Seahawks rise in NFL power rankings because they should

The Seahawks have won three of their last four games. They are improving team. And several NFL power rankings have noticed.

The Seahawks destroyed the Raiders this past Sunday. The week before Seattle lost a close game to the still-unbeaten Rams. And the prior two weeks Seattle won. Seattle is a football that seems to be getting better. And NFL power rankings are showing that.

According to NFL.com, Seattle is edging up towards the top-half of the league, moving up three spots from week five. Seattle ranks as the 18th best team in the NFL after week six. NFL.com says that the Seahawks “refuse to be as cruddy as everyone said they would be.”

I am not sure that everyone thought that Seattle would be “cruddy.” 12s may not have had Super Bowl hopes in 2018, but fans generally thought the team had a shot at the playoffs. And after week six, Seattle still does.

ESPN also has Seattle moving up three spots to number 17. ESPN says the reason for the Seahawks improvement is that in that in the last four games Seattle has the fourth best pressure rate of opposing quarterbacks in the league.

ESPN says Seattle now has a 47.7 percent chance of making the playoffs. Considering that Seattle was less than 20 percent earlier in the season, this is reason for hope. Seattle, of course, is a much better team than it was in the first two weeks of the year and playing like it.

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Sports Illustrated remains the odd one when it comes to Seattle. SI hasn’t thought much about the Seahawks all year. And Seattle’s win over Oakland did nothing for Seattle in SI’s rankings with Seattle holding at number 21. It appears Sports Illustrated will simply continue to be incorrect about the Seahawks.