The NFL confirmed a 17-game regular season and 3-game preseason effective immediately, so the 2021 season will embark a new chapter for the league. They are the only major sports league that will have an odd number of regular season games, which is just weird. The NBA and NHL typically play 82 in non-pandemic years, Major League Baseball plays 162 games, and Major League Soccer play 34. It looks so out of place.
Anyway, the NFL schedule will not be released until sometime shortly after the Draft, so we know all of the opponents but not the dates. The additional game means that Seattle will once again play at the Pittsburgh Steelers, having done so in 2019. Russell Wilson has thrown eight touchdown passes to no interceptions in his two starts against Pittsburgh.
You may not be a fan of the Seahawks playing nine road games but this will alternate every other year and we may yet see one of these road games become “neutral site” in London or Mexico City or wherever the NFL wants to go for its international conquests.
Here’s the finalized list of Seahawks opponents for 2021, with a little note on the preseason:
Three teams TBD, but two of those games will be at home due to nine road games in the regular season. The big thing is that the date that would normally be the fourth preseason matchup will now be a bye week, so that means there will be two weeks between the last preseason game and the regular season opener.
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams