Seattle Seahawks Shut Out of Prime Time for First Time Since 1983


Published: April 15, 2009


... it; because, for the first time since 1983, the NFL shut them out of prime time. That was the biggest disappointment in a good-news-bad-news deal for the Seahawks as the league released the full schedule Tuesday.

Apparently a 12-loss season overshadowed the idea of Jim Mora taking over as coach, because the Seahawks are one of just four teams with new coaches who won't be seen in prime time or on Thanksgiving.

Seven teams with new field generals will be seen, with the Indianapolis Colts and new coach Jim Caldwell appearing in five prime-time contests.

This is only the sixth time in 34 seasons that the Seahawks are not scheduled to play in prime time. They didn't earn a Monday night game until their fourth season, 1979, and they also were shut out in the strike-shortened 1982 season and in 1983.

Of course, with the NFL's late-season flexible scheduling, Seattle could play its way into the Sunday night time slot. And the Hawks would be more than happy to r...

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