|Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will get his first crack at Andrew Luck when Seattle travels to Indianapolis in 2013. (US Presswire)|
The Seahawks recipe for making the playoffs in 2012 -- win every game at home and win a few on the road -- might just work in 2013. Seattle went 11-5 this season thanks in large part to being the only NFL team to put together a perfect 8-0 record at home.
The 8-0 record at home came despite the fact that the Seahawks played four playoff teams (Green Bay, New England, Minnesota, San Francisco) and a Dallas team that could have won the NFC East had they beat Washington in Week 17.
On paper, the 2013 home schedule looks to be slightly less daunting as the Seahawks will only play two teams that finished the 2012 season with winning records (San Francisco, Minnesota).
The 2013 road schedule is a completely different story though. The Seahawks will hit the road next season to play games against teams that combined to go 75-51-2 in 2012, including four teams that won at least 11 games: Atlanta (13-3), Houston (12-4), San Francisco (11-4-1) and Indianapolis (11-5). The road schedule also includes a cross-country trip to New York for a game against the Giants, who finished 2012 at 9-7.
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Seattle fans living in the southern United States will get several chances to see the Seahawks play in 2013, thanks to an NFL schedule rotation that has Seattle playing every team in both the NFC South and AFC South.
Seattle's southern road games include the aforementioned trips to Houston, Atlanta and Indianapolis, plus a trip to Carolina.
The game against the Colts will be one of the highlights of 2013, as two stars of the 2012 draft class -- Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck -- will meet on the field for the first time.
The Seahawks went 5-3 in 2012 against teams that are on the 2013 schedule.
Seahawks 2013 schedule:
Home: Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Minnesota
Away: Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, New York Giants