Saturday, November 27, 2021

Seattle Seahawks Week 12 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 25.6 (25th)
  • Best ranking: 24 (USA Today)
  • Worst ranking: 28 (ESPN)

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 28

Most memorable Thanksgiving game: Seahawks celebrate at midfield after 14-3 win over 49ers on Nov. 27, 2014

It was one thing for the Seahawks to hand their archrivals a 16-point loss while the whole country watched in prime time. What happened next had to make the 49ers' skin crawl: Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman chomping on turkey legs on the 49ers' logo at midfield of their new stadium, where NBC had set up a Thanksgiving spread for its postgame interview. It had to be especially tasty for Sherman given his animus toward Niners QB Colin Kaepernick -- whom he picked off twice that night -- and coach Jim Harbaugh. Dessert came next in the form of a tweet from 49ers owner Jed York, who apologized to fans for a performance that he said "wasn't acceptable." -- Brady Henderson -- Rank: 26

The Seahawks are off to their worst 10-game start of the Pete Carroll era (since 2010), and the veteran coach was at a loss for words following the 23-13 loss to the Colt McCoy-led Cardinals at Lumen Field. "I'm just not any good at this. I'm not prepared for this," Carroll said of the struggles. "I'm struggling to do a good job of coaching when you get your butt kicked week in and week out." Carroll sounded like a frustrated coach who knows his job security might be in doubt for the first time in his distinguished run in Seattle. The offense is broken and the Seahawks don't currently have a first-round pick in 2022. This is the great unknown.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 25

This just isn't their season. Even getting Russell Wilson back can't solve their issues. They are bad on defense.

USA Today -- Rank: 24

QB Russell Wilson has lost three in a row for first time in his 10-season NFL career after a record 150 consecutive starts without such ignominy. Meanwhile, frustrated coach Pete Carroll is prematurely walking out of press conferences. Just feels like this organization is fraying at seams.

The Athletic -- Rank: 25

Best side dish: It's not that running back Alex Collins is the best player on the Seahawks, but he might be the most important non-QB for this struggling team. Pete Carroll is always inclined to run the ball, especially now, after Russell Wilson struggled in his first two games since returning from a finger injury. Seattle has lost five of its last six, and it won't be surprising if Carroll goes hard on a style of football he trusts, which means ample opportunity for Collins.

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