Seattle Seahawks schedule and predictions takeaways:
- The Seahawks face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 of the NFL season.
- Their Week 9 bye is set between games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers (Oct. 31 and Nov. 14).
- Sportsnaut predicts the Seahawks will end the season with a solid 11-6 record.
The Seattle Seahawks’ 2021 schedule is officially out, and the reigning NFC West champions will be one of the most fascinating contenders to follow through the new season.
Of course, Seattle’s main storyline revolves around quarterback Russell Wilson, and whether his offseason discontent with the organization will spill into the locker room and sabotage the Seahawks’ 2021 campaign.
Wilson doesn’t seem like the type to allow that to happen. On the other hand, who would’ve thought we’d be constantly floating his name in potential trade scenarios?
Here’s a game-by-game look at the Seahawks’ schedule for 2021, featuring score predictions for all 17 regular-season matchups.
Seattle Seahawks schedule predictions, roster outlook
Let’s take a look at the team’s complete 2021 schedule and make predictions for each game.
Seahawks roster outlook
All our predictions are based on the Seahawks keeping and starting these key players:
- QB – Russell Wilson
- RB – Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny
- WR – DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, D’Wayne Eskridge (rookie)
- TE – Gerald Everett, Will Dissly
- Defense – Seahawks ranked outside top 20 this week
Seattle’s offensive line is better than years past, and the addition of Gabe Jackson should help considerably. Wilson can mask a lot of deficiencies with his ability to scramble. The big question is how this new-look offense will perform, and how much of a role rookie D’Wayne Eskridge can carve out.
Seattle Seahawks 2021 preseason schedule
|Saturday, Aug. 14||@ Las Vegas Raiders||9:00 PM||Q13 FOX|
|Saturday, Aug. 21||vs. Denver Broncos||10:00 PM||Q13 FOX|
|Saturday, Aug. 28||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||10:00 PM||Q13 FOX|
This season the NFL is lowering the amount of preseason games to three per team, and instead expanding the regular season to 17 games, rather than the traditional 16 games.
Week 1 – @ Indianapolis Colts
|Sunday, Sept. 12||1:00 PM||FOX|
- Spread: Colts -2.5 (via DraftKings)
- Moneyline: Seahawks +116; Colts -141
- Over/Under: 52
A Carson Wentz renaissance in Indianapolis? Don’t hold your breath, Colts fans, despite the brilliance of Frank Reich. Wentz is dealing with monumental expectations, and any slip up will be heavily scrutinized. He proved in Philly he’s not ready for that.
- Week 1 prediction: Seahawks 31, Colts 26
Week 2 – vs. Tennessee Titans
|Sunday, Sept. 19||4:25 PM||CBS|
Don’t expect a lot of field goals in this one, if any. It should be a high-scoring, entertaining affair between two aggressive coaches in Seattle’s Pete Carroll and Mike Vrabel. Again, Wilson gets it done in crunch time to send the Titans back to Nashville with an “L.”
- Week 2 prediction: Seahawks 35, Titans 28
Week 3 – @ Minnesota Vikings
|Sunday, Sept. 26||4:25 PM||FOX|
The Vikings had a great draft class, yet haven’t done enough on defense to take a huge step forward there in 2021. Kirk Cousins should have Minnesota’s offense humming behind an upgraded line, but Wilson has the clutch X-factor to deliver a victory.
- Week 3 prediction: Seahawks 42, Vikings 37
Week 4 – @ San Francisco 49ers
|Sunday, Oct. 3||4:05 PM||FOX|
Following a vicious Super Bowl hangover, San Francisco is going to be back in a big way. Numerous key starters return from injuries, including presumptive starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo and pass-rusher Nick Bosa. This Seahawks D won’t be able to stop the run well enough to pull off a road win in the Bay Area.
- Week 4 prediction: 49ers 24, Seahawks 21
Week 5 – vs. Los Angeles Rams (TNF)
|Thursday, Oct. 7||8:20 PM||FOX, NFLN|
These Rams just seem like too tough of a foe for Seattle knock off, regardless of the venue. Seattle’s defense is bound to be overwhelmed by Los Angeles’ upgraded aerial attack, although the Rams’ own losses in the secondary will make this duel in the Emerald City a scoreboard-lighting fireworks show.
- Week 5 prediction: Rams 37, Seahawks 34
Week 6 – @ Pittsburgh Steelers (SNF)
|Sunday, Oct. 17||8:20 PM||NBC|
This one could get ugly. It’ll probably come down to the last possession, but given the Seahawks’ superior ability to run the ball and Wilson’s superiority to Ben Roethlisberger, bet on the visitors to get it done at Heinz Field.
