The Seahawks, apparently, are still prime-time when it comes to getting games in the league’s premier time slots.
The NFL released the 2016 schedule Thursday with the Seahawks getting five night games.
Seattle plays Sunday night three times – Oct. 23 at the Arizona Cardinals, Nov. 13 at the New England Patriots and a home game vs. the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 4.
The Seahawks also have home games on a Monday night – against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 7 – and Thursday night versus the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 15.
Other facts about the schedule:
- The Seahawks begin the season at home Sept. 11 vs. the Miami Dolphins.
- The team’s bye is in the fifth week of the season.
- The season finale is scheduled for Jan. 1 at the San Francisco 49ers. Don’t worry about a potential Rose Bowl conflict, Huskies fans; the Rose Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2017.
- The Seahawks have five games against playoff teams from 2015: twice against the Cardinals, Patriots, Panthers and Green Bay Packers.
- Seattle has eight games against sub. 500 teams from 2016 and two games against teams that finished .500.
- The Seahawks make three trips to the East Coast (at New England, the New York Jets and Tampa Bay).
- The team has back-to-back road games in October: at Arizona on Oct. 23 and then the next week at New Orleans.
The schedule, week-by-week (all games Sunday unless otherwise noted):
Sept. 11: Miami Dolphins, 1:05 p.m., CBS
Sept. 18: at Los Angeles Rams, 1:05 p.m., FOX
Sept. 25: San Francisco 49ers, 1:05 p.m., FOX
Oct. 2: at New York Jets, 10:05 a.m. FOX
Oct. 16: Atlanta Falcons, 1:25 p.m., FOX
Oct. 23: at Arizona Cardinals, 5:30 p.m., NBC
Oct. 30: at New Orleans Saints, 10 a.m., FOX
Nov. 7 (Monday): Buffalo Bills, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Nov. 13: at New England Patriots, 5:30 p.m., NBC
Nov. 20: Philadelphia Eagles, 1:25 p.m., CBS
Nov. 27: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:05 p.m., FOX
Dec. 4: Carolina Panthers, 5:30 p.m., NBC
Dec. 11: at Green Bay Packers, 1:25 p.m., FOX
Dec. 15 (Thursday): Los Angeles Rams, 5:25 p.m., NBC / NFL / Twitter
Dec. 24 (Saturday): Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX
Jan. 1: at San Francisco 49ers, 1:25 p.m., FOX