The 2017 Seattle Seahawks were unusually bad at home. They finished just 4-4, losing three of their last four at CenturyLink Field, including the unthinkable 42-7 disaster against the Los Angeles Rams. It’s the worst home record the Seahawks have ever had in the Russell Wilson era, and the hope is that 2018 is a different story.
With the 2018 NFL regular season just about three months away, what Seahawks home game are you eager to see the most? Here’s a refresher of Seattle’s home schedule before you make your decision:
Week 3 - Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were eliminated from playoff contention in their own stadium by the Seahawks last Christmas Eve. This is the first time the Dak-era Cowboys will play a regular season game in Seattle, having previously visited in an impressive preseason outing in 2016.
Week 5 - Los Angeles Rams
Revenge for 42-7. Enough said.
Week 9 - Los Angeles Chargers
Somehow the schedule worked itself out that the Seahawks’ third home game isn’t until November 4th. The Chargers were very close to making the playoffs despite an 0-4 start and a 3-6 record by mid-November. Assuming Philip Rivers doesn’t look his age (36 years old) in 2018, the other Los Angeles team could be a Super Bowl contender. They have a very talented defense and a healthy Keenan Allen, who is one of the better receivers in the game. The loss of TE Hunter Henry sure hurts, and you know how snake-bitten the Chargers have been with injuries.
Week 11 - Green Bay Packers (primetime game)
I know, it’s the Packers again. Green Bay has won the last three, all at Lambeau Field, but the home team has prevailed every time in the Wilson-era Packers-Seahawks rivalry. Jimmy Graham will make his return to Seattle as a member of the Packers, a team that could be in serious jeopardy of implosion if they don’t make a serious playoff run again under Mike McCarthy. Maybe Aaron Rodgers won’t be a Packer for life as one would assume.
Week 13 - San Francisco 49ers (primetime game)
Will you boo or cheer Richard Sherman when he’s back at CenturyLink Field but wearing a 49ers jersey? San Francisco is considered to be a playoff hopeful, primarily because of their strong finish to last season under Jimmy Garropolo. If he’s even halfway decent, the 49ers look talented enough to at least be competitive for the first time since Jim Harbaugh’s departure.
By the way, the 49ers haven’t won in Seattle since 2011, so Russell Wilson will look to keep his unbeaten home record against San Fran intact.
Week 14 - Minnesota Vikings (primetime game)
Seattle’s lone Monday Night Football appearance last year saw them lose at home to the Atlanta Falcons, making the team’s first MNF defeat since 2004. The Vikings made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game, only to be embarrassed by the Philadelphia Eagles. Replacing Case Keenum at quarterback is Kirk Cousins, who led a game-winning drive against the Seahawks last year while with Washington.
Of note, the Vikings acquired Sheldon Richardson in free agency, while the Seahawks picked up former Vikings Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen.
Week 16 - Kansas City Chiefs (primetime game)
The Patrick Mahomes era begins in Kansas City. Andy Reid has plenty of offensive talent at his disposal, including Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and Sammy Watkins. What remains to be seen is how the Chiefs defense will look after a brutal 30th DVOA ranking last year. It was the most Chiefs thing ever to give up a 21-3 halftime lead to a terrible Tennessee Titans squad, and now they’re without Marcus Peters, whom they traded to the Los Angeles Rams. They can only hope Kendall Fuller is as good a replacement.
Kansas City hasn’t played at Seattle in the regular season since 2010, a 42-24 rout for the Matt Cassel-led Chiefs that year.
Week 17 - Arizona Cardinals
Bruce Arians is gone. Can the Seahawks PLEASE finally beat this team at home again? Three straight years of them coming away with wins is more than enough.
Okay! That should keep you up to speed. Now go vote!
The 2018 Seahawks home game I want to see the most is...
This poll is closed
Dallas Cowboys (Week 3, Home Opener)
Los Angeles Rams (Week 5)
Los Angeles Chargers (Week 9)
Green Bay Packers (Week 11, Thursday Night Football)
San Francisco 49ers (Week 13, Sunday Night Football)
Minnesota Vikings (Week 14, Monday Night Football)
Kansas City Chiefs (Week 16, Sunday Night Football)
Arizona Cardinals (Week 17)