- Week 6 prediction: Seahawks 17, Steelers 16
Week 7 – vs. New Orleans Saints (MNF)
|Monday, Oct. 25||8:15 PM||ESPN|
Football is a game of inches, and when one extremely turnover-happy QB is on one side, chances are, that team is going to lose — especially if they’re on the road. That’s what the Saints have in prospective starter Jameis Winston. This isn’t the same New Orleans juggernaut from years past.
- Week 7 prediction: Seahawks 31, Saints 20
Week 8 – vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
|Sunday, Oct. 31||4:05 PM||CBS|
Trevor Lawrence is going to keep the Jaguars competitive, but the hostile environment of Lumen Field, combined with the Jaguars’ collective inexperience, is going to be magnified in a setting like this.
- Week 8 prediction: Seahawks 26, Jaguars 17
WEEK 9 BYE
Week 10 – @ Green Bay Packers
|Sunday, Nov. 14||4:25 PM||CBS|
Simple exercise here: If Aaron Rodgers returns to Green Bay, the Packers are going to get the “W” at Lambeau Field. Should he leave the Packers, then Seattle wins this one going away.
- Week 10 prediction: Packers 41, Seahawks 30
Week 11 – vs. Arizona Cardinals
|Sunday, Nov. 21||4:25 PM||FOX|
Being at home is more significant to the Seahawks than almost any other NFL team. They should be able to rattle Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, who hasn’t had to really deal with that 12th Man smoke in a true pressure situation to date.
- Week 11 prediction: Seahawks 21, Cardinals 17
Week 12 – @ Washington Football Team (MNF)
|Monday, Nov. 29||8:15 PM||ESPN|
That Washington defense is going to present some serious problems for a Seahawks offensive line that will be under the microscope as Wilson’s every move and body language are analyzed this year. The Football Team can also burn Seattle over the top with Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Dyami Brown.
- Week 12 prediction: Washington 23, Seahawks 20
Week 13 – vs. San Francisco 49ers (SNF)
|Sunday, Dec. 5||8:20 PM||NBC|
Venue matters here, because if the Seahawks seize the early momentum, San Francisco’s offense isn’t as suited to play from behind since it’s so dependent upon the running game. Unless Trey Lance adds in a few surprise wrinkles to change the game, Seattle should take care of business.
- Week 13 prediction: Seahawks 28, 49ers 24
Week 14 – @ Houston Texans
|Sunday, Dec. 12||1:00 PM||FOX|
Another easy one. No one has less talent on their roster than the Texans do. Seattle might roll up something like 500 yards of offense in this game. Anything less could be viewed as a disappointment.
- Week 14 prediction: Seahawks 35, Texans 10
Week 15 – @ Los Angeles Rams
|Sunday, Dec. 19||4:25 PM||FOX|
Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, DeSean Jackson and Tutu Atwell will probably give Los Angeles a five-deep receiving corps for new signal-caller Matthew Stafford to work with. Too many weapons for Seattle to handle on the back end, particularly without the 12th Man fans bellowing in support.
- Week 15 prediction: Rams 38, Seahawks 27
Week 16 – vs. Chicago Bears
|Sunday, Dec. 26||4:05 PM||FOX|
An unsettled quarterback depth chart in Chicago makes it extremely difficult to forecast the Bears’ season. They certainly don’t have an easy slate, and a road trip to Seattle is no exception. This should be a throwback, low-scoring game that Wilson helps the Seahawks pull out.
- Week 16 prediction: Seahawks 20, Bears 19
Week 17 – vs. Detroit Lions
|Sunday, Jan. 2||4:25 PM||FOX|
As tough as it’ll be for Jared Goff to succeed as the Lions’ new quarterback, it’ll be doubly tough to do so against the Seahawks. Goff has faced many times before, but under far more favorable circumstances as a member of the Rams. This has blowout written all over it.
- Week 17 prediction: Seahawks 38, Lions 13
Week 18 – @ Arizona Cardinals
|Sunday, Jan. 9||4:25 PM||FOX|
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has more juice in his legs than Wilson at this point, and the Cardinals’ front seven is far and away superior to the group Seattle has. Arizona imposing its will at the line of scrimmage, combined with home-field advantage, leads to a Seahawks defeat.
- Week 18 prediction: Cardinals 27, Seahawks 23