Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seahawks in Primetime
In case you missed it last week (you probably didn't), the Seahawks' 2016 schedule was announced. Seattle will play five primetime games this season, matching the most in franchise history, and for the first time since 2006, three of those five primetime games will be played at home (get your single-game tickets right here).
As ESPN.com's John Clayton notes, the League typically reserves its night games for the NFL's best matchups, and this year is no different. Clayton put together a list of 2016's Top 10 primetime games and three of the Seahawks five evening kickoffs, including the team's Week 13 home game against the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers, appear on Clayton's list. The other two Seahawks games Clayton features in his Top 10 include the club's Week 7 road game against the defending NFC West champion Arizona Cardinals and the team's Week 10 road game against the New England Patriots, a rematch of Super Bowl XLIX.
Here's what Clayton had to say about those three Seahawks primetime matchups, along with where each game ranks in his Top 10:
3. Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 4 on NBC
The Cam Newton-Russell Wilson quarterback matchup might never draw the anticipation of the showdowns between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, but it's the next best thing going. The Panthers and Seahawks should be stellar again in 2016, and Newton and Wilson are both entering their prime. Their playoff meetings will only grow interest in these regular-season games.
6. Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 23 on NBC
Thanks to general manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals have built a team good enough to battle the Seahawks annually for the NFC West crown. Arizona has made one big offseason move this year -- trading for pass-rusher Chandler Jones -- while Seattle's biggest moves have been losses: running back Marshawn Lynch has retired, and offensive tackle Russell Okung signed with Denver. The Seahawks couldn't catch the Cardinals for the division title last year, and the Cards want to take the first shot at staying ahead of them this year.
7. Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 13 on NBC
There are so many stories in this game. It's a rematch of Super Bowl XLIX, a game in which the Seahawks were one yard away from winning. In the last regular-season meeting between these teams, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman shouted "You mad, bro?'' at Brady. These matchups are usually classics, plus both teams will be Super Bowl contenders again.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who shares a short video showing one of his unique off-the-field talents.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle has news on Seattle agreeing to terms on a contract with cornerback Brandon Browner, who started for the Seahawks from 2011-13. Boyle also answers your Seahawks-related questions in his latest Twitter Q&A with fans.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times spoke with Brandon Browner's agent, who said he has never heard Browner happier than when he was approached about returning to Seattle. Condotta also ranks the Seahawks' 2016 games from 1-16.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com looks at how Brandon Browner fits into the Seahawks' cornerback picture and offers an overview of where the team stands as it opens its offseason workout program Monday. Kapadia also has game-by-game predictions for the 2016 Seahawks, projecting the team to finish the regular season with an 11-5 record.
Garry Gilliam joined 710 ESPN's 'Danny, Dave and Moore' last week and talked about his move from right to left tackle.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com offers a game-by-game breakdown of Seattle's 2016 schedule and has a by-the-numbers look at this season's slate.
And Patrick Daugherty at RotoWorld.com ranks Seattle's John Schneider as the third-best general manager in the NFL.
Images of Sea Gals Open Auditions as the search for the 2016 squad begins.