It’s that wonderful time of the year! Tonight at 8 PM ET on NFL Network and ESPN, we’ll have the full release of the 2017 NFL Regular Season schedule. How many primetime games will the Seattle Seahawks get? What about 10 AM PT road trips out east? Will the NFL once again stick Titans-Jaguars on Thursday Night Football? So many questions, and we’ll soon know the answers to all of them in just hours.
This post contains everything from rumored dates and times across the league, any pertinent Seahawks news, strength-of-schedule, and more. A separate post will be made once the Seahawks schedule is out.
Seahawks strength-of-schedule ranking
The Seahawks are near the bottom of the NFL in terms of opposition winning percentage from the 2016 season. They’re tied with Minnesota at 25th (at .455), although we know that some great teams are destined to fall off (see: last year’s Panthers), while some awful teams (Jaguars?) may be better than they were last season.
What we know about the Seahawks schedule
- Almost guaranteed to open the season on the road. The Mariners and Sounders are home on September 10th, so unless the Seahawks play a Monday night game, it’ll be a road trip to start the year.
- Almost guaranteed to play week 2 at home. Due to a Mariners home game in week 3, week 2 is free for the Seahawks to play at CenturyLink Field. NFL teams can’t have three straight road games to start the season.
- All of their non-NFC West road games could be 10 AM PT kickoffs. This is unlikely considering at least one of these games is good enough for primetime, but all of Seattle’s non-divisional road opponents are in the Central or Eastern time zones, so theoretically we could see five 10 AM start times.
Seahawks confirmations, rumors, and leaks
Report: Seahawks at Giants on October 22nd, per Mike Francesa.
Rumor: Falcons at Seahawks on Monday Night Football on November 20th.
Fresh from my source Code name: Bird Brain pic.twitter.com/NSv9gUjI9a— MikeBell929 (@MikeBellATL) April 20, 2017
Report: Eagles at Seahawks on Sunday, December 3rd.
#Eagles will have back-to-back West Coast games: Dec. 3 at Seattle and then Dec. 10 at L.A. Rams.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 20, 2017
Report: Seahawks will begin the season at Green Bay.
Report: Seahawks vs. 49ers at CLink for week 2.
Seahawks' first home game will reportedly be Sept. 17 against 49ers.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 20, 2017
Rumor: Seahawks at Jaguars on December 10th
NFL schedule confirmations, rumors, and leaks
Giants at Redskins will reportedly be the Thursday Night Football game on Thanksgiving night.
And now I know how I'll be spending my Thanksgiving. Redskins to host first Turkey Day game vs. Giants https://t.co/4aVm6uLR5N— Mike Hume (@MikeHumePost) April 20, 2017
League Network source: Broncos to open 2017 season at home vs LA Chargers on Monday night. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 20, 2017
Sources tell @MikeTriplett and me the Vikings will open at home on Monday night against the Saints.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) April 20, 2017
Super Bowl LI rematch will be on SNF.
The Super Bowl LI rematch between the Patriots and Falcons will be in Week 7 at Gillette Stadium: Oct. 22, Sunday night football.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) April 20, 2017
Report: Green Bay’s full home schedule
#Packers home schedule:— Kyle Cousineau (@KCousineau09) April 20, 2017
Wk 1 SEA
Wk 3 CIN
Wk 4 (TNF) CHI
Wk 7 NO
Wk 9 (MNF) DET
Wk 11 BAL
Wk 13 TB
wk 16 (Sat) MINN
Report: New England’s full schedule