Friday, April 24, 2015

'Hawks Road to Super Bowl 50 Laid Out

The NFL 2015 Schedule has been released. Although the Seahawks have the 4th most difficult schedule, it feels like a much smoother road to the Super Bowl than the year before.

Once again, the Seahawks have been given an enviable portion of prime time games, including a Monday Night homecoming for Golden Tate. 

It's nice to see some unfamiliar, yet favorable foes on this list.  It's not often Seattle see's Cleveland or Cincinnati on their schedule, but the AFC North will have to test their meddle against the Seahawks this season.

I can't wait to see our Seahawks stomp the life out of the aging Pittsburgh Steelers.  Seattle has yet to exact their revenge on the team that denied them a victory in their first Super Bowl appearance.  How great would it be to thrash them en route to our second title?

This coming season also sees Seattle getting a far more ideal Bye week than last year.  This year the Seahawks will catch a break right smack in the middle of the NFL season.  When the Bye week comes too early or too late, it can often be more of a disruption than it is a benefit.

My only concern is with the first two games.  St. Louis on the road is never an easy task for this team and I expect the Rams to be vastly improved with Nick Foles under center.  It doesn't get any easier the following week when the Seahawks head to Lambeau to face a Packer team that is understandably angry with us for how their season ended the year before.   

If Seattle can come out of those first two games 2-0, it would be hard not to peg them as clear favorites to win it all.  Even a split in those two games would help the momentum.  However, if the Seahawks are 0-2 by their first home game-- we might have a problem on our hands.

Either way, something as simple as releasing the schedule has undoubtedly fanned the flames of passion for us Seahawk fans.  The draft will be here before you know it and we'll be speculating further on how this team will be set up to start the season.

Day                 Date                Opponent                          Time (PT)     
Sunday            Sept. 13           at St. Louis Rams                  10:00 a.m.        
Sunday            Sept. 20           at Green Bay Packers           5:30 p.m.          
Sunday            Sept. 27           Chicago Bears                        1:25 p.m.           
Monday           Oct. 5              Detroit Lions                          5:30 p.m.          
Sunday            Oct. 11            at Cincinnati Bengals            10:00 a.m.         
Sunday            Oct. 18            Carolina Panthers                  1:05 p.m.           
Thursday         Oct. 22            at San Francisco 49ers         5:25 p.m.          
Sunday            Nov. 1             at Dallas Cowboys                   1:25 p.m.          
Sunday            Nov. 8             Bye Week
Sunday            Nov. 15           Arizona Cardinals                  5:30 p.m.           
Sunday            Nov. 22           San Francisco 49ers               1:25 p.m.          
Sunday            Nov. 29           Pittsburgh Steelers                 1:25 p.m.          
Sunday            Dec. 6              at Minnesota Vikings            10:00 am        
Sunday            Dec. 13            at Baltimore Ravens              5:30 p.m.          
Sunday            Dec. 20            Cleveland Browns                 1:05 p.m.           
Sunday            Dec. 27            St. Louis Rams                      1:25 p.m.            
Sunday            Jan. 3, 2016     at Arizona Cardinals              1:25 p.m.