Seahawks Plummet in NFL Power Rankings
Two straight losses have the Seattle Seahawks falling a long way in the Week 7 NFL Power rankings.
A top five team last week, Seattle is now flirting with falling out of the top 10.
Here's what the analysts at ESPN are saying, putting Seattle at No. 11.
The Seahawks pressured opposing quarterbacks on an NFL-high 33 percent of dropbacks in 2013. They rank last at 17 percent in 2014.
Dan Schneier at Fox Sports has the Seahawks at No.10.
The offense didn’t respond as hoped following the Percy Harvin trade, but watch rookie Paul Richardson going forward -- he’s a DeSean Jackson clone. Overall, this is not the same team that won the Super Bowl -- the offensive line has really struggled and the pass rush is no longer a dominant force.
Pete Prisco at CBS Sports has Seattle falling to No.11.
They just aren't playing with the same nastiness they did a year ago. Do they find it this week at Carolina?
Elliott Harrison at NFL.com has the Seahawks ranked the highest, at No. 9.
Seattle's special teams unit was a huge part of the victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. It was the only thing that kept the Seahawks from getting blown out by Dallas in Week 6. And yet, on Sunday, it was responsible for the loss in St. Louis.
Oh, and at this point, anyone who thinks Russell Wilson is a glorified "game manager" -- or clearly inferior to Andrew Luck -- is crazy. Wilson threw for 313 yards and ran for 106 against the Rams -- without committing a single turnover.