According to the Seahawks’ NFL 2022 schedule, Russell Wilson will return to Seattle.
The Seahawks will kick off the 2022 season by inviting Russell Wilson back to Seattle on Monday, September 12.
They’ll wrap it off by welcoming Bobby Wagner and the defending Super Bowl champion Rams to Seattle on either January 7 or January 8 – the precise date and time are still being worked out.
These matchups were among the highlights of the official unveiling of the 2022 regular-season schedule on Thursday evening. The NFL already announced that the Seahawks would play the first regular-season game in league history in Germany on November 13 versus Tampa Bay in Munich.
However, perhaps demonstrating the Seahawks’ low expectations following Wilson’s trade and a 7-10 season, they have only two optimal time games — the opener against Denver and a Thursday-night game against the 49ers at home on December 15. The last time the Seahawks had two or fewer prime-time games was in 2011 before Wilson arrived. They have the best five slated for 2021. (yet one was flexed out of ideal time).
Like the other rivals, Denver and Seattle were scheduled under the NFL’s scheduling system some time ago. When Wilson was traded to Denver on March 8, the Broncos game took on new meaning.
The NFL, never one to pass up a chance for increased exposure, will try to get as much openness out of Wilson’s return to Seattle as possible by scheduling it on a Monday evening to begin the season.
The Monday night opener versus Denver will also mark the debut of the transmission team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on ESPN/ABC after the franchise lured them away from FOX Sports in the summer.
It is also the second occasion in group history that the game started on time. The other occurred in 2014 when Seattle assisted Green Bay in the season’s first shooting game on Thursday.
Denver was announced as a 3.5-point favorite by sports betting. Ag and tickets merely to get in the door were going for $271 on Vivid Seats within an hour of the game’s announcement.
The Seahawks’ entire 2022 schedule (all times Pacific) includes an NFL record nine home games. The NFL switched to a 17-game program last season, with gatherings compromising getting an additional home game every year — AFC in odd years and NFC in even years.
Sept. 12: versus Denver, 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 18: at San Francisco, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 25: versus Atlanta, 1:25 p.m.
Oct. 2: at Detroit, 10 a.m.
Oct. 9: at New Orleans, 10 a.m.
Oct. 16: versus Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 23: at Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m.
Oct. 30: versus New York Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Nov. 6: at Arizona, 1:05 a.m.
Nov. 13: versus Tampa Bay in Munich, 6:30 a.m.
Nov. 20: Bye week
Nov, 27: versus Las Vegas Raiders, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 4: at Los Angeles Rams, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 11: versus Carolina Panthers, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 15: versus San Francisco 49ers, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 24: at Kansas City, 10 a.m.
Jan. 1: versus New York Jets, 1:05 p.m.
Jan 7/8: versus Los Angeles Rams, time not entirely settled.