The Seahawks' 2019 schedule was released Wednesday, a slate of games that includes a season-opener at CenturyLink Field, five prime-time games, including four in a row late in the year, and back-to-back home games against NFC West foes to close out the season.
Here's a game-by-game breakdown of Seattle's 2019 regular-season schedule:
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8 vs Cincinnati Bengals, 1:05 p.m., CBS
The Seahawks open at home for just the seventh time in the last 20 years, and will host a Bengals team that hasn't come to Seattle since 2011, back when A.J. Green and Richard Sherman battled it out as rookies. The Seahawks have won their last six season-openers at CenturyLink Field, last losing a Week 1 game at home in 1999. And Seattle's 10 consecutive wins in home-openers is the longest streak in the NFL.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 10 a.m., FOX
The last meeting between these two teams, a 2015 game at CenturyLink Field, produced a thrilling 39-30 Seahawks victory. The Seahawks, who last played in Pittsburgh in 2011, will be looking to buck a trend of early-season road struggles when they travel to Heinz Field.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 22 vs New Orleans Saints, 1:25 p.m., CBS
The Saints and Seahawks have played some memorable games during the Pete Carroll/John Schneider era, from Seattle's stunning "Beast Quake" playoff win, to a 2013 win that helped Seattle secure the top seed in the NFC, to the Divisional Round win a month later that helped Seattle reach Super Bowl XLVIII, to a close loss in New Orleans in 2016. Both of these teams have been among the NFC's best franchises in recent years, meaning this game could very well have playoff implications despite taking place in Week 3.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29 at Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 p.m., FOX
The Seahawks are 5-0-1 in Arizona dating back to 2013—oddly, the home record against the Cardinals is not quite so stellar—and have been known to play some dramatic, down-to-the-wire games in the desert. This will also be Seattle's first look at whoever the Cardinals make the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft.
Week 5: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., FOX/NFL Network/Amazon**
The first of five prime-time games on Seattle's schedule has the Seahawks hosting the Rams on Thursday Night Football. After playing the defending NFC Champs tight in two losses last year, the Seahawks will be looking to finish the job this time in an early-season battle between NFC playoff contenders.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13 at Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m., FOX
Hopefully this game is more eventful than Seattle's last trip to Cleveland, a 2011 game that produced a 6-3 score line. With 2018 No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield emerging last year as one of the league's most exciting rookies, and with Odell Beckham Jr. joining the Browns this offseason, the Browns are suddenly one of the most exciting young teams in the AFC.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20 vs Baltimore Ravens, 1:25 p.m., FOX
Earl Thomas' return to Seattle will dominate headlines in the buildup to this week's game, but one of the most intriguing matchups in this game will be the battle between the league's top two rushing attacks.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 27 at Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m., FOX
Falcons coach Dan Quinn has won two in a row against his former team, including the Seahawks' last game in Atlanta, a playoff loss following the 2016 season. The Seahawks are looking for their first win in Atlanta since 2013.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:05 p.m., FOX
The Buccaneers' last trip to Seattle produced one of the biggest comebacks in Seahawks history, a 27-24 overtime win that saw the Seahawks overcome a 21-0 deficit.
Week 10: Monday, Nov. 11 at San Francisco 49ers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
The 49ers struggled last season with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo going down with an early-season knee injury, but showed some flashes of strong play late in the year, including in a win over the Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. With San Francisco potentially adding an impact player with the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, the 49ers should be a formidable foe despite a losing record in 2018.
Week 11: BYE
The Seahawks get a relatively late bye, which will be a welcome break for players who at this point will have gone through training camp, four preseason games and 10 straight regular-season games. A Week 5 Thursday night game will provide a mini-bye heading into Week 6, so a late bye week will space out Seattle's two breaks nicely.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24 at Philadelphia Eagles*, 5:20 p.m., NBC
The Seahawks have won four in a row against the Eagles, including a road victory in 2014, their last trip to Philadelphia. The Eagles have been in the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, including a Super Bowl-winning season in 2017, and have one of the league's best young quarterbacks in Carson Wentz, so this prime-time showdown could have big playoff implications.
Week 13: Monday, Dec. 2 vs Minnesota Vikings, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
The Seahawks host the Vikings on Monday night for the second straight season, and hope this game will go as well as the last meeting in which Seattle's defense played one of its best games of the season, shutting out the Vikings until late in the fourth quarter. Overall the Seahawks have won five straight against Minnesota.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8 at Los Angeles Rams*, 5:20 p.m., NBC
Seattle's second prime-time game against the Rams this season could help decide the NFC West if both teams are able to build off their 2018 success. All three of Seattle's games in L.A. since the Rams moved there have been one-score games, so another tight finish could be in the works. With the Rams set to move into their new stadium in 2020, this will be Pete Carroll's last game in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the building he called home for nine years while coaching USC.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15 at Carolina Panthers, 10 a.m., FOX
Another year, another game against the Panthers. Thanks in large part to the two teams frequently finishing in the same place in their respective divisions, the Panthers and Seahawks have played nine times since 2010, including two playoff games. This will be the second straight year the Seahawks have played in Charlotte, where they have won four straight regular-season games dating back to 2012.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22 vs Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX
As mentioned above, the Seahawks have enjoyed a lot of success in Arizona in recent years, but the Cardinals have also played the Seahawks tough in Seattle, winning three in a row at CenturyLink Field from 2015-2017 before the Seahawks ended that streak with a 27-24 win last December.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29 vs San Francisco 49ers, 1:25 p.m., FOX
The Seahawks close the regular season at home for the third straight year, and will look to extend an eight-game home winning streak against the 49ers.
Single-game tickets for all 2019 regular-season home games are on sale now at Seahawks.com/tickets.
* - Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change
** - NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change