The Seahawks' scheduled game at Qwest Field against the New England Patriots on Dec. 7 has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. start under the rule of the league's flexible scheduling.
Replacing the Seahawks-Patriots in the 5:15 p.m. slot will be the Washington Redskins-Baltimore Ravens game. It is the first switch of a game from afternoon to prime time this season.
The Redskins-Ravens game is between two teams in the playoff race with 7-4 records. While the Patriots, also 7-4, remain in contention, Seattle (2-9) is out of it.
The flex scheduling was instituted with the new television contract in 2005 to allow more attractive games to be switched to prime time in the last two months of the season.