Seahawks Fall Slightly in Latest Pro Football Power Rankings
After their loss to the Colts last week, the Seahawks remain a top five team in the various sports sites’ weekly rankings.
Seattle fell from second to third in the Associated Press Pro 32 rankings.
At ESPN.com, Seattle fell to #5.
Andrew Luck’s career-long 73-yard connection with T.Y. Hilton was the longest touchdown pass Seattle allowed since 2007 (Week 16), when Baltimore’s Troy Smith hit Derrick Mason for a 79-yard score.
Elliot Harrison at NFL.com also has the Seahawks falling to fifth.
While the Seahawks clearly are fallible, the thinking here is that they’ll still go 13-3 or 12-4. It will be tough for any team to overtake Seattle in the race for home-field advantage in the NFC, especially if the 12th Man makes life miserable for the Saints in what’s looking like the best game on the 2013 schedule: Dec. 2, New Orleans at Seattle on “Monday Night Football.”
At CBSSports.com, Pat Kirwan drops the Seahawks to #5 as well.
A bit of a setback with its first loss, but two road trips on back-to-back weeks was a little too much to ask. The Seahawks’ offensive line was missing three starters and Seattle still ran for 218 yards.
At Fox Sports, former NFL head coach Brian Billick has Seattle only falling to third.
Russell Wilson had his first 100-yard rushing game, but for the second time this season, he completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes and that isn’t good enough to beat the good teams in the NFL.
The Sehawks will host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at Centurylink Field.