The 2019 Seahawks calendar was launched on Wednesday, a list of games that includes a season-opening game at CenturyLink Field, five primetime games, including four in a row at the end of the year, and consecutive home games against NFC West's enemies to close the season.
Here is a game-by-game breakdown of the Seattle 2019 regular season calendar:
Week 1: Sunday, September 8 against Cincinnati Bengals, 1:05 p.m., CBS
The Seahawks open at home for the seventh time in the last 20 years, and will host a Bengals team that has not come to Seattle since 2011, when A.J. Green and Richard Sherman fought as rookies. The Seahawks have won their last six starts of the season at CenturyLink Field, losing for the last time a Week 1 game at home in 1999. And Seattle's 10 consecutive home-field wins are the longest streak in history. the NFL.
Week 2: Sunday, September 15 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 10 a.m., FOX
The last meeting between these two teams, a 2015 game at CenturyLink Field, produced an exciting 30-30 Seahawks victory. The Seahawks, who last played in Pittsburgh in 2011, will look to counter a trend of problems in the early season when they travel to Heinz Field.
Week 3: Sunday, September 22 against New Orleans Saints, 1:25 p.m., CBS
The Saints and the Seahawks have played some memorable games during the Pete Carroll / John Schneider era, from Seattle's impressive playoff victory "Beast Quake" to a victory in 2013 that helped Seattle win first place in the NFC, to the Divisional Round that wins a month. Later, that helped Seattle reach Super Bowl XLVIII, with a close loss in New Orleans in 2016. Both teams have been among the best NFC franchises in recent years, which means that this game could have implications for the playoffs despite taking place in Week 3.
Week 4: Sunday, September 29 at the Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 p.m., FOX
The Seahawks are 5-0-1 in Arizona since 2013. Interestingly, the home record against the Cardinals is not that stellar, and it is known that they play some dramatic games in the desert. This will also be Seattle's first glimpse of whoever the Cardinals make the first pick in the 2019 draft.