The Seahawks' 2022 schedule was announced on Thursday, and it features an intriguing Week 1 matchup on Monday Night Football, a trip to Germany and a closing stretch with five home games in the final seven weeks of the season. Here's a more in-depth look at all 17 games:
Week 1: Denver Broncos, Sept. 12 (Monday), 5:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC
This will be the first time the Seahawks have opened their season on Monday Night Football, and it was an obvious game to end up in the national spotlight with Russell Wilson returning to Seattle, his home for the past 10 seasons, for his first game as the Broncos quarterback. The game will be a good early test for what the Seahawks hope will be a much-improved defense under the leadership of new defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt, associate head coach-defense Sean Desai and defensive passing game coordinator/secondary coach Karl Scott.
Week 2: at San Francisco 49ers, Sept. 18, 1:05 p.m., FOX
Seattle will look to add to a four-game winning streak over the 49ers as they kick off NFC West play with the trip to the Bay Area. The Seahawks have won 15 of their last 17 against the 49ers dating back to their NFC Championship Game victory in January of 2014, but keeping that streak going will be no easy task against a team that advance to the NFC Championship Game last season and nearly reached the Super Bowl, losing a 10-point lead to the Rams in the fourth quarter.
Week 3: Atlanta Falcons, Sept. 25, 1:25 p.m., FOX
The Seahawks lone home game in a stretch of four road games in five weeks will see the Seahawks host the Falcons, a team moving into a new era after moving on from longtime quarterback Matt Ryan this offseason. The Seahawks have won two straight against the Falcons, but Atlanta won the last meeting in Seattle in 2017.
Week 4: at Detroit Lions, Oct. 2, 10 a.m., FOX
The first of three 10 a.m. PT games for the Seahawks, who will try to continue their success in those early games. The Seahawks have won 13 of their last 14 games kicking off at 10 a.m. PT dating back to 2018, including a 2018 win in Detroit. This will be the second straight year these teams have met, with the Seahawks winning 51-29 at home last season.
Week 5: at New Orleans Saints, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., FOX
The Seahawks have struggled against the Saints in recent years, losing three straight dating back to 2016, Seattle's last trip to New Orleans. One big change for the Saints this year came at head coach, with Sean Payton stepping down after 16 seasons and longtime Payton assistant Dennis Allen taking over the job.
Week 6: Arizona Cardinals, Oct. 16, 1:05 p.m., FOX
The Seahawks closed out last season with an impressive win over the playoff-bound Cardinals in Arizona, but they did lose to Arizona at Lumen Field, their sixth home loss to the Cardinals in the last nine seasons. Can the Seahawks start finding more regular success at home against the Cardinals?
Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers, Oct. 23, 1:25 p.m., FOX
Seattle's first of two games at SoFi will feature a matchup with a Chargers squad that narrowly missed the playoffs a season ago, and that this offseason made a big splash by adding All-Pro pass-rusher Khalil Mack and Pro-Bowl corner J.C Jackson, as well as former Seahawks tight end Gerald Everett.
Week 8: New York Giants, Oct. 30, 1:25 p.m., FOX
The Giants are looking to bounce back from a last-place finish in 2021, and will be counting on two Top 10 picks from this year's draft to help them get back on track: No. 5 pick Kayvon Thibodeaux and No. 7 pick Evan Neal. The Giants won the last meeting between these teams, a 2020 victory at Lumen Field.
Week 9: at Arizona Cardinals, Nov. 6, 1:05 p.m., FOX
As much as the Seahawks have struggled at home against the Cardinals, they've been equally successful in the desert, going 7-1-1 in Glendale since 2013. This game is the first of two straight road trips—the next one being a big trip—before Seattle's bye.
Week 10: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Munich, Nov. 13, 6:30 a.m., NFLN
A game against the 2020 Super Bowl champs and the very-briefly-retired-then-unretired seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady would be interesting enough wherever it were played, but this game has added intrigue because it will be the first NFL regular-season game played in Germany. One of the most popular NFL teams in Germany, the Seahawks are expecting a good turnout from their fans in Germany and across Europe.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: Las Vegas Raiders, Nov. 27, 1:05 p.m., CBS
Like the rest of the AFC West, the Raiders made some big moves in the offseason, signing pass-rusher Chandler Jones and acquiring receiver Davante Adams in a trade. Both teams will look significantly different than when these teams last met, a 2018 Seahawks victory in London, and for the Raiders that includes a new head coach, with Josh McDaniels taking over that job this offseason.
Week 13: at Los Angeles Rams, Dec. 4, 1:05 p.m., FOX
The first of two late-season meetings with the defending champs will see the Seahawks face Bobby Wagner, one of the greatest players in franchise history, when he suits up for the Rams after signing with them this offseason following 10 seasons in Seattle.
Week 14: Carolina Panthers, Dec. 11, 1:25 p.m., FOX
The Seahawks renew their NFC rivalry with a team they've played so often in recent years that it feels like a divisional matchup. This will be the 11th meeting between these teams since 2010, postseason included, but the first since Scott Fitterer took the general manager job in Carolina after two decades in Seattle's front office.
Week 15: San Francisco 49ers, Dec. 15 (Thursday), 5:15 p.m. Prime Video
Seattle's second prime-time game of the season sees them host the 49ers for a Thursday night matchup. This will be the fifth late-season (December or January) meeting between these NFC West foes since 2018, with Seattle winning three of them.
Week 16: at Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m., FOX
With Christmas on a Sunday, the Seahawks and a lot of other NFL teams will play on Saturday in Week 16, with Seattle drawing Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Seattle will be looking for its first win at Arrowhead Stadium since 1999.
Week 17: New York Jets, Jan. 1, 1:05 p.m., FOX
In the first of two straight home games to close out the year, the Seahawks will host the Jets for the second time in three seasons, having beaten them 40-3 in 2020. While the Seahawks don't face the reset of the AFC East, they play the Jets because of the formula used to determine each team's 17th opponent under the new schedule format put in place last year.
Week 18: Los Angeles Rams, Jan 7 or 8, time and TV TBD
The Seahawks will close out the season hosting the Rams, a game that could be played on either Saturday or Sunday. In addition to potentially having NFC West implications, this game should be an emotional one with Bobby Wagner returning to Lumen Field.