Renton, Wash. -The Seattle Seahawks 2016 schedule was announced today by the National Football League. The Seahawks schedule features a franchise record-tying five primetime games for the second-consecutive season, with three at CenturyLink Field, three Sunday night games on NBC, one Monday night game and a Thursday night game at Los Angeles. Seattle had four primetime games in 2013 and 2014 and have three primetime home games for the first time since the 2006 season.
Aiming to earn a postseason berth for a fifth-consecutive season, the Seahawks will play 2015 playoff teams Arizona and Super Bowl 50 runner-up Carolina at CenturyLink Field, and Green Bay and New England on the road.
The Seahawks will kick off the 2016 season alternating home and away games with Miami (9/11), traveling to Los Angeles to face the Rams (9/18) for the first time since the 1988 season (Seattle played the L.A. Raiders in 1994), San Francisco (9/25) and play the Jets in New York for the first time since the 2004 season (10/2) before their Week 5 bye.
Following a home game vs. Atlanta (10/16) against former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's Falcons, Seattle returns to primetime in Week 7 at Arizona on NBC's Sunday Night Football (10/23). The Seahawks make their lone appearance on Monday Night Football vs. Buffalo (11/7) followed by two more Sunday night games at New England (11/13) and vs. Carolina (12/4). Seattle's third primetime home game falls on Thursday Night Football hosting the L.A. Rams (12/15).
Seattle, 15-3 in primetime games under Pete Carroll, has won 10 Monday Night Football games in a row, the second-longest streak in Monday night history, and its .733 winning percentage on Monday night is tops in the NFL.
Sandwiched between the Sunday and Monday night game, Seattle travels to New Orleans (10/30), then hosts Philadelphia (11/20) before playing the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay (11/27) in Week 12.
The Seahawks are at home for three of their last five games, returning from Green Bay (12/11) to face three NFC West division opponents to close out the season for the second time in the last three seasons, ending with Arizona on Christmas Eve and at San Francisco (1/1/17).
All Seahawks preseason games can be seen on Q13 FOX and heard on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. For regions outside the Puget Sound area, check seahawks.com for a list of Seahawks television and radio affiliate stations.
2016 Seattle Seahawks Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time (PT) TV
Saturday Aug. 13 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:30 p.m. Q13 FOX
Thursday Aug. 18 Minnesota Vikings 7:00 p.m. Q13 FOX
Thursday Aug. 25 Dallas Cowboys 7:00 p.m. Q13 FOX
Thursday Sept. 1 at Oakland Raiders 7:00 p.m. Q13 FOX
Day Date Opponent Time (PT) TV
Sunday Sept. 11 Miami Dolphins 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday Sept. 18 at Los Angeles Rams 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sunday Sept. 25 San Francisco 49ers 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sunday Oct. 2 at New York Jets 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sunday Oct. 9 Bye Week
Sunday Oct. 16 Atlanta Falcons* 1:25 p.m. FOX
Sunday Oct. 23 at Arizona Cardinals* 5:30 p.m. NBC
Sunday Oct. 30 at New Orleans Saints* 10:00 a.m. FOX
Monday Nov. 7 Buffalo Bills 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Sunday Nov. 13 at New England Patriots* 5:30 p.m. NBC
Sunday Nov. 20 Philadelphia Eagles* 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sunday Nov. 27 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers* 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sunday Dec. 4 Carolina Panthers* 5:30 p.m. NBC
Sunday Dec. 11 at Green Bay Packers* 1:25 p.m. FOX
Thursday Dec. 15 Los Angeles Rams 5:25 p.m. NBC/NFLN/Twitter
Saturday Dec. 24 Arizona Cardinals 1:25 p.m. FOX
Sunday Jan. 1, 2017 at San Francisco 49ers* 1:25 p.m. FOX
* Game time subject to NFL Flexible Scheduling