The 2020 NFL regular season schedule is set to be released on Thursday, May 7th at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Roger Goodell is extra nice this offseason and has decided that teams can release their schedules a half-hour earlier, so we don’t have to sift through inane NFL Network babble.
Sensible people like us know that in this era of social media and insider sources who can spit things out like rapid fire, we are going to have many pieces of the puzzle filled out before the “official” release. If that sounds familiar, I’ve used this line in some form for two years running.
Anyway, this post contains everything from rumored dates and times across the league, any pertinent Seahawks news, strength-of-schedule, and more. When the Seahawks schedule is out, that will come in a separate article. We don’t even know if there will be a season due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the NFL is operating as if they’ll start on time.
Seahawks Opponents 2020
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Seahawks strength-of-schedule ranking
Seattle’s strength-of-schedule is tied for 13th toughest, with six games against 2019 playoff teams. This obviously doesn’t mean a whole lot because the New England Patriots were one of those playoff teams and they... changed a bit this offseason.
Seahawks confirmations, rumors, and leaks
Report: Seahawks vs. Vikings on Sunday Night Football - Week 6
Hearing Vikings at Seahawks October 18th. Sunday Night Football.— Dave “Softy” Mahler (@Softykjr) May 7, 2020
Leak: Seahawks at 49ers in Week 17
So far I’ve got:— KP (@KP_Show) May 7, 2020
Week 1 - vs. Kyler
Week 2 - @ Darnold
Week 3 - @ Jones
Week 7 - vs. Tua
Week 10 - @ Brees
Week 15 - @ Dak
Week 17 - vs. Russhttps://t.co/vzh8IlXq6e
NFL schedule confirmations, rumors, and leaks
Report: NFL will schedule NFC vs. AFC matchups for first four weeks (This turned out to be bogus)
.@JohnClaytonNFL tells @937theFan that the NFL schedule will be NFC vs AFC for the 1st 4 weeks of the season. Steelers play the NFC East. So 1st 4 games would be Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, and Giants.— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) May 6, 2020
Report: Bears at Packers on Sunday Night Football on 11/29
Report: Tom Brady’s Buccaneers debut will be at New Orleans Saints
Report: Texans at Chiefs to open 2020 NFL season
NFL SCHEDULE LEAK:— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) May 7, 2020
The Chiefs will open the season at home on Thursday Night Football against the Texans.
Report: Raiders at Panthers in Week 1
The Matt Rhule era in Carolina will begin at home in Week 1 vs the Las Vegas Raiders, as @VicTafur strongly suggested. This assumes of course that there is a season and it starts on time.— Joe Person (@josephperson) May 7, 2020
Report: Bucs at Giants on November 2nd, MNF
I'm told #NYGiants will host Tom Brady and the Bucs on Monday Night Football on Nov. 2 at MetLife Stadium, per source.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) May 7, 2020
Would seem like the perfect setting for Eli Manning Ring of Honor induction, too, but that's just me.
49ers at Jets in Week 2, Patriots at Jets on Monday Night Football on 11/9
Cowboys at Rams on Sunday Night Football, Week 1