The full NFL schedule for the 2021 season is set to be released Wednesday evening. Apparently in order to drum up interest in the schedule release the NFL announced the Week 1 schedule matchups Wednesday morning, and the Seattle Seahawks will open this coming season on the road.
The full slate of Week 1 FOX games:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 12, 2021
* Vikings at Bengals, 1 PM ET
* 49ers at Lions, 1 PM ET
* Eagles at Falcons, 1 PM ET
* Seahawks at Colts, 1 PM ET
* Broncos at Giants, 4:25 PM ET
* Packers at Saints, 4:25 PM ET
That’s at least one 10 AM Pacific Time start of the six possible early starts for the Seahawks when they take to the road this season. In addition, it will be the first time Seattle has faced the Indianapolis Colts in the regular season since Week 4 of the 2017 season. That 2017 matchup is remembered by many for the late game performance of J.D. McKissic, and it remains the lone multi-touchdown game of McKissic’s career.
However, the game may be more remembered by fans for the toll it took on the health of the roster that season. Not only was it the game in which running back Chris Carson was lost for the season, it was also the final time that defensive end Cliff Avril set foot on the field for the Seahawks.
Now it’s just a matter of waiting to learn the order in which the Seahawks will face the subsequent 16 opponents in the first year of the new 17 game schedule.