Just like the 2015 season, the Seattle Seahawks will apparently be starting the 2018 NFL regular season with two straight road games.
Denver-based reporter Mike Klis says that the Seahawks are going to the Mile High City to play the Denver Broncos on September 9th. It would presumably be a 1:25 PM PT kickoff on FOX. The last time Seattle played at Denver, Matt Hasselbeck threw three interceptions and the Broncos crushed the Seahawks 31-14 in Week 2 of the 2010 campaign. Of course, happier times have included winning Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2nd, 2014 with a 43-8 thrashing of Peyton Manning and company, followed by a thrilling 26-20 overtime win at CenturyLink Field in Week 3 of the 2014 season.
Most of the players from even the 2014 game in Seattle are long gone. Both the Broncos and Seahawks missed the playoffs last year, but Denver will hope to turn things around with Case Keenum at quarterback. Keenum has won his last two starts against Seattle, both as a member of the Rams.
Let it be known that the Broncos are 17-1 in their last 18 home openers, and there’s also this.
This would suck.— John Gilbert (@SeahawksMachine) April 19, 2018
Broncos home field advantage is better earlier in the season, due to higher temperatures I would guess.
Broncos have won 79% of their September home games since 1978. https://t.co/Z1fjLYcB8S
The second road game would be a Monday Night Football matchup at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears, according to a leaked Bears schedule. Seattle hasn’t played at Chicago since a certain game in 2012 that will go down as one of the greatest wins of the Russell Wilson era. The Bears have a new head coach, renewed hope, a franchise quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky, and might be a surprise playoff team next season.
Seattle’s full schedule will be released at 5 PM PT.