The Seahawks will open their 2020 season on the road, traveling east to face the Falcons on Sept. 13, Seattle's second trip to Atlanta in as many seasons.
That game will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, making it one of four early games on Seattle's 2020 schedule. The Seahawks should feel good about going east and playing in early time-slot games this season after going a franchise best 7-1 on the road in 2019, including a 5-0 record in games that kicked off at 10 a.m. PT. The Seahawks are also 16-6 in 10 a.m. games dating back to the 2013 season.
The Seahawks' home opener comes in Week 2 with a Sunday night game against the New England Patriots, who will be one game into the post Tom Brady era. That is the first of four prime-time games for the Seahawks along with a Week 5 Sunday night game against the Vikings—the third prime-time meeting between those teams at CenturyLink Field in as many years—a Week 11 Thursday night home game against the Arizona Cardinals, and a Week 12 Monday night game in Philadelphia. The trip to the City of Brotherly Love will be Seattle's third since last November, with the Seahawks winning at Lincoln Financial Field both in the regular season and the wild card round of the playoffs.
This marks the eighth-straight year that the Seahawks will play at least four prime-time games, and the fifth-straight year with three prime-time games at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks host Dallas in Week 3, then play at Miami in Week 4, their first trip there since 2012. Following the Sunday night game against the Vikings, the Seahawks have their bye in Week 6, then kick off NFC West play in Week 7 at Arizona. Seattle hosts the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers in Week 8, then head east to Buffalo in Week 9.
Week 10 sees the Seahawks head to Los Angeles where they'll play in the Rams' new home, SoFi Stadium, for the first time, then they'll host the Cardinals on Thursday night in Week 11. Unless the Seahawks get flexed into Sunday night football late in the year, their final prime-time game will come in Week 12 when they play at Philadelphia, then they'll host the two New York teams in back-to-back weeks, with the Giants coming to town in Week 13 and the Jets playing in Seattle in Week 14.
Seattle's final east-coast trip comes in Week 15 with a game at Washington, then the Seahawks will play their final home game against the Rams in Week 16. The Seahawks will close out the regular season against the 49ers for the second straight year, but this time the Week 17 contest will be in Santa Clara.
The 2020 NFL schedule was created with the help of Amazon Web Services, who provided cloud services and high-performance computing that helped the league evaluate over 400,000 different scenarios daily before finding the right schedule.
The NFL Network will air "Schedule Release '20," a three-hour show breaking down the NFL's entire 2020 season, beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The schedule will also be released on NFL.com and the NFL app.
Here is the full 2020 Seahawks Schedule:
WEEK 1 · TBD
Las Vegas Raiders
WEEK 2 · TBD
WEEK 3 · TBD
Los Angeles Chargers
WEEK 4 · TBD