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Seahawks Fall in NFL Power Rankings

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Seattle’s road loss in San Diego knocked the team out of the top spot in this week’s rankings.

 

ESPN has Seattle in the No.2 spot behind their next opponent, the Denver Broncos.

The nine-point loss was Seattle’s largest margin of defeat since Week 9 of 2011. Russell Wilson is 16-1 at home, but fell to 9-8 on the road in his career.

 

 

Fox Sports also has the Seahawks in second place.

The Super Bowl champs showed some vulnerability on both sides of the ball. After Marshawn Lynch’s back flared up, the offense narrowly missed an opportunity on their final drive in a game where Percy Harvin curiously only saw 26 total snaps. Although the Hawks are less of a powerhouse away from home, this loss boils down to Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates channeling their prime form.

 

Elliott Harrison at NFL.com drops Seattle all the way to seventh place.

Guessing the “perfect season” stuff can come to a merciful end. Seattle looked fatigued in the San Diego heat and in those dark blues. Give the Chargers credit for a) making the Seahawks wear those insulated heat packs and b) outplaying them in all three phases of the game. Percy Harvin‘s fumble on a second-quarter kick return was a huge play in a quality early-season matchup.

 

Pete Prisco at CBS Sports puts the Seahawks at No.4.

They got pushed around a little bit against the Chargers. That has slowed some of that all-time-great-team talk.

 

 

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