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NFL schedule released: Hawks shut out again for national games

The league just released the NFL regular season schedule, which you can check out here.

For the the second straight year the Hawks will not have a nationally televised game, and for the first time in back-to-back seasons since the 1982-83 seasons. The Seahawks had no nationally televised games last season, and Seattle had just two in 2008, Mike Holmgren’s last as head coach in Seattle, a Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas and a Sunday night tilt in Tampa.

Seattle opens the season Sunday, Sept. 12 at home against San Francisco, followed by games at Denver, at home against San Diego and at St. Louis before getting a bye at week five, Sunday Oct. 10.

Seattle then finishes the season at Chicago, at home against Arizona, at Oakland, N.Y. Giants, at Arizona, at New Orleans, Kansas City, Carolina, at San Francisco, Atlanta, at Tampa Bay and the final game at home against St. Louis.

It looks like head coach Pete Carroll will get a break in his first season back in the NFL, as Seattle's opponents in 2009 finished a combined 116-140, rated the 30th toughest schedule in 2010.

Seattle travels the third farthest of any team, a total distance of 23,122 miles. Only San Francisco (32,264) and Denver (23,184) travel more, and both teams play each other in London.

The Minnesota Vikings will travel to New Orleans to take on the defending Super Bowl champions to open the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Here’s a blow-by-blow look at the 2010 Seahawks schedule:

Sept. 12, San Francisco at Seattle, 1:15 p.m.Skinny: Hawks will look to set the tone against the likely favorites to win the NFC West.

Sept. 19, Seattle at Denver, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Hawks play at Mile High Stadium for first time in four seasons.

Sept. 26, San Diego at Seattle, 1:15 p.m.Skinny: New quarterback Charlie Whitehurst could face former team for first time.

Oct. 3, Seattle at St. Louis, 10 a.m.Skinny: Hawks get first look at rookie QB Sam Bradford.

Oct. 10, BYE

Oct. 17, Seattle at Chicago, 10 a.m. Skinny: Hawks look to avenge last year’s 26-19 loss at Qwest.

Oct. 24, Arizona at Seattle, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Hawks head coach Pete Carroll meets former quarterback Matt Leinart for first time.

Oct. 31, Seattle at Oakland, 1:15 p.m.Skinny: Hawks face former defensive coordinator John Marshall.

Nov. 7, N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Hawks have not lost to Giants at home since 1981.

Nov. 14, Seattle at Arizona, 1:15 p.m.Skinny: Hawks looking for first win at Arizona since 2005.

Nov. 21, Seattle at New Orleans, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Carroll meets former player Reggie Bush for first time.

Nov. 28, Kansas City at Seattle, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Chiefs play in Qwest Field for the first time.

Dec. 5, Carolina at Seattle, 1:15 p.m.Skinny: Lacey native RB Jonathan Stewart plays in Seattle for first time as a pro.

Dec. 12, Seattle at San Francisco, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Seattle has won four of the last six against the 49ers.

Dec. 19, Atlanta at Seattle, 1:05 p.m.Skinny: Falcons travel to Qwest for first time since Michael Vick was QB.

Dec. 26, Seattle at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m.Skinny: The Hawks longest road trip of the season.

Jan. 2, St. Louis at Seattle, 1:15 p.m.

Skinny: Hawks looking for ninth straight win against Rams.