The Seattle Seahawks have high hopes for the 2018 season after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
The NFL has released the opponents for the upcoming season and the schedule is expected to be revealed closer to the NFL Draft. For now, one thing is certain – the Seahawks’ schedule won’t be an easy one.
John Breech of CBSSports.com took a look at the opponents around the league for all 32 teams and ranked the strength of schedule for each ball club. The Seahawks find themselves in a three-team time with the Browns and the Rams.
The Seahawks 2018 opponents finished with a combined record of 134-122 and a .523 winning percentage last season. Four of those teams made the playoffs, including the Division-Champion Rams, Vikings and Chiefs. Seattle will also face the Panthers, who earned a Wild Card berth.
If it’s any consolation, Seattle will square off twice against the Rams, a team battling an equally challenging schedule.
According to Breech, the Packers have the toughest road in 2018, followed by the Lions and Saints, who are tied for second place.