Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Denver Broncos during the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Seahawks schedule nearly included ‘worst road trip in NFL history’


The Seahawks have the third-toughest road schedule in the NFL in 2014, but if you can believe it, that schedule could have been made even tougher by the league.

How?

A road trip that would have spanned 11,000 miles in 15 days.

Peter King of the MMQB explained that the road trip that almost happened would have been consecutive games in St. Louis, Washington and Kansas City.

Instead, the Seahawks will play back-to-back games on the road twice this season.

Once in Weeks 7 and 8 where they will travel to St. Louis and then Carolina and again in Weeks 13 and 14 in San Francisco and then in Philadelphia.

The Seahawks have not played three consecutive games on the road since 2009.

That trip took them to Arizona, Minnesota, and then St. Louis. The Seahawks went 1-2 on that trip, losing the first two games before winning the last one. The Seahawks finished that season 5-11.

In case you still haven’t seen it, here is a look at Seattle’s schedule for next season.

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It’s going to be a tough year, no doubt, but apparently it could have been a lot tougher.

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  • Ron Grummer

    I would still like to see what the entire schedule that included that one “worst ever” stretch. Our entire schedule seems pretty bad this season, and I would have gladly swapped one bad series of three games if the overall schedule had a later bye, or even just a better all round set of games. We seem to have worked out the travelling and early start issues, but going at the Chiefs, home to the Cards, At the Niners, at the Eagles, home to the Niners, at the Cards and then back home to the Rams is a pretty rough second half of the season, especially when your bye is week 4. we may have dodged a 3-week bullet, but we’ve got seven weeks of playing bowling ball dodge ball in exchange.