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A Game-By-Game Breakdown Of The Seattle Seahawks' 2018 Schedule

A game-by-game look at the Seahawks' 2018 schedule, which includes five prime-time games and the team’s first trip to London.


The Seahawks' 2018 schedule was released on Thursday, and now that we know the details, let's take a game-by-game look at the schedule, which includes five prime-time games and the team's first trip to London. As a reminder, single-game tickets for Seahawks home games are on sale now.

Week 1: Sun. 9/9 at Denver Broncos, 1:25 p.m., FOX

The Seahawks open on the road for the second straight season, and will do so against a former AFC West rival. This will be Seattle's first regular-season game in Denver since a 2010 loss at Mile High Stadium. Since then the Seahawks have played the Broncos twice, beating them in Super Bowl XLVIII, then again in the 2014 regular season.

Week 2: Mon. 9/17 at Chicago Bears, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

The Seahawks open their season with consecutive road games for the third time in eight years, having also done so in 2011 and 2015. On a positive note, playing in Chicago in September beats a late-season trip there when weather can be a serious factor.

Week 3: Sun. 9/23 vs Dallas Cowboys, 1:25 p.m., FOX

The Seahawks have won nine straight home openers, a streak that includes Russell Wilson's and Bobby Wagner's first home game as Seahawks, a 2012 victory over the Cowboys. This is a rematch of Seattle's Christmas Eve victory over the Cowboys in 2017.

Week 4: Sun. 9/30 at Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 p.m., FOX

The Seahawks are 4-0-1 in their last five at Arizona, but will be facing a Cardinals squad led by a new head coach, Steve Wilks, and a new starting quarterback, as Arizona has overhauled that spot, led by the acquisition of former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford.

Week 5: Sun. 10/7 vs Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX

The defending NFC West champs return to the place where they helped lock down the division title late last season. It's safe to say the Seahawks are expecting a much better performance out of themselves this time around.

Week 6: Sun. 10/14 at Oakland Raiders (London), 10 a.m., FOX

The Seahawks will play in London for the first time, taking part in the first NFL game at the new home of Tottenham Hotspur. As expected, the Seahawks will have their bye the following week to allow some recovery time after the long trip.

Week 7: Sun. 10/21 BYE

Week 8: Sun. 10/28 at Detroit Lions, 10 a.m., FOX

Seattle's first game in Detroit since 2012 will see the Seahawks going against a number of familiar faces, including cornerback DeShawn Shead and tight end Luke Willson, who both signed with the Lions this offseason, as well as receiver Golden Tate.

Week 9: Sun. 11/4 vs Los Angeles Chargers, 1:05 p.m., CBS

The Chargers come to Seattle for the first time since 2010, a memorable Seahawks victory that included kick return touchdowns by Leon Washington, and two interceptions by a rookie free safety named Earl Thomas.

Week 10: Sun. 11/11 at Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., CBS

The Seahawks earned one of their most impressive victories of the season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last year, and this again figures to be an important game in the division standings. This season marks the first time since 2009 these teams won't see each other late in the season, with the Rams having played in Seattle in December or January every year since 2010.

Week 11: Thu. 11/15 vs Green Bay Packers, 5:20 p.m., FOX/NFLN

The Seahawks and Packers play in different divisions, but this is starting to feel like a rivalry game nonetheless, as the two teams have played six times since the 2012 season, including the Seahawks' memorable NFC championship game victory at CenturyLink Field in January of 2015. Since then the Packers have won three straight, all at Lambeau Field.

Week 12: Sun. 11/25 at Carolina Panthers, 10 a.m., FOX

The final of Seattle's three 10 a.m. PT games—they had none last year—comes against another familiar non-division opponent. This will be the seventh matchup, postseason included, between these two teams since 2012. Most recently the Seahawks beat the Panthers 40-7 at CenturyLink Field in 2016.

Week 13: Sun. 12/2 vs San Francisco 49ers, 5:20 p.m., NBC

Richard Sherman's much anticipated return to CenturyLink Field will take place in prime time. More significantly, by this late in the season, we'll know just how real the 49ers' strong finish to the 2017 season was, and just how good quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is in his first full season as a starter.

Week 14: Mon. 12/10 vs Minnesota Vikings, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

One of the NFC's top teams in 2017 comes to Seattle for a Monday night showdown in Week 14, but with a new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, leading the way. This game features a free agency swap, of sorts, at defensive tackle, with the Seahawks adding former Vikings Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen, and the Vikings signing Sheldon Richardson.

Week 15: Sun. 12/16 at San Francisco 49ers, 1:05 p.m., FOX

The Seahawks and 49ers play for the second time in three weeks, with the Seahawks looking to improve a perfect 4-0 record at Levi's Stadium.

Week 16: Sun. 12/23 vs Kansas City Chiefs, 5:20 p.m., NBC

Seattle's final prime-time game comes against Andy Reid's Chiefs, who have made the playoffs in four of the past five seasons, including back-to-back division titles. The Chiefs still figure to be one of the AFC's top teams, but are starting a new era at quarterback with Patrick Mahomes after trading longtime starter Alex Smith to Washington.

Week 17: Sun. 12/30 vs Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX

The Seahawks close out their regular season by hosting the Cardinals for a second straight season. As noted above, the Seahawks have enjoyed success in Arizona in recent years, but oddly enough, struggled at home against the Cardinals, losing four of the past five.