After spending part of the off season  as the top team in the rankings, the Seattle Seahawks have tumbled a couple of spots in the latest poll.

The San Francisco 49ers occupy the top slot, with the Seahawks opponents this weekend, the Denver Broncos, falling into the second spot.'s Elliot Harrison had this to say about Seattle:

The Seattle Seahawks and Broncos both failed to nab the top spot mostly because of health issues, which is unfortunate. When you lose a player of Percy Harvin's caliber, it's going to affect the standings. And on the defensive side of the ball ... Irrespective of how fans feel about Bruce Irvin's upside, this club must get defensive end Chris Clemons back. The tricky deal is that Clemons wants to return -- like, now. The Seattle brass must be careful here, as Clemons turns 32 in October. Better to have him fully healthy in Week 3 or Week 5 than to rush him back for Week 1.

The guy we're watching? Doug Baldwin. He can play, and he should be a primary option in the slot sans Harvin. There's a reason teams inquired about Baldwin's availability this offseason.


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