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Seahawks 2019 Schedule: Seattle will most likely begin regular season at home

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

In the Russell Wilson era, the Seattle Seahawks have started Week 1 on the road five times out of seven seasons. The 2013 team was the only one to win its road opener, and I believe they won the Super Bowl that year. I’ll need someone in the comments section to do the heavy lifting for me and provide me visual evidence that this actually happened.

Anyway, we won’t know the Seahawks’ 2019 regular season schedule until April, but it’s a near certainty that they’re actually going to have a Week 1 home game for a pleasant change. Looking at their respective MLS and MLB schedules, the Seattle Sounders do not play on September 8th, while the Seattle Mariners are on the road that same day. With no conflicts in sight, that paves the way for the Seahawks to start at CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks have not lost a home opener since 2008, when the San Francisco 49ers beat them 33-30 in overtime. In fact, they are 14-0 at home in September under Carroll, the only undefeated team over the last eight years. Compare that with their September road record, which is just 3-13 and the second-worst mark in the NFL. Two of those wins include rallying from 20-3 down to beat the eventual 2-14 Houston Texans in overtime, and this season’s 20-17 win over the 3-13 Arizona Cardinals.

As for other scheduling conflicts, looking at Weeks 2, 4, and 5, the Seahawks are probably going to have road games on those dates. The Sounders are home on Sunday, September 15th and Sunday, October 6th, while the Mariners play their regular season finale on Sunday, September 29th. Of course, the Seahawks could always play a Monday night or Thursday night home game in one of those aforementioned weeks.

Here’s a reminder of what the 2019 opponents are.

Home Games

Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers

Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore Ravens

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away Games

Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns

Philadelphia Eagles

Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons