April 18, 2013
Seahawks 2013 Schedule: Instant Overreactions!
Here it is: The 2013 Seahawks Schedule!
(All times Pacific)
September 8: @ Panthers 10 am
September 15: v Niners 5:30 pm (NBC)
September 22: v Jaguars 1:25 pm
September 29: @ Texans 10 am
October 6: @ Colts 10 am
October 13: v Titans 1:05 pm
October 17: @ Cardinals 5:25 pm (NFLN)
October 28: @ Rams 5:40 pm (ESPN)
November 3: v Buccaneers 1:05 pm
November 10: @ Falcons 10 am
November 17: v Vikings 1:25 pm
December 2: v Saints 5:40 pm (ESPN)
December 8: @ Niners 1:25 pm
December 15: @ Giants 10 am
December 22: v Cardinals 1:05 pm
December 29: v Rams 1:25 pm
What jumps out to me? It's great that we've got at least four national TV games, particularly for an Northwest expatriate like myself. I like the early-season trip to Indianapolis (See y'all there!), and I LOVE the late-season placement of the bye week. Wrapping up the season with two divisional home games sets us up nicely to take the NFC West, and playing four out of our last six at home won't hurt us, either.
What do I HATE about the schedule? The early-autumn stretch where we play four out of five on the road, including two 10 am games and a road Thursday night game. I don't like being stuck with a 10 am game on the east coast on Kickoff Weekend, either. Out of six possible 10 am kickoffs, we got stuck with five. True or not, that just FEELS like the league office screwing with us, doesn't it?
That being said, I don't think that any scheduling configuration would derail the 2013 Seahawks. If you made me guess, I'd say that we'll finish 13-3, with the losses at Houston, Atlanta, and New York (Yes, we'll sweep SF and lock up the division with a week to spare). What do you guys think?
I'll probably (hopefully) make it out to the Niners game September 15, the Colts game in Indianapolis October 6, and one of the last two home games that bracket Christmas... and the playoff games at Seahawks Stadium too... Doy.
What are your reactions to the Seahawks schedule, y'all?