Week 3 NFL Power Rankings Roundup: Seahawks move up

After dismantling a short-handed Chicago Bears team at home, the Seahawks consistently moved up in our Week 3 NFL Power Rankings roundup, hanging out in the lower Top 10 for the most part. Another convincing win at home against an inferior opponent should help in Week 4. Their MNF matchup with the Detroit Lions next week pits them against a team ranked in the bottom third of most of these polls.

Here we go…..

Keith Myers – 12thmanrising.com: Seahawks #7 (Last week 9th)

A recurring theme pops up here, The Hawks get back on track BUT……

“The offensive line is still a disaster though. They must get that fixed if they are going to live up to expectations.”

FanSided.com staff: Seahawks #9 (Last week 8th)

One of the only lists this week that has them dropping in the rankings.

“All is not perfect for the Seahawks, but getting off the schneid was a sign that the two-time defending NFC champs are moving in the right direction.”

Elliott Harrison – nfl.com: Seahawks #8 (Last week 11th)

“That was pure domination by the Kam Chancellor-sporting Seahawkson Sunday.”

ESPN’s DPI Index – Seahawks #4 (Last week 3rd)

They’ve got the Arizona Cardinals #1 this week, barely edging the Patriots. Green Bay is 3rd.

Dan Schneier – foxsports.com: Seahawks #8 (Last week 13th)

This week’s biggest jump, moving 5 spots back into the top 10.

“If the Seahawks want to get back to the elite level, they need to find ways to open up the offense to get Tyler Lockett and Jimmy Graham even more opportunities.”

Pete Prisco – cbssports.com: Seahawks #10 (Last week 11th)

“Getting Kam Chancellor back helped the defense get a shutout.”

Wow, that’s some impressive next-level analysis there from good ‘ol Prisco.

Frank Schwab – Yahoo Sports: Seahawks #6 (Last week 5th)

“If push came to shove, I’d pick them to beat the Cardinals on a neutral field.”

Then… um, why jump the Cardinals ahead of them this week? Weird.

USA Today staff: Seahawks #7 (Last week 8th)

“Another indication of O-line’s ongoing struggles: Russell Wilson is on pace to be sacked 64 times.”

SUMMARY:

Don’t look for a lot of movement at the top this week, the Patriots are on a bye, Arizona hosts the Rams, and Green Bay gets to play the 49ers. Even on a short week and travelling to the bay area, it should be an easy week for Aaron Rodgers and company. But the Seahawks could continue to move up behind them all with a good showing on offense and a convincing win against the Lions.