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Seahawks schedule should mean no football lines during regular season

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CenturyLink Field has a less crowded schedule than in previous years.

This must never happen again
This must never happen again

When the NFL released the schedule for their 2016 season Seattle Seahawks fans immediately looked at how many prime time games they had (5), how many 10 AM starts they have (2) and were pleased to see that they open at home against the LA Rams. But for Seattle Sounders fans, and the rest of MLS the NFL schedule release means the fear of football lines.

There's great news - there should be no football lines for regular season games. Comparing the Seahawks schedule and the Sounders schedule shows the only match that is close is a Wednesday home game for the MLS side. On October 12th the Sounders host the Houston Dynamo and then on the 16th the Seahawks host the Atlanta Falcons. That's plenty of time to switch the field.

MLS has not yet released their 2016 Playoff schedule. But, if the league avoids the official FIFA international datesfrom November 7-15 it is likely that possible home playoff dates would be;

  • Play-in round Oct 26,27
  • Conference Semis Oct 30, Nov 1,5,6
  • Conference Finals Nov 19,20,26,27
  • MLS Cup Dec 3,4 or 10,11 with a week off
The Seahawks are at home on November 7th (Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills), November 20th (Philadelphia Eagles), December 4th (Sunday Night Football against the Carolina Panthers). Only the game on the 20th should cause a possible playoff lines issue. It would depend on the Sounders advancing that far, and they'd have to a be the lower seed. Even then they could possibly play on the Friday night and not have an issue.