Wednesday, April 13, 2005



Here's the 2005 Seattle Seahawks schedule, which was released today.

Sunday, Sept. 11 at Jacksonville 10:00 am FOX
Sunday, Sept. 18 Atlanta 1:05 pm FOX
Sunday, Sept. 25 Arizona 1:05 pm FOX
Sunday, Oct. 2 at Washington 10:00 am FOX
Sunday, Oct. 9 at St. Louis 10:00 am FOX
Sunday, Oct. 16 Houston 5:30 pm ESPN (national TV)
Sunday, Oct. 23 Dallas 1:05 pm FOX
Sunday, Oct. 30 BYE
Sunday, Nov. 6 at Arizona 1:05 pm FOX
Sunday, Nov. 13 St. Louis 1:15 pm FOX
Sunday, Nov. 20 at San Francisco 1:05 pm FOX
Sunday, Nov. 27 N.Y. Giants 1:15 pm FOX
Monday, Dec. 5 at Philadelphia 6:00 pm ABC (national TV)
Sunday, Dec. 11 San Francisco 1:05 pm FOX
Sunday, Dec. 18 at Tennessee 10:00 am FOX
Saturday, Dec. 24 Indianapolis 1:15 pm CBS
Sunday, Jan. 1 at Green Bay 1:15 pm FOX

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---No Week 4 bye? You're kidding me, right?

---I called it on March 21 when I said that the Seahawks would open the 2005 season in Jacksonville. Of course, I had originally pegged Philadelphia as the Seahawks' first opponent, but that possibility was eliminated (Eagles at Falcons Monday, Sept. 12). So I guess I sort of "called it".

---Home opener against Ron Mexico's Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 18. Oh, I meant Michael Vick's Atlanta Falcons. Right. That week will be a short one for the Falcons, because they play the Eagles on Monday Night Football Sept. 12.

---The Seahawks are playing back-to-back road games just once in 2005 (Oct. 2 at Washington and Oct. 9 at St. Louis).


---There's two nationally televised games on the schedule for the Seahawks, Oct. 16 at home vs Houston (ESPN) and Dec. 5 at Philadelphia on ABC for Monday Night Football. I wonder if the Sunday Night game with the Texans was a late change because of Jamie Sharper coming to Seattle? Maybe not, but I'm just sayin'.

---Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts are coming to Seattle on Christmas Eve. Should I start believing in Santa Claus again?

---New Year's Day in Green Bay? Somehow I don't think all will be quiet.

This schedule screams out 10-6 at me. In the NFC West, 10-6 will get you a division title. 11-5 is possible as well. Hell, 11-5 could get the Seahawks a first-round bye.

If you check out the Seahawks.com story, be sure to watch the interview with Mike Holmgren. It's not that he says anything earth-shattering, it's the background in the video. Notice anything different between the Bob Whitsitt era and the new Tim Ruskell era?

The schedule is now official. Start planning. 2005 will be better than 2004.

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