Now that the Seahawks are eliminated from the postseason, it's a good time to revisit who and where the Seattle Seahawks will be playing in 2020.
Seattle will play the NFC East next season as well as the AFC East. The Seahawks then have games against the second-place finishers in the NFC South and NFC North.
Home: Rams, 49ers, Cardinals, Giants, Cowboys, Patriots, Vikings and Jets
Road: Rams, 49ers, Cardinals, Bills, Dolphins, Eagles, Redskins and Falcons
A few takeaways:
- The Seahawks loss to the 49ers in Week 17 makes their road schedule a little less advantageous for fans wanting to travel to see their team. A win would have meant that Seattle played in New Orleans next season. Now the Seahawks will travel to Atlanta for the second-straight season instead, which is a bummer for fans who were hoping to enjoy a weekend on Bourbon Street.
- Seattle’s loss to San Francisco also means that the Vikings, not the Packers, will visit CenturyLink Field in 2020.
- Barring primetime or late-window games, it looks like the Seahawks will be playing five East Coast games in the early window: Bills, Eagles, Dolphins, Falcons and Redskins. That’s an exhausting travel schedule. Seattle was an impressive 6-0 in the Eastern Time Zone in 2019.
- The Cowboys and Patriots stand as Seattle’s marquee home games. It will be the Seahawks first look at the Mike McCarthey-led Cowboys. What will New England look like after the offseason? Will Tom Brady still be the Patriots starting quarterback?
- There's a noticeable absence from next year's schedule: The Carolina Panthers. That felt like an annual matchup for Seattle. However, the Seahawks will still see Ron Rivera when they travel to Washington as he's the Redskins new head coach. Seattle will play three first-year head coaches in total with Joe Judge and the New York Giants being the third.