After a big win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks solidified their spot once again as the best team in the NFL.
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It could have been an easier win for the Seahawks, who were up by 14 points at halftime, but a gritty performance by the Broncos forced a tie with 12 seconds left in the game and the Seahawks won in overtime.
The win was another big one for Russell Wilson and company, who continue to dominate teams that challenge them at CenturyLink Field.
Seattle is 19-1 at home since 2012.
ESPN.com had this to say about Seattle’s top spot in their weekly power rankings:
"Russell Wilson’s career record against Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady is 7-0. After Sunday’s overtime win, the Seahawks are still clearly the team to beat."
The Broncos, with the loss, fell to the No. 3 spot in the rankings and are no longer the highest-ranked team in the AFC.
That title belongs to the Cincinatti Bengals (3-0) this week, a team that has shown they may be as well-rounded and complete as the Seahawks are in the NFC.
Seattle sits in second place in the NFC West, behind the Arizona Cardinals (3-0), who moved to No. 5 on the rankings after another impressive win, this time against the San Francisco 49ers (1-2) at home.
Those 49ers, who were expected to compete for the NFC crown this season, dropped to No. 16 on the rankings, a nine-spot free-fall that was tied for largest drop this week. This is the second year in a row the 49ers have started the season 1-2.
They have the same record as the St. Louis Rams (1-2), who remained at No. 28 on the rankings, the same spot as last week.
On NFL.com, the Seahawks continue to get no love, moving up only to the No. 5 spot on Elliot Harrison’s weekly list.
Harrison said this of the Seahawks spot:
"Nice, resilient showing for the Seahawks, who prevailed even after sloppy play and the refs’ failure to call offensive pass interference allowed the Broncos to even things up in Seattle on Sunday. Personally, I think Julius Thomas should’ve been allowed to put a Seahawks corner in a sleeper hold so that Wes Welker could run unabated and uncovered, but I digress …"
Instead of looking at the Seahawks win as a accomplishment over one of the best teams in the AFC, Harrison blames the referees for the Broncos loss.
No love at all from NFL.com.
The Seahawks have bye week in Week 4 before traveling east to take on the Washington Redskins (1-2) on Monday Night Football in Week 5.