The Seattle Seahawks found out their NFL schedule like the rest of the league during Wednesday’s show. Unlike the other 31 teams in the league, the Seahawks will be the most wanted. From day one, Seattle will no longer be the hunter, they’ll be the hunted, and it wouldn’t be surprising if they struggled to make the playoffs.
Seattle plays the AFC West and NFC East in 2014.
As it’s been widely reported, the Seahawks open the season with fellow NFC foe, Green Bay. That home crowd should brilliant when Seattle celebrates their first Super Bowl victory. Still, they’ll have a game against one of the best teams in the NFL.
The next two weeks for Seattle will also be huge. First, they face off with the San Diego Chargers on the road, before they take on the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are definitely going to be inspired to play a better game than the one they played during the Super Bowl.
Then Seattle has a bye week before a tough four game stretch in October. Three of their four October games are on the road, including a Monday night game with the Washington Redskins.
Six days later, Seattle gets to host America’s Team. There’s no doubt that the Dallas game will be a must win for the Seahawks. The next two weeks, Seattle travels to St. Louis and Carolina. Last season, the Seahawks struggled mightily before escaping with a wins at both places.
Based off of last season’s results, the start of November should be their easiest games of the year. They face the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants at home before the final stretch of the season.
The rest of November and December could be a showdown for the ages. In the last seven weeks of the season. Seattle faces San Francisco twice and the Arizona Cardinals twice. They also play Kansas City and Philadelphia. Each team either made the playoffs or won double digit games last season.
The first game against San Francisco is on the road on Thanksgiving Day. Seventeen days later they get a rematch with those same 49ers. They already faced San Francisco three times last year, if the teams meet in the playoffs next season, it will be in a short period of time.
Seattle ends the season with a home game against the Rams. Will this be a game for the NFC West? Could it possibly be a game to make the NFL playoffs? Only time will tell, but this is not a schedule to sneeze at.
Some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL face off against that Super Bowl winning defense. In the first month alone, Seattle plays Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, and Peyton Manning. They also face a hungry and determined Robert Griffin III, Tony Romo, and Cam Newton with a bunch of new receivers.
While Peyton Manning is the most decorated quarterback on the schedule, his brother Eli has won two Super Bowl rings. Seattle also faces Nick Foles working in his second year under Chip Kelly’s offense.
All of those names are in addition to the NFC West battles on the field. There’s no doubt that Colin Kaepernick will be out for revenge in 2014.
Yet and still, Russell Wilson is the current Super Bowl winning quarterback, and he’s looking to take his game to the next level. Let’s wait and see how his personal life affects his play of the field.
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