NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks Falling Fast After Season-Opening Loss

In the first regular season NFL Power Rankings of the year, the Seattle Seahawks don't fare so well.

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NFL Power Rankings: Pete Prisco Hates Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs

I was hoping SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings were an indicator of where the Seattle Seahawks stood after a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. At No. 23, the Seahawks weren't quite down in the dumps, despite a rough loss that included two Ted Ginn touchdowns before fans knew what hit them. And now that we've seen other power rankings, it appears the Seahawks are, well, cellar-dwellers.

ESPN had the Seahawks at No. 31, one step away from the bottom of the barrel. This, in all likelihood, was a more accurate representation of where Seattle lies. In fact, it seems to be a near-consensus.

Over at CBS, Pete Prisco brings the hate while ranking the Seahawks at No. 31, as well. However, he might be misunderstanding what's going on with the Seahawks quarterback spot.

You have to wonder what they were thinking deciding to go with Tarvaris Jackson. It's going to be a long season.

On the plus side, at least the Kansas City Chiefs are ranked lower. We try to find the simple things in life while searching for at least a glimmer of sunshine.

And yes, we know Tarvaris Jackson is the Seahawks quarterback. We also know Charlie Whitehurst is the backup and the 2011 NFL Draft class was incredibly thin at the quarterback spot. Was anyone looking at Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the crew and thinking, "Yep. That'll solve it"? Didn't think so.

And so we wait. The 2012 draft class looks much better on paper and if the Seahawks struggle this year, there should be a shiny prize waiting at the end of a dark tunnel of despair. But just one week into the season, we still don't know just how bad, or not so bad, the Seahawks are.

Be sure to check out SB Nation's rankings here. For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls.

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NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Not So Kind To Seattle Seahawks

While the Seattle Seahawks didn't fall all the way to the bottom of SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings this week, perhaps a No. 23 ranking was a bit generous, all things considered. There's no way to avoid it: Seattle looked bad for much of the game, and serious flaws were exposed by the San Francisco 49ers. It's only one game and the sample size doesn't come close to painting a clear picture, but we could be in for a long season as the Seahawks attempt to rebuild.

Over at ESPN, the Seahawks slide in at No. 31 in the latest power rankings, firmly in the race for Andrew Luck or whichever franchise quarterback might be available in the 2012 NFL Draft. Seattle finds itself in bad company, with the Cleveland Browns at No. 32 and the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 30. To say the Seahawks have room for improvement would be an understatement.

Mike Sando explained the rationale for the Seahawks ranking, quickly pointing out the flaws and one bright spot.

Defense strong, offense weak and special teams horrible in opening defeat. (Sando)

But, again, we're just one week into the season and plenty of football is left. For now, though, the Seahawks find themselves in a tough position, looking to climb out of a hole after a season-opening defeat to division-rival San Francisco.

Be sure to check out the rest of the rankings here. For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls.

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NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks Are Bad, But Not Terrible Yet

In the first regular season NFL Power Rankings of the year, the Seattle Seahawks don't fare so well. At least they're not the Colts!

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