2014 Seahawks schedule released

Let the games begin

Before the announcement of the schedule I was willing to bet money that the Seattle Seahawks would host the Denver Broncos to open the NFL season.  Week two, in an unusual move, I expect the Seahawks to travel to San Francisco to open Levi Stadium against the 49ers.

In all actuality the Seahawks will host the Broncos in week 3 and will not play in Levi Stadium until Thanksgiving.

The NFL missed a golden opportunity to place the Super Bowl Champion in 2 epic match-ups to start the season. If I’m being honest it’s a very disappointing NFL Schedule for Seattle in 2014.  

The Seahawks got a dealt an awful hand by the schedule makers this season.

When analyzing a schedule I like to take the approach of breaking the season up into four quarters.

First Quarter

The Seahawks kickoff the NFL season on September 4, when they hosting the Green Bay Packers ( as stated above it should have been the Broncos).  

The game does have added interest as the Packers were the last defending Super Bowl Champion to win the NFL Kickoff Game.

The Seahawks kickoff the NFL season on September 4

The Seahawks kickoff the NFL season on September 4

Ten days later the Seahawks travel to Southern California to play the San Diego Super Chargers before heeding back home in a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch with Payton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Unfortunately the Seahawks drew the short end of the stick when they were handed a week 4 bye.  Week 4 is the first week in the NFL schedule with a bye.

The Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams join Seattle with a poor bye draw while the 49ers don’t have theirs until week 8.

That is quite a break for San Fran.

The Seahawks end their 1st quarter in Maryland against the Redskins.

Early prediction:  Seahawks open the season 3-1

Second Quarter

I guarantee Tony Romo was not happy when he looked at week 7 (Seahawks 6th game) and saw that he had to travel up to Seattle to play in CenturyLink Field.  

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Week 16: Cardinals vs Seahawks Gameday Weather

NFC West AND NFC Champs?

ShowersPerhaps! Both can happen today with a win by Seattle! But first, they must battle the elements that we typically see in Seattle: WET. We will not see much in the way of heavy rain, or even light rain. In fact, we are looking clear of any moisture up in the atmosphere for the game. However, we will probably see moisture in the form of mist which will not show up on live radar. With that said, there is a system heading our way and showers are just now showing up south of Vancouver Island; I believe Seattle will be in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.

 

Temps for the game will be slightly warmer than what we are normally accustomed to I expect to see around 49 degrees with temps already at 47 degrees at time of this post (8am Sunday).  Winds will be from the south southwest but will be light: expect to see about 5-10mph winds.

 

So, dress for a win, stay warm and dry and enjoy the game!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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GO HAWKS!

Seahawks 31

Cardinals 14

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Week 13: Saints vs Seahawks Gameday Weather MNF

Monday Night Football in Seattle!

cold  Are you all ready for some football? Monday night football in the Great Pacific Northwest?! I am! Next question, if you are heading to the game, are you layering up? You might want to consider it as temperatures will be around 30 degrees at some point during the game. Vague? Kinda. The problem is, the arctic cold air is taking its sweet time filtering into our area, and with that, temps are staying at their high of 43 degrees; most likely stay there for the start of the game. However, (comma dramatic pause) the wind direction just north of the border, where the Fraser Valley Outflow is located, are now coming from the NNE; a strong indication that that arctic air mass is now starting to filter into the area. How fast or slow is the million dollar question.  I am holding onto the thought that temps will drop fairly dramatically as that arctic air filters into the Seattle area, thus the 30 degree prediction.

 

What about snow? Doubtful! However, (comma dramatic pause) there certainly are scattered showers around the Puget Sound area… and it is not out of the realm of possibilities to have one of these scattered showers travel over Seattle and Clink. If that happens, we COULD see 0.5 to 2 inches depending on how heavy the showers are.

 

This is a fairly vague forecast, and for that I do apologize, but there is a lot of uncertainty with the forecast, even from now (3pm) to end of the game. A lot of ‘nowcasting’ will be in order so please check back.

 

Meanwhile, GO HAWKS!

Seahawks 28

Saints 21