Seahawks Stay Stagnant in Latest NFL Power Rankings
Even with a loss in Kansas City, the Seahawks didn't move up or down much in this week's rankings.
The experts all agreed that the loss of a key player contributed to the Seahawk's woes in Kansas City.
Elliott Harrison at NFL.com has Seattle at # 10.
Say what you want about Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, but we just saw how relevant defensive tackle Brandon Mebane -- lost for the season in Week 10 -- is in terms of team MVP conversation. Well, that is if you consider keeping opponents from racking up nearly two bills on the ground to be valuable.
At CBS Sports, Pete Prisco says the same.
If they want to have any chance to win the division, they have to beat Arizona this week. I worry about their two lines.
Dan Schneier at Fox Sports puts the Seahawks at # 11.
The run defense took a major step back following the loss of Brandon Mebane. Although Russell Wilson made some incredible plays through the air and with his legs, the offense came up short on the last drive thanks to some great pass defense by the Chiefs.
The panel at ESPN also has Seattle in the eleventh slot.
Jamaal Charles exploited the hole left by Brandon Mebane's injury. The Chiefs had 6.3 yards per rush and 5.0 yards before contact per rush, most against Seattle since 2013.
Pat Kirwan at CBS Sports drops the Seahawks to # 14.
In its first outing without DT Brandon Mebane, Seattle struggled against the Chiefs' ground game. Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson can run their way past most opponents but the Seahawks' 2-3 road record stings. The three remaining road games are at San Francisco, Philadelphia and Arizona, which are a combined 22-8.