It sucks, I really hate it. Giving only one team a bye makes the 1st seed so much more important and leads to things coming down to the semantics of tiebreakers. There was more wiggle room to avoid that with two byes and things wouldn't be so unbalanced. The Saints, Seahawks, and Packers may very well all finish 12-4. Is it really fair for one team to get such a giant advantage because of tiebreakers?
It also takes a little bit away from how scared the playoffs are in the NFL. Making them was a difficult and big accomplishment. I just hate changes like this all for $$$ and yes it may hurt the Seahawks this year. Although I was thoroughly against it before a down of this season had ever been played. I hate the extra regular season game next year as well. I mean I'm happy to watch another game of football, but it just messes with things such as statistical records and adds to injuries. All this is for $$$ by the league. Might as well just increase the season to 32 games so we can have Football for half the year, LOL!