2017 Seattle Seahawks Schedule: Full Listing of Dates, Times and TV Info

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 20, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes the ball agianst the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks have dominated the NFC West in recent years, and they now know their 2017 schedule as they chase a fourth division crown in five seasons.

Seattle has navigated its recent slates to make the playoffs in each of the last five years. It made two Super Bowls in that span, winning one and losing the other after a heartbreaking Malcolm Butler interception at the goal line. It fell short of last season's Super Bowl thanks to a playoff loss to the eventual NFC champion Atlanta Falcons but still went 10-5-1 and won the NFC West.

The Seahawks now have the roadmap to this season's Super Bowl following Thursday's schedule release.

The schedule is courtesy of NFL.com.

                 

Schedule

 

2017 Seattle Seahawks' Regular-Season Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime (ET)TV
1Sept. 10at Green Bay Packers4:25 p.m.FOX
2Sept. 17San Francisco 49ers4:25 p.m.FOX
3Sept. 24at Tennessee Titans4:05 p.m.FOX
4Oct. 1Indianapolis Colts8:30 p.m.NBC
5Oct. 8at Los Angeles Rams4:05 p.m.CBS
6Bye--
7Oct. 22at New York Giants4:25 p.m.CBS
8Oct. 29Houston Texans4:05 p.m.CBS
9Nov. 5Washington4:05 p.m.FOX
10Nov. 9at Arizona Cardinals (Thursday Night Football)8:25 p.m.NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
11Nov. 20Atlanta Falcons (Monday Night Football)8:30 p.m.ESPN
12Nov. 26at San Francisco 49ers4:05 p.m.FOX
13Dec. 3Philadelphia Eagles8:30 p.m.NBC
14Dec. 10at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 p.m.FOX
15Dec. 17Los Angeles Rams4:05 p.m.FOX
16Dec. 24at Dallas Cowboys4:25 p.m.FOX
17Dec. 31Arizona Cardinals4:25 p.m.FOX
Source: NFL.com

              

Analysis

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14:    Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in the huddle against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

As long as the Seahawks have Russell Wilson under center, they figure to compete for an NFC West crown. The three-time Pro Bowler is just 28 years old and theoretically still in the middle of his prime.

One issue against last season's schedule was the lack of support for Wilson from the running game. Seattle finished a disappointing 25th in the league in rushing yards per game without Marshawn Lynch, although that can partially be attributed to injuries.

Thomas Rawls played just nine games, while C.J. Prosise appeared in a mere six.

Seattle added Eddie Lacy this offseason but needs better play up front. Football Outsiders ranked its offensive line as the 26th-best run-blocking unit in the league last season, which limited the offense and allowed opposing defenses to focus on stopping Wilson.

Elsewhere, Seattle's defense has largely served as the backbone of the team's recent success and was third in the league in points allowed per game in 2016.

Wilson and the strong defense provide the Seahawks with steady building blocks that should propel them into postseason contention. A better showing from the rushing attack against this newly minted schedule could be the difference between another Super Bowl appearance and an early playoff exit.

                          

Pivotal Matchups

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Ma
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

As with any NFL team, the divisional contests for the Seahawks will prove critical to their 2017 campaign.

Don't let the fact they were the only team above .500 in last season's NFC West make it seem like the division will be a cakewalk again this year. The Arizona Cardinals are a mere one campaign removed from a 13-3 record and NFC Championship Game appearance and have the trio of quarterback Carson Palmer, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and running back David Johnson leading the way.

Those showdowns will have a significant impact on the NFC West crown this season.

Seattle will also look to handle the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers to remove any threat of the NFC West being more than a two-team race.

Outside of the division, the clash with the Dallas Cowboys immediately jumps out. Dallas finished with an NFC-best 13-3 record last season, and the return of running back Ezekiel Elliott, quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Dez Bryant means it should once again be one of the Super Bowl contenders.

A head-to-head win for Seattle over Dallas could go a long way toward home-field advantage and tiebreaker scenarios in the NFC.