The Seahawks only get half their former AFC West this preseason, for a change.
The NFL’s schedule of exhibition games came out Thursday. Seattle’s are, in order: at Kansas City, home versus Minnesota, home against Dallas and at Oakland.
The league will set the exact dates of most preseason games later. The Seahawks’ first one will be Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 at Arrowhead Stadium.
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This will be the second consecutive summer Seattle’s first road exhibition is at the Chiefs. The exhibition finale Sept. 1 at Oakland will be the 11th consecutive year the Seahawks and Raiders have met in their last preseason game.
But no Denver and no San Diego this summer. The Seahawks had played the Broncos in five of the previous six preseasons, and the Chargers in three of the previous four summers.
The Seahawks are playing two teams outside the AFC West for the first time since 2010.
The first of the two home preseason games will be Thursday, Aug. 18, against the Vikings. It should be, oh, about 85 degrees warmer that evening at CenturyLink Field than it was the last time Seattle and Minnesota played -- in January’s ice-box wild-card playoff in Minneapolis.