ESPN Calls Seahawks ‘Defending Champs,’ Might Motivate Patriots (Photo)

by abournenesn

Sep 13, 2015

The defending Super Bowl champions lost Sunday, according to ESPN.

Yes, the “Worldwide Leader” incorrectly labeled the Seattle Seahawks, not the New England Patriots, as the defending champs on the site’s home page after the ‘Hawks were upset 34-31 in overtime by the St. Louis Rams.

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This certainly will irk Patriots fans, many of whom already believe ESPN has it out for their team, especially after the network’s Spygate report published earlier in the week and its questionable coverage of the Deflategate saga throughout the offseason.

There could be a positive, however, because it might provide even more bulletin-board material for an already highly motivated Patriots team.

Thumbnail photo via Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers (90) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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