The Seattle Seahawks will have a last-place schedule in 2022 but based on the teams they are set to play next year’s schedule isn’t easy.
Most schedules, to be fair, can be assumed for the most part even a season before the next one. NFL teams have a set rotation of every four years of other divisions they will play. Seattle already knew they would face the NFC South and AFC West teams in 2022.
But now that the Seahawks have (sadly) clinched the last-place spot in the NFC West, Seattle now knows it will face other last-place teams from the NFC East and North along with the worst team in the AFC East.
Seattle needs to make a bunch of changes before next year in hopes 2022 is better (terminate both coordinators, for instance?) but even if Seattle was its usually good self in 2021 next season does not look fun.
Seattle Seahawks 2022 opponents
Specifically, the Seahawks road games are very difficult. Dates and times won’t be announced until May most likely, but Seattle knows it will travel to play the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit Lions as well as fellow NFC West foes San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.
At least three of those teams have a good chance of making the Super Bowl this year, the Buccaneers, Rams and Chiefs. Seven of the eight teams have a pretty good chance of finishing at .500 or better this year.
The Seahawks home schedule is a bit easier (on paper anyway). It may not matter as Seattle is just 2-5 at Lumen Field this season. But besides the Rams, 49ers and Cardinals, Seattle will get the New York Jets, the New York Giants, the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons, the Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders at home.
At least only four of the home foes in 2022 currently have a winning record in 2021. That said, only two of those teams (the Jets and Giants) currently have a worse record than Seattle has right now.