When the calendar flips to 2019, the Seattle Seahawks will be playing playoff football. The road to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta goes through Kansas City in the AFC and New Orleans in the NFC. For the Seahawks, their path to an NFL championship starts next week against the Dallas Cowboys.
The start times for next week’s opening round of the postseason are now confirmed, and Seattle’s game has been slotted for Saturday, January 5th on FOX. It’ll be a primetime offering with a 5:15 PM PT kickoff at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Seattle hasn’t played a primetime road game since their Week 2 loss against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, and have never had a primetime playoff road game in franchise history.
Seattle is undefeated at “JerryWorld” in the Russell Wilson era, and indeed haven’t even given up a touchdown at that stadium, holding the Cowboys to four field goals in 2015 and 2017. The Seahawks beat the Cowboys in Seattle 24-13 in Week 3 of this season, but that was with Doug Baldwin and Justin Britt not playing, Earl Thomas’ final full game of the year, and Dallas hadn’t yet traded for Amari Cooper. I’m sure the rematch will provide plenty of intrigue and a lot of eyeballs given the star power both teams possess.
Here is the full wild card schedule:
Saturday, January 5th
#6 Indianapolis Colts at #3 Houston Texans (1:40 PM PT, ESPN/ABC)
#5 Seattle Seahawks at #4 Dallas Cowboys (5:15 PM PT, FOX)
Sunday, January 6th
#5 Los Angeles Chargers at #4 Baltimore Ravens (10:05 AM PT, CBS)
#6 Philadelphia Eagles at #3 Chicago Bears (1:40 PM PT, NBC)