The NFL released all the teams schedules this afternoon. It’s no surprise to anyone that Seattle will have a daunting task taking on some of the lead contenders of both the NFC and the AFC.
The NFC north will be knocking on the door of the Superbowl yet again this year. Green Bay remains a powerhouse, while new acquisitions to the Chicago offense will certainly make them a strong team to look out for this year. Seattle will have to deal with both teams this year, one at home in CenturyLink Field and one away in Chicago during the fridge month of December. Green Bays arrival will be show cased on national TV during Monday Night Football. The battle between master and student will display if Matt Flynn can best Aaron Rodgers at his own game and see if his pedigree will shine.
Following a brief stent on the road to NFC west rivals St Louis Rams and the Newton powered Panthers, the Seahawks will return home to face a bitter Tom Brady and company, who is still upset after a heart-wrenching loss against the now two-time Superbowl champion, New York Giants. Following this game will be two more road matches between NFC West rivals and champion 49ers, which will be televised on a Thursday night match up, then a long trip over to Detroit to face Stafford and his Lions.
Upon returning, the ‘Hawks will square off against the Vikings and the Tebow powered Jets at home going into their bye week coming in week 11, the longest wait for a bye week since 2000.
Rounding out the year, Seattle will see their rivals three more times at home (Cardinals, Rams, and 49ers) and a jump to Miami, Buffalo, and the aforementioned Chicago.
This year will be a great year to test the waters of a championship team. Very big names will march into CenturyLink, claiming a “bye week” against their opponents. It is writers belief that they will have a very unpleasant surprise waiting in the walls of Seattles beautiful stadium. I newly refined defense that ranked 9th overall and a new offense powered by Matt version 2.0, a Skittles fueled freight train, and a top-notch, healthy, and speedy receiving core, ready to make the big plays happen.