Seattle holds in latest FanSided power rankings
There are a few different ways of looking at this week's FanSided NFL power rankings as they relate to the Seattle Seahawks. One is that Seattle is partly 5-2 because they have played a relatively easy schedule so far. For example, Seattle has played the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals already this season, and those teams rank 30th, 31st, and 32nd, respectively, in the rankings.
One good thing is that after Week 9's tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, the Seahawks will face teams ranked 22nd and 23rd, respectively, the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Commanders. Then Seattle won't face a top-half-of-the-league team in the final three games. But all the other teams Seattle will face might not be much fun.
The San Francisco 49ers are rankled 11th, but the Dallas Cowboys are fifth, the Ravens are third, and the Philadelphia Eagles are first. We always assumed that the late part of the season would be very difficult and that hasn't changed. Seattle is 5-2, and likely needs at least 9 wins to make the playoffs and if they don't play well the rest of the year, they might have a tough time getting to 9.
Seattle is ranked seventh, though, so FanSided thinks the Seahawks are pretty good, too. If Seattle can find a way to beat the Ravens, Seattle might move into the top five. Of course, power rankings are ultimately meaningless in the NFL because wins outranked beauty points.