Seahawks have 1 of the most ‘forgiving’ schedules for 2022 NFL season

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The complete 2022 NFL regular-season schedule was released on Thursday night and fans and media were quick to react to the matchups. There is truly no “easy” slate of games, but the metric of strength of schedule is often used to determine whose calendar is more favorable than others.

Jeremy Bergman, digital content editor for NFL.com, added some of his own criteria and ranked the clubs around the league and the Seahawks landed with the fourth-most “accommodating itinerary” for the 2022 season.

“If Russell Wilson returns to Seattle in Week 1, is it really a return?” Bergman starts. “The Seahawks open the season against their former franchise QB, who’s now with the Broncos after a decade in Seattle. The Monday night matchup will be highly anticipated; the 12s could set a decibel record 12 times over during Denver’s possessions that evening.

“Those dynamics set up to make things more difficult for Wilson and first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett than they will for Seattle, softening what could be one of the hardest matchups on the team’s schedule.”

“The Seahawks catch other breaks, too, from playing the Buccaneers in Germany instead of Tampa Bay, being one of just three teams to receive a bye after playing an international game this year and having four of their final five games at home.”

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here . . . the Seahawks still need to name a starting quarterback before all this winning can take place.

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