Thursday, September 17, 2020

Seattle Seahawks Week 2 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: 5.6 (5th)
  • Best ranking: 3rd (The Athletic)
  • Worst ranking: 8th (

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 3

What we learned: They'll be creative in how they use Jamal Adams. Per Sportradar, Adams rushed the passer 10 times in the Seahawks win over the Falcons. Thats more pass-rush chances than a Seahawks defensive back has had in a single game since Sportradar started charting it in 2015. Adams was a game-wrecker in this one. He broke up a pass intended for Julio Jones. He blitzed and sacked Matt Ryan on a third down. And he had a big stop on a third-and-2. Between Adams performance and the Seahawks letting Russell Wilson cook, its hard to imagine that Week 1 could have gone any better for Seattle.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

Russell Wilson started what should be an MVP-like season in impressive fashion against the Falcons. It was nice to see the team let him throw it a lot more, and early in the game.

USA Today -- Rank: 6

Sure seems they've got a pretty good plan in terms of deploying newly acquired all-pro S Jamal Adams (12 tackles, sack), who was all over the Falcons.

ESPN -- Rank: 4

Best rookie debut: WR Freddie Swain
The sixth-round pick from Florida had a hand in a game-changing play Sunday, recovering a fumble that Marquise Blair forced on a fake punt. That gave the Seahawks a short field and helped set up Russell Wilson's fourth touchdown pass. Swain's lone catch went for 17 yards and put Seattle in position for a 42-yard Jason Myers field goal. Swain hardly seemed like a lock to make the team heading into training camp. Now it seems like he'll be a regular contributor, especially when Phillip Dorsett II's problematic foot keeps him out like it did Sunday. -- Brady Henderson -- Rank: 8

Much was made about "Let Russ Cook" and Brian Schottenheimer's subsequent decision to air it out on Sunday, and Seahawks fans can only hope Wilson continues to get every chance to unleash his full potential as a passer. How could you not love the fourth-and-5 play call in the third quarter? Wilson, eyes downfield from the snap, dropped a bomb into the hands of DK Metcalf for a touchdown that broke the back of the Falcons' defense. Give Wilson the opportunity, and he may very well reward you with an NFL MVP performance in 2020.

+ Previous update: Seattle Seahawks Week 1 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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