The 2021 NFL schedule is officially out!
All 32 team schedules, including the Seattle Seahawks, were released on Wednesday during the NFL Network’s “Schedule Release ’21” show at 5 p.m. PT.
The 2021 NFL season is the first of its kind considering this season has expanded to 17 regular-season games and just three preseason games as part of the 2020 collective bargaining agreement.
For months we’ve known who Seattle’s opponents would be, but now 12s can officially mark their calendars and set their alarms with kick off times. Drum roll please…
Here’s the Seahawks regular-season slate:
WEEK 1: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts @10 a.m. on Sept. 12
WEEK 2: Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans @ 1:25 p.m. on Sept. 19
WEEK 3: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings @ 1:25 p.m. on Sept. 26
WEEK 4: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers @ 1:05 p.m. on Oct. 3
WEEK 5: Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams @ 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 7 for Thursday Night Football.
WEEK 6: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers @ 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 17 for Sunday Night Football.
WEEK 7: Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints @ 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 25 for Monday Night Football.
WEEK 8: Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars @ 1:05 p.m. on Oct. 31.
WEEK 9: BYE
WEEK 10: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers @ 1:25 p.m. on Nov. 14.
WEEK 11: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals @ 1:25 p.m. on Nov. 21.
WEEK 12: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team @ 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 29 for Monday Night Football.
WEEK 13: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers @ 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 5 for Sunday Night Football.
WEEK 14: Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans @ 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 12.
WEEK 15: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams @ 1:25 p.m. on Dec. 19.
WEEK 16: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears @ 1:05 p.m. on Dec. 26.
WEEK 17: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions @ 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 2.
WEEK 18: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals @ 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 9.
As Seahawks Insider Joe Fann noted, Seattle will have five primetime games this season.
LOOKING BACK TO 2020
The Seahawks finished the 2020 NFL season with a 12-4 record and clinched the NFC West crown for the first time since 2016. Ultimately, Seattle fell short of its Super Bowl-sized expectations when its run in the playoffs ended in the Wild Card Round to the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks will return mainstays like Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Bobby Wagner as they look to make another championship run in 2021.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Other dates to watch this season include NFL Kickoff Weekend beginning on Thursday night, September 9, and the regular season ending on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.
The 2022 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 6 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and the season will conclude with Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022.