Seattle Seahawks 2023 Schedule

Week 1: Sept 10 vs LA Rams

Week 2: Sept 17 @ Detroit Lions

Week 3: Sept 24 vs Carolina Panthers

Week 4: Oct 2 MNF @ New York Giants

Week 5: BYE

Week 6: Oct 15 @ Cincinnati Bengals

Week 7: Oct 22 vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 8: Oct 29 vs Cleveland Browns

Week 9: Nov 5 @ Baltimore Ravens

Week 10: Nov 12 vs Washington Commanders

Week 11: Nov 19 @ LA Rams

Week 12: Nov 23 Thanksgiving vs San Francisco 49ers

Week 13: Nov 30 TNF @ Dallas Cowboys

Week 14: Dec 10 @ San Francisco 49ers

Week 15: Dec 17 vs Philadelphia Eagles

Week 16: Dec 24 @ Tennessee Titans

Week 17: Dec 31 vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 18: TBD @ Arizona Cardinals


In 2022, the Seahawks overachieved. This isn’t a knock on them, but they weren’t expected by most people to appear in the postseason. This helped Geno Smith become the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and helped his bank account as well, signing a three-year, $75 million extension with $30 million in triggers. However, the Seahawks could move on from Smith after one year and a measly $27.3 million if they choose to cut Smith before next February.

The schedule, on paper, is manageable but will need some overachieving to navigate another playoff berth. Their opponent’s 2022 win percentage is .517, ironically tied with Denver and the Los Angeles Chargers. That falls about the middle of the pack but a team like Detroit is expected to perform better and possibly win their division. There are also teams like Cleveland, who could go 4-13 or 13-4 in their second year with Deshaun Watson as quarterback.

The NFC West will hold one of the NFC favorites in San Francisco. Seattle saw them three times last season and lost both times in the regular season. In the Wild Card game, the Hawks held the lead at halftime in San Francisco before the sleeping giant woke up and the 49ers dominated the second half. The Seahawks will play their first-ever Thanksgiving game at home against the 49ers, which will be a great opportunity to beat a Super Bowl contender in a standalone game, while possibly sparking a postseason push.

The Rams are going to be tough to preview. Matt Stafford is coming back but will he be the same Matt Stafford as 2021? Sean McVay has been close to retirement like his future HOFer Aaron Donald. Cooper Kupp should be a fantasy team first rounder but will be back to his all-pro form? There are a lot of questions surrounding the Rams, which means Week 1 could get Seattle on the right foot with a win at home.

The Cardinals, more than likely will be the caboose of the NFC West. If Seattle is going to make the postseason, they must sweep the Cardinals to give them two valuable wins.

The bye week is early this season with it happening in week five, that could be brutal, especially if Seattle gets hit hard with the injury bug. The Seahawks also play back-to-back Thursday night games to close out November. The 49ers on Thanksgiving at home before heading to Dallas to play the Cowboys, whose season also ended in San Francisco last year.

Other games of note for the Seahawks will be their Monday night game in week four in New York against the Giants, heading to Cincinnati to take on MVP candidate, Joe Burrow and the Bengals, and the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles in week 15.

The Seahawks will travel more miles than any other franchise this season and will tie the 49ers by traveling 36 time zones. Seattle will host only eight home games this season after hosting nine last year. Until the NFL goes to 18 games, they will alternate hosting eight and nine home games.

The NFL “experts” say the NFC is wide open this year, which means we could very well see Seattle back in the postseason again. As of Thursday evening, the Seahawks’ win total over/under is set at 8.5, with the over being -130 (you bet $130 to win $100). The oddsmakers seem to think the Seahawks will hit nine wins again and presumably make the playoffs again.


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