The Seattle Seahawks' 2010 season schedule stands at the following: (All times eastern.)
Week 1: Sunday, Sep. 12, San Francisco, 4:15 PM
Week 2: Sunday, Sep. 19, at Denver, 4:05 PM
Week 3: Sunday, Sep. 26, San Diego, 4:15 PM
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 3, at St. Louis, 1:00 PM
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 17, at Chicago, 1:00 PM
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 24, Arizona, 4:05 PM
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 31, at Oakland, 4:15 PM
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 7, NY Giants, 4:05 PM
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 14, at Arizona, 4:15 PM
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 21, at New Orleans, 4:05 PM
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 28, Kansas City, 4:05 PM
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 5, Carolina, 4:15 PM
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 12, at San Francisco, 4:05 PM
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 19, Atlanta, 4:05 PM
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 26, at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PM
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 2, St. Louis, 4:15 PM
Once again, the team has been snubbed on any prime-time games, but that was almost to be expected by now, given their 4-12 and 5-11 consecutive seasons. (It still hurts to type that.) Away games at New Orleans and Denver could prove unpleasant, and homesteads versus the Chargers and Giants will be far from gimmes.
But the advantages to this schedule outnumber the bad news -- there are only three 10 a.m. starts this year, as opposed to the six we saw in 2009. Of those, two are favorable (@ Tampa Bay, @ St. Louis) and there's at least a chance in the other (@ Chicago.) Two games against the Rams are always nice for an easy pair of wins, and with Kansas City and Oakland both in rebuild mode, the AFC West should be a welcome change compared to away games at, say, Minnesota and Green Bay. And Texas. And Indianapolis. And....yeah, you get my drift.
Alas, speculation is almost useless two days before the draft, because I have a feeling the Seahawks are very far from making changes on both sides of the ball.
With two days left until the draft and the official schedule released today, it's now time to start posing the question I'll be repeating for the next five months:
Is it September yet?