NFL Power Rankings recap: Seattle Seahawks stay in No. 1 spot


Perhaps not surprisingly, the Seattle Seahawks were named the most powerful team in football for the second week in a row, claiming the top spot in ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings released on Tuesday.

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The Seahawks dominated the Green Bay Packers in the first game of the season, which now seems long ago.

A 36-16 rout at CenturyLink Field and nearly 400 total yards of offense helped the Seahawks prove that they are still the best team in the NFL.

ESPN had this to say about Seattle’s top-ranked position:

"The dreaded Super Bowl hangover skipped Seattle. That defense looked as fearsome as ever, holding Aaron Rodgers to 189 passing yards and a 47.9 QBR after unveiling the team’s Super Bowl banner."

The first week of the NFL season had plenty of surprises, but none of them came out of Seattle.

The Miami Dolphins might have had the biggest upset of the weekend, taking down the heavily favored New England Patriots, 33-20.

That win moved the Dolphins all the way up to the No. 15 spot on the NFL Power Rankings, while the Patriots dropped to No. 7.

In the NFC West, there was movement, but little surprise.

The San Francisco 49ers dominated the Dallas Cowboys on the road and moved into the No. 3 spot on the rankings, right behind the Denver Broncos.

The Arizona Cardinals rallied from 11 points down in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers to escape with an 18-17 victory. The win kept the Cards at No. 14 on the rankings.

The St. Louis Rams plummeted to the No. 32 spot on the rankings after falling hard to the Minnesota Vikings 34-6 at home.

The Seahawks (1-0) will visit the Chargers (0-1) in Week 2. San Diego fell to No. 16 in the rankings after blowing the late lead to the Cardinals.

The Minnesota Vikings (No. 17) and Tennessee Titans (No. 19) made the biggest jumps in the rankings, each earning an impressive victory over the weekend.

The Kansas City Chiefs dropped to No. 25, the furthest in this week’s NFL Power Rankings.