Four prime-time games highlight Seahawks’ 2024 schedule

Seattle opens against Denver and doesn’t play its first NFC West opponent until week 6.

  • Gregg Bell, The News Tribune
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 8:13am
  • SportsSeahawks

The Seattle Seahawks will be home early and away late, including for the holidays.

The Seahawks’ 2024 schedule was released Wednesday, with no division games until week six, as well as four prime-time games — an unusually high number for a team that missed the playoffs the previous season.

The Seahawks play four of their six games inside the NFC West following their bye, which comes during week 10 on Nov. 10. Following the bye Seattle heads to Santa Clara to face the defending division-champion 49ers. The week after that the Seahawks host the Arizona Cardinals Nov. 24 at Lumen Field.

The Seahawks then play at Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets in the New Jersey Meadowlands on Sunday, Dec. 1. That is one of only three 10 a.m. Seattle-time starts for the Seahawks, out of a possible five. That’s because the week four game at Detroit is on a Monday night, Sept. 30. And Seattle’s week 17 game at Chicago is on Thursday night, Dec. 26.

Seattle has two Thursday games, where the team will be playing on four days’ rest. The league did new coach Mike Macdonald and the Seahawks no favors there.

Opener vs. Denver — without Russell Wilson

For the second time in three years, the Seahawks will begin the season against the Denver Broncos in Seattle.

This time, it won’t be a national showcase game on a Monday night to face former franchise quarterback Russell Wilson. He’s now with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Seahawks don’t play them this season.

Instead, rookie first-round draft choice Bo Nix from Oregon could be the quarterback opposing Geno Smith and the Seahawks this time, Sunday afternoon Sept. 8 at Lumen Field.

Seattle hosts Miami in week three. After the week 4 game at Detroit, the Seahawks host two games in four days: The New York Giants in week five, Sunday Oct. 6, then the 49ers on Thursday Oct. 10.

Six of the Seahawks’ first nine game are home. That includes four home games in five weeks immediately before their bye.

The flip side: Five of their last eight are on the road.

Seattle’s other prime-time games are, subject to the NFL’s flex scheduling for that part of the season: a Sunday night home game Dec. 15 against Green Bay and the day after Christmas, Thursday night Dec. 26 at Chicago.

The Seahawks have never played on Christmas Day. This year will be the first time the team has been on a road trip on Christmas Day since 2010.

The games at the Bears and at the division-rival Los Angeles Rams, either Jan. 4 or 5, end the regular season. The NFL will announce the day and time of Seattle’s regular-season finale at the Rams following the week 17 games.

Lots of miles. As always

The Seahawks, because of geography, will again be among the most-traveled NFL teams. Seattle will fly 25,797 miles in the coming season, crossing back and forth across time zones 28 times for eight regular-season road games. That will be the third-most travel miles in the league.

It’s down a few thousand miles from previous seasons, when the Seahawks had one more road than home game in 2023 and a game in Munich, Germany, during the 2022 season.

The team’s total miles flown in the 2024 season doesn’t count Seattle’s road games in the preseason during August. Those will be announced soon.

Seahawks’ 2024 NFL schedule

(All games Pacific Time, and Sunday unless noted)

Sept. 8 DENVER, 1:05 p.m. CBS/channel 7

Sept. 15 at New England, 10 a.m. FOX/channel 13

Sept. 22 MIAMI, 1:05 p.m. CBS/channel 7

Sept. 30 (Monday) at Detroit, 5:15 ABC/channel 4

Oct. 6 NEW YORK GIANTS, 1:25 p.m. CBS/channel 7

Oct. 10 (Thursday) SAN FRANCISCO, 5:15 p.m. Amazon Prime

Oct. 20 at Atlanta, 10 a.m. FOX/channel 13

Oct. 27 BUFFALO, 1:05 p.m. FOX/channel 13

Nov. 3 LOS ANGELES RAMS, 1:25 p.m. FOX/channel 13

Nov. 10 BYE

Nov. 17 at San Francisco, 1:05 p.m. FOX/channel 13

Nov. 24 ARIZONA, 1:25 p.m. FOX/channel 13

Dec. 1 at New York Jets, 10 a.m. FOX/channel 13

Dec. 8 at Arizona, 1:05 p.m. CBS/channel 7

Dec. 15 GREEN BAY, 5:20 p.m. NBC/channel 5

Dec. 22 MINNESOTA, 1:05 p.m. FOX/channel 13

Dec. 26 (Thursday) at Chicago, 5:15 Amazon Prime

Jan. 4 or 5 at Los Angeles Rams, TBD

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