As many “12’s ” anticipated, the Seattle Seahawks will open defense of their Super Bowl championship on the home field Thursday night September 4 against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
From a travel perspective, the front part of the schedule is more favorable to the Hawks, including a week 4 Bye. The final month-and-a half appears to be more challenging with long flights and battles against NFC West division foes.
Seattle’s 2014 regular season schedule features four prime-time games, including Thanksgiving night against the rival 49ers at their new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Hawks also have a Monday night contest week 5 in the nation’s capitol against the Washington Redskins, and a Sunday night game in Glendale, Arizona against the Cardinals in week 16.
The home games include a Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos in week 3, Dallas Cowboys in week 6, Oakland Raiders in week 9, and the New York Giants the following Sunday. The Cardinals come to CenturyLink Field in week 12, along with the 49ers in week 15, and the St. Louis Rams in the final game of the season.
Road games include week 2 at San Diego, at St. Louis in week 7, then back to Carolina in week 8. Seattle heads to Kansas City in week 11, and Philadelphia in week 14 after that Thanksgiving game against the Niners.
With the NFL’s ‘flex” television schedule there is a strong chance more Seahawks games could move to Sunday night prime time. The league will start the flexing in week 5 instead of week 11 as in previous years.
-Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan-
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