While the full 2021 NFL schedule won't be out until later in the day, the NFL did announce its Week 1 schedule on Wednesday morning, and the Seahawks will kick off their 2021 regular season with a trip to Indianapolis.
The Seahawks' opener against the Colts is on Sunday, September 12 and will kick off at 10 a.m. PT on FOX.
The full schedule will be released at 5 p.m., and you can find all the info on Seahawks.com and Seahawks social media channels. There is also a schedule release show on the NFL Network starting at 5 p.m. For local fans, Q13 FOX will be live at 5 p.m. PT with a game-by-game breakdown of the schedule and analysis from sports director Aaron Levine and Seahawks Legend Michael Bumpus.
The trip to Indy will be the first for Seattle since 2013, a game the Seahawks lost 34-28, one of only three losses in that Super Bowl-winning season. The two teams last faced off in 2017 with the Seahawks winning 46-18 behind three Russell Wilson touchdowns and two defensive scores. The Colts should be a tough opening test for Seattle, having gone 11-5 last year to make the playoffs for the second time in three seasons under head coach Frank Reich. The Colts will have a new quarterback this year, having traded for former Eagles starter Carson Wentz following the retirement of Philip Rivers.
While in the past a 10 a.m. PT kickoff was seen as a significant disadvantage for the Seahawks, they've handled those games well in recent years despite the early wakeup call. The Seahawks went 3-1 in that time slot last year, including a season-opening win in Atlanta, and were 5-0 in early games in 2019. Dating back to 2013, the Seahawks are 19-7 in games that kick off at 10 a.m. PT.