Today, the NFL will unveil its schedule for the 2021-22 regular season. From September 9 to January 9, all 32 teams will battle it out with sights set on Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California.
For the second year in a row, seven teams from each conference will move on to the playoffs, with the two No. 1 seeds securing bye weeks in the wild-card round. New this year is an additional 17th game for every team, stretching the regular season out to 18 weeks in total.
Aside from their typical six matchups against the NFC West, the Seahawks are set to face every team from the NFC North and AFC South, as well as the Saints, Steelers, and Washington in 2021. They'll play eight of those games at Lumen Field, and nine on the road.
All Week 1 games will be announced at 5:00 a.m. PT across the NFL's various television partners. Then, at 5:00 p.m. PT, the rest of the schedule will be released on NFL Network and ESPN.
We'll be updating this page throughout the day as details about Seattle's schedule get released.
5:00 AM: The Seahawks will kick off their season against a team that nearly upset the second-seeded Bills in the wild-card round this past January: the Colts. Traveling to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for an early-morning matchup on FOX, they'll be tasked with stopping former MVP candidate Carson Wentz in his Colts debut in search of their third 1-0 start in a row.
5:52 AM: According to Kevin Turner of 97.1 The Eagle in Dallas and The Athletic's "About Them Cowboys" podcast, the Seahawks will make their way to Minnesota in Week 3 for a matchup with Kirk Cousins and the Vikings. The two teams have faced off in three consecutive seasons, with Seattle going 3-0 in those games. It will be the first time Russell Wilson and company have played in a regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
8:22 AM: Per Bears beat reporter Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Seahawks will host the Bears at Lumen Field in Week 16. The post-Christmas affair could have playoff implications in the NFC, with rookie quarterback Justin Fields likely to helm the Chicago offensive attack.
9:16 AM: Sources have told Seahawk Maven's Corbin Smith the Seahawks will wrap up the regular season with a visit to Arizona. This game sets up a potential battle for a playoff spot/seeding - or even a division title - with the Cardinals in the NFL's new Week 18.
9:26 AM: The Saints' entire schedule has reportedly leaked, which claims the Seahawks will host the defending NFC South winners on Monday Night Football in Week 7. With Drew Brees retired, Seattle will face a new-look New Orleans offense headlined by either Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill.
10:00 AM: Bleacher Report's Master Tesfatsion is reporting the Seahawks will get their first crack at the Rams in a Week 5 home game on Thursday Night Footbal. There will be plenty of storylines to follow in this one after Los Angeles eliminated Seattle in the wild-card round this past January, with former Rams' passing game coordinator Shane Waldron now calling plays for the Seahawks.
11:13 AM: Bill Huber of SI.com's Packer Central is reporting the Seahawks will head to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in Week 10. Seattle dodges a potentially freezing December/January matchup with Green Bay, and may also avoid Aaron Rodgers depending on how the quarterback's ongoing saga with the front office ends.
11:31 AM: Add a third primetime game to the tally, as The Draft Network's Ryan Fowler is reporting the Seahawks will travel to Landover, Maryland for Monday Night Football against the Washington Football Team. Sporting several key additions along its already talented roster, this should be a tough matchup for a Seattle team that won its last visit to FedExField in Week 15 of the 2020 season by a score of 20-15.
1:44 PM: Per multiple sources, the Seahawks will have yet another primetime game against the Steelers in a Week 6 road matchup on Sunday Night Football. This could mark the final time Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger face off against one another in a matchup of two teams with playoff aspirations.
2:35 PM: It appears the Seahawks will be heading to Houston in Week 14 to square off against the Texans, according to Landry Locker of SportsRadio 610. This matchup will be particularly interesting given the Texans' uncertain quarterback situation. It could be Deshaun Watson, who would make this quite the challenge for Seattle to take on this late into the season, or it could be Tyrod Taylor or rookie Davis Mills if Watson's legal issues lead to significant punishment or he's traded.
3:09 PM: Sources indicate the Seahawks will play their home opener against the Titans in Week 2. This will be the first time the two sides have met since Tennessee defeated a much different Seattle team in Nashville by a score of 33-27 in 2017. The Titans have also undergone significant changes in that time, with head coach Mike Vrabel now at the helm and Ryan Tannehill under center, joined by the dominant rushing force of Derrick Henry.
3:40 PM: Per multiple sources, the Seahawks will host No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars at home on Halloween in Week 8. The matchup will be a homecoming of sorts for several players and coaches on Jacksonville, including cornerback Shaquill Griffin, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who was relieved of his duties as play caller for Seattle back in January.
4:29 PM: The rest of Seattle's schedule is expected to be released at 4:45 p.m. PT.
4:45 PM: The Seahawks' full 2021 schedule has been officially released. Check it out below.
Preseason Week 1: at Raiders - TBD on Q13 FOX
Preseason Week 2: vs. Broncos - TBD on Q13 FOX
Preseason Week 3: vs. Chargers - TBD on Q13 FOX
Week 1: at Colts - 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
Week 2: vs. Titans - 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS
Week 3: at Vikings - 1:25 p.m PT on FOX
Week 4: at 49ers - 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX
Week 5: vs. Rams - 5:20 p.m. PT on FOX/NFL Network (Thursday Night Football)
Week 6: at Steelers - 5:20 p.m. PT on NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Week 7: vs. Saints - 5:15 p.m. PT on ESPN (Monday Night Football)
Week 8: vs. Jaguars - 1:05 p.m. on CBS
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: at Packers - 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS
Week 11: vs. Cardinals - 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX
Week 12: at Washington - 5:15 p.m. PT on ESPN (Monday Night Football)
Week 13: vs. 49ers - 5:20 p.m. PT on NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Week 14: at Texans - 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
Week 15: at Rams - 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX
Week 16: vs. Bears - 1:05 p.m. on FOX
Week 17: vs. Lions - 1:25 p.m. on FOX
Week 18: at Cardinals - 1:25 p.m. on FOX