think that they’re good for at least four this year.

Here’s a reminder of the Seahawks opponents for the upcoming season:

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Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles Rams, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis

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Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Dallas, Green Bay, Tennessee, Jacksonville