Apr 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is interview by the media prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

NFL kept Seahawks out of primetime for being too good

The Seattle Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions, but the NFL decided to only schedule the team in one primetime game for the 2014-15 regular season. It is rare to see a team that is looking to defend their Super Bowl title out of the best slots, but it appears the league is punishing Seattle for being too good.

According to Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk.com, a league source said the Seahawks were kept out of primetime because their games can often be “uncompetitive.”

It may be disappointing to see the league keep Seattle out of the primetime match ups, but there is still hope for the team to add more as the season goes on thanks to the flex scheduling rules.

For Seahawks fans, being left out of primetime could be even more frustrating, but at least the team has a Lombardi Trophy in the show room that they can hang their hats on.

Tags: NFL Seattle Seahawks

  • Bob

    Pissese off. The almighty Peyton Manning gets five plus flex games.

  • Tony Curtis

    This is total schedule is total B.S. penalizing the best team from last year with only one home game out of four in prime time really shows the East coast bias. The NFC east was the worst division in football last year and have the most prime time games. Why do I want to watch the cowgirls, buzzards, or munchkins witch have five prime time games ea. Let alone the second worst team in the skins three times. The AFC east comes in a close second why do I want to watch both Squealer VS Crows games. The 9ers and Broncos both get three home games and we get one this blows!!!!!!!!