After two weeks of sad power rankings, week 11 brings happiness back to Seattle. The Seahawks, on the heels of Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals, are moving on up in the rankings, topping the NFC West again this week. With the division still up in the air, the rankings continue to be fluid for NFC West teams.
Over at SB Nation, the Seahawks check in at No. 19, up four spots from last week. Joel Thorman hammers home the point that the four NFC West teams are still playing hot potato with the divisional crown.
They took care of business against the Cardinals giving them sole possession of first place in the NFC West. It seems that no one wants to pull away with this division. We'll see if Seattle can.
Of the Seahawks' nine games this year, six of them have been decided by 17 or more points. Broadcasters love working Seahawks games, because they can spend the entire second half telling jokes. Unfortunately, 100% of broadcaster jokes are, "I ran into [uncommonly large person] in the hallway and he [was uncommonly large]!" They both laugh. There is no punch line.
The Seahawks moved up four spots in ESPN's week 11 rankings, coming in at No. 22. Mike Sando also adds a fun fact that I didn't realize.
Pete Carroll sweeps the Cardinals and becomes the first Seattle coach to win at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Sando)
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco fell in line with everyone else, putting the Seahawks at No. 19. Prisco was impressed with Seattle's victory in Glendale, but points out just how bad the NFC West is.
They are in first place in the NFC West, the only team over .500. That was an impressive road victory at Arizona.
Another week, another reminder of just how bad the NFC West is. The