NFL power rankings: Seahawks solidly near the top

A roundup of NFL Power Rankings ahead of Week 7.

NFL.com

This week: No. 4; Last week: No. 3

Who’s No 1? Vikings

What they said: “If pro football is about survival for four quarters, then I present to you "Falcons at Seahawks." Holy cow. Seattle got off to a fast start, then let Matt Ryan throw all over the place. Then came a botched snap on a Steven Hauschka field-goal try with the 'Hawks down seven. Still, Russell Wilson and Co. were pesky, scoring a would-be tying TD ... only to have the PAT blocked. Pete Carroll lost his best pass rusher along the way. Finally, Seattle had to hold the best scoring offense in the league on four downs. Football is freaking stressful."

ESPN.com

This week: No. 3; Last week: No. 5

Who’s No 1? Patriots

What they said: “The Seahawks have a great defense and great supporting cast, but when things get down to the nitty-gritty, that's when Russell Wilson really shines. He has 15 game-winning drives since entering the NFL in 2012, tied for second in the league over that span."

USA TODAY

This week: 3; Last week: 4

Who’s No 1? Patriots

What they said: “After allowing one TD pass in first four games, no surprise Richard Sherman and Co. were angry and confused after getting hit with three Sunday."

Bleacher Report

This week: No. 4; Last week: No. 8

Who’s No 1? Patriots

What they said: “Seattle's passing game keeps showing me something every week it takes the field.

Russell Wilson looked good. Jimmy Graham kept his early-season momentum going. The Seahawks offensive line excelled in pass protection. What's not to like?

Answer: Seattle's running game. Its production is nowhere near the levels Marshawn Lynch left it at. The backs are there—Christine Michael and Alex Collins and C.J. Spiller. The push is not.

I need to see a grind-it-out win before I put Seattle in Minnesota's class. The Seahawks certainly have a quarterback and defense to match up with the best, though."

Looking forward: David Johnson o

SB Nation

This week: No. 3; Last week: No. 5

Who’s No. 1? Vikings

What they said: Nothing

Yahoo! Sports

This week: No. 2; Last week: No. 2

Who’s No. 1? Patriots

What they said: “In the third quarter Sunday, the Seahawks punted on fourth-and-inches at Atlanta’s 45. You don’t see Pete Carroll make conservative mistakes like that. It probably shows how little confidence he has in his offensive line."

CBS Sports

This week: No. 3; Last week: No. 4

Who’s No. 1? Vikings

What they said: “They rallied against the Falcons to show they are still one of the elite of the NFC. The defense showed some leakage, though."

Fox Sports

This week: No. 4; Last week: No. 9

Who’s No 1? Vikings

What they said: "The Seahawks escaped with a controversial win over the Falcons thanks to a no-call on fourth down, but that doesn’t undermine how good they are as a team. They’ve finally found a rhythm on offense and the defense is playing extremely well, even against a powerhouse like the Falcons. They’re once again a top team in the NFC."

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