Seahawks now part of NFL history
Adjust your calendards, Seahawks-Eagles moved into primetime Monday: Seaside Joe 1733
It looks like the Seahawks have finally returned the favor and intercepted the Patriots.
The NFL has moved Week 15’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles back a day, making it the first time in history that the league has flexed a Monday Night Football affair: The Seahawks and Eagles will now meet on Monday, December 18th at 5:15 PM, and force an expected “easy money” billing of the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots to be buried in the middle of a Sunday.
It’s the first time that the NFL has flexed a Monday Night Football game and apparently Seahawks-Eagles is the matchup worthy of replacing the 2-9 Patriots.
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For Seattle to hold up their end of the bargain, they’re really going to need to show up and upset one of their next two opponents, both on the road: The Seahawks face the Dallas Cowboys in a matter of hours and will be
throwing their wearback uniforms—wearing their throwback uniforms—and then try to end a four-game losing streak to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14.
Obviously, the NFL is ready to say que sera, sera and live with it if the Seahawks are 6-7 when they host the Eagles. Hopefully for the sake of Seattle’s fans, their playoff hopes, and ABC/ESPN’s ratings, they are at least 7-6.
Some games that the NFL chose to leave alone that week include Jets-Dolphins (I guess they’re not as hopeful of Aaron Rodgers’ return as Aaron Rodgers appears to be), Steelers-Colts, Broncos-Lions, Bucs-Packers, and Cowboys-Bills; Dallas already has six primetime games this season, including Thursday night.
If you’re happy about the chance to play on primetime—or upset because now you can’t attend the game—or happy because now you can attend the game—let me know in the comments. Share Seaside Joe with other Seahawks fans and make sure you are subscribed to get tonight’s Regular Joes-only game recap and immediate thoughts.