Saturday, October 10, 2020

Seattle Seahawks Week 5 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Seattle Seahawks rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 3.8 (T-3rd)
  • Best ranking: 2nd (ESPN)
  • Worst ranking: 6th (

Below you will find a Week 5 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 3

They look like an offensive juggernaut. The Seahawks' win over Miami wasn't as close as the final score (31-23) indicates. Russell Wilson had a red-zone interception. And they failed to convert on a fourth-and-3 from the Miami 18. Wilson had a play late in the first half where he rolled to his left and delivered a rope to David Moore that traveled 50 yards in the air. At this point, it just felt like another ho-hum play for him. This has nothing to do with anything, but shoutout to FOX's Brady Quinn who broke down a Chris Carson TD run by saying, "A body on a body. Look at (Mike) Iupati." I can't speak for others, but you at least have an audience of one for a brand that combines catchy rhymes with X's and O's. May I suggest "La-di-da-di, it's (Mike) Iupati" for next time? Ok, I'll move on now.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 5

The offensive wasn't as explosive against Miami, but they still scored over 30 points. They are 4-0, but do we know how good they are as a team?

USA Today -- Rank: 3

Defense ranked last in league naturally gave up its fewest points and yards of 2020 with S Jamal Adams sidelined. Playing Miami probably had something to do with it.

ESPN -- Rank: 2

FPI chance to make playoffs: 94.4%

Despite shaky play from their defense and a host of injuries, the unbeaten Seahawks are sitting pretty, and this figure seems just right. They're atop of the NFC West and two games up on the 49ers. They should be heavily favored Sunday at home in prime time against the 1-3 Vikings. The Seahawks' bye after that should help them get closer to full strength when they play Arizona in Week 7. With their strong start and quarterback Russell Wilson again playing at an MVP level, it would take something catastrophic for Seattle to miss the playoffs, especially now that seven teams make it instead of six. -- Brady Henderson -- Rank: 6

Progress for the defense. The Seahawks' D -- an injury-ravaged unit ranked 32nd in football entering Week 4 -- delivered a much better performance on Sunday against the Dolphins, keeping Miami out of the end zone until the game's final minutes in a 31-23 win. Russell Wilson, surely relieved he didn't have to win another shootout, delivered a pedestrian performance (by his standards) and is now up to 16 touchdowns, matching Peyton Manning (2013) for the most TD passes through the first four games of a season. His big-play man on Sunday was David Moore, who had three catches for 95 yards, including the game-clinching TD. The Seahawks are 4-0 for the second time ever.

+ Previous update: Seattle Seahawks Week 4 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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