Despite coming from behind to beat the Houston Texans and remain undefeated on the year, the Seattle Seahawks slipped to No. 2 on ESPN’s weekly Power Rankings.
The new No. 1 team is the undefeated Denver Broncos, who are averaging 44.8 points per game through their first four games this season.
ESPN.com said this of the Seahawks slipping from the top spot:
A bad Matt Schaub interception helped the Seahawks leave Houston with a two-game cushion on the 49ers. It doesn’t get easier, though, with a trip to Indianapolis up next.
Three of the next four games on the Seahawks schedule feature teams that have records of .500 or better.
Denver’s dominance calls for the Seahawks to drop, despite the Seattle win. Close call in Houston, but once again, there was Richard Sherman. Did Matt Schaub provide a gift? You bet. But you have to make plays when they present themselves. Next up: at Indy. Should be a good one.
The Colts (3-1) have surprised much of the football nation with a great start to their season, led by their run production on offense and secondary on defense. ESPN has them ranked No. 6 in Week 5, moving them up three spots from No. 9 last week. NFL.com has the Colts at No. 6 as well.
The Broncos, meanwhile, will play the Cowboys (2-2) and the Jaguars (0-4) before taking on the Colts themselves in Week 7.
Only the Saints are on the Seahawks schedule this season, a Monday Night Football matchup in Week 13.