Saturday, November 11, 2023

Seattle Seahawks Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Seattle Seahawks in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 12

Non-QB MVP: OLB Boye Mafe

Mafe would be the choice even if quarterbacks were included. He has taken the biggest second-year leap of anyone from the Seahawks' stellar 2022 draft class, recording a full sack in six straight games to tie the longest streak in franchise history. In seven games, he already has doubled his sack total from his rookie season. Mafe's sack Sunday against Baltimore forced a fumble that Seattle recovered. He ranks third in PRWR among edge players this season, behind only Micah Parsons and Myles Garrett, according to ESPN Analytics/NFL Next Gen Stats. -- Brady Henderson -- Rank: 12

Things looked fine for a bit in Baltimore, and then the avalanche hit. The Ravens even gave the Seahawks two fumbles in the first half, but Seattle scored zero points off the turnovers, with Geno Smith fumbling the second possession right back to Baltimore. It's getting harder to look past Smith's scuffles, as he's now logged eight turnovers in his past four starts. It's certainly not all on him; his offensive line struggled, and Seattle's defense produced plenty of face-palm plays, jumping offsides on fourth-and-1 and missing umpteen tackles. But to me, Smith's cold snap cracks the door on a discussion of whether Pete Carroll might have to consider going to Drew Lock at some point. We're not there yet -- the next two are winnable. However, a daunting 49ers-Cowboys-49ers-Eagles cluster awaits between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 11

It was not a good trip to Baltimore for this group. They just didn't look like a team that went in 5-2, getting dominated in all areas.

USA Today -- Rank: 12

Would not have expected the acquisition of DE Leonard Williams to coincide with Seattle surrendering 37 points and 515 yards.

The Athletic -- Rank: 9

Report card: B-plus

Adding defensive tackle Leonard Williams at the trade deadline didn't have the desired effect, at least immediately. Seattle was eighth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (96.9 per game) entering Sunday's game. Baltimore rushed for 298, the second-most surrendered by any team in a game this season. Still, we'll give Pete Carroll the benefit of the doubt on defense, and the Seahawks still are tied for the NFC West lead.

FOX -- Rank: 12

Take a seat next to Detroit, Seattle. The Seahawks are the latest NFC contender to be personally victimized by the Baltimore Ravens — and somehow this might've been worse than what happened to the Lions. What's more depressing: giving up 298 rushing yards on defense or managing just six first downs in an entire game?

Yahoo! -- Rank: 12

Many of the Seahawks' problems Sunday can be attributed to the Ravens, who did the same things to the Lions a few weeks ago. But one thing that needs to be fixed is DK Metcalf. The Seahawks have one of the best receivers in the NFL and he's not having nearly the impact he should. He has a middling 28-454-2 line this season. Metcalf had one catch on Sunday. The Seahawks need to get him more targets and catches. Getting him back on track is the difference between the Seahawks competing with the 49ers for a division title or falling out of that race.

PFT -- Rank: 10

Drew Lock inches closer to getting a shot to not turn the ball over.

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