The NFL intends to start the 2020 regular season on time even though we’re dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. With that in mind, the schedule release is just one day away.
This is obviously a later than normal release — I believe preseason schedules will be announced too — but honestly I think they should make it permanent anyway, especially as it’s enough time after the NFL Draft and the bulk of the free agency wave to determine which teams should get primetime treatment.
Officially, the schedule will be released at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NFL Network. We are smarter than that and realize that ace reporters throughout the league will get this info much sooner out so we don’t have to watch talking heads analyze potential December matchups in May. Actually, as I was writing this, news came out that Roger Goodell said teams can release the full thing before the TV show.
A TBL Exclusive from @brian_giuffra:— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) May 6, 2020
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has communicated to teams that they can release their individual schedules a half hour before the show begins on their social media platforms.https://t.co/sktPrfFq6H
Earlier this year I wrote that Sounders and Mariners games would likely put the Seahawks on the road in Weeks 1 and 2. It’s possible that the NFL still adheres to those potential scheduling conflicts, but the pandemic may render it all moot.
Here are the Seahawks’ opponents for this year:
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers