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Seahawks 2015 schedule features franchise-record five primetime games

A maximum sixth primetime game could come via the NFL's flexible scheduling procedures.

A look at the Seattle Seahawks 2015 schedule in photos.

UPDATE: *The Seahawks Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens has been flexed out of primetime. Kickoff is now at 10 a.m. PT with television coverage on FOX (channel 13 in Seattle). *

The Seahawks' 2015 schedule is finally here, and with it comes a franchise-record five primetime games, two of which will be played within the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field, where the team has gone 22-2 the past three seasons.

The five primetime matchups top the team's previous record of four, which was the number of primetime contests the team faced in 2014 during its run at Super Bowl XLIX and in 2013 during its Super Bowl XLVIII championship season.

Seattle owns a record of 13-1 in primetime games since head coach Pete Carroll took over in 2010. The club has notched nine straight victories on Monday Night Football and its .724 win percentage on Monday night is the best in the NFL.

But the Seahawks will only play one game on Monday night in 2015 - a Week 4 meeting at CenturyLink Field with the Detroit Lions, one of two wild-card teams from last year's NFC playoff picture.

Three of the Seahawks' primetime matchups will come on Sunday night against teams that made the postseason a year ago - the Green Bay Packers (Week 2), Arizona Cardinals (Week 10), and Baltimore Ravens (Week 14). The Seahawks will also play a Thursday night game in Week 7 against the division rival San Francisco 49ers.

Prior to last year's schedule release, the NFL announced two significant changes to the League's flexible scheduling procedures that bump Sunday afternoon games to Sunday evening. The League can flex up to two games into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10 and any game into Sunday night after Week 11.

So what's that mean for the Seahawks? Well, the maximum number of primetime games a team can have in one season is five, but according to the NFL, that number can go up to six based on flex scheduling late in the season.

The Seahawks already have five primetime games, so that would make them candidates to have one of their Sunday afternoon games between Weeks 5-17 moved to Sunday night. Seattle's matchups that could be considered are its Week 5 game at the Cincinnati Bengals, Week 6 game vs the Carolina Panthers, Week 8 game at the Dallas Cowboys, Week 11 game vs the 49ers, Week 12 game vs the Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 13 game at the Minnesota Vikings, Week 15 game vs the Cleveland Browns, Week 16 game vs the St. Louis Rams, and Week 17 game at the Cardinals.

The last time the Seahawks had a game "flexed" into primetime came on Dec. 23, 2012, when their Sunday afternoon bout with the Niners was bumped into the evening slot. The Seahawks won that matchup, 42-13, at CenturyLink Field.

With that, here's the games the Seahawks are set to play under the lights this season:

Week 2: Sunday Night Football at Green Bay Packers, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. PT, NBC

Week 4: Monday Night Football vs Detroit Lions, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. PT, ESPN

Week 7: Thursday Night Football at San Francisco 49ers, Oct. 22, 5:25 p.m. PT, CBS

Week 10: Sunday Night Football vs Arizona Cardinals, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. PT, NBC

Week 14: Sunday Night Football at Baltimore Ravens, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m. PT, NBC


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