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.