Seahawks schedule 2018: Seattle fortunate to host toughest opponents

The Seahawks’ 2018 schedule was going to be tough enough given the sudden rise of their rivals in the NFC West. But the presence of the NFC North and the AFC West on Seattle’s 2018 regular-season schedule makes it that much tougher.

Biggest breaks: For the most part, Seattle draws its toughest opponents (on paper) at home. The Seahawks also have to make just one trip to the East Coast in 2018 — their trip to Carolina to play the Panthers. Of course, that does not include the trip to London.

Bottom line: Despite their division’s tough matchups against the NFC North and AFC West, the Seahawks have a relatively manageable schedule. Based on 2017 results and 2018 projections, Seattle’s home opponents are much stronger than its away opponents, making the home-field advantage of CenturyLink Field that much more important. The Seahawks might be slipping into rebuild mode around Russell Wilson, but while that’s happening, they’re fortunate their 2018 schedule is not tougher. Record prediction: 8-8

A quick look at how things stood hours before the meeting, and what might be ahead:

— Bryant was active on Twitter on Thursday with a series of posts, including this lament about media (but actually, he says, he’s OK): “I never in my life heard so much media try to destroy a single soul which is very sad but what is so great is that I’m so un F—ing bothered.”

More tweets, replies, retweets and acknowledgements followed, but the two most pertinent were:

The take from today.. I’m bothered because I said publicly I’m unbothered That’s a huge wow take 2 I’m ranting and going off on the media whenever I’m just being normal Dez in my everyday life.. I can only control what I can control is what I tell myself…again unbotheredseahawks_001

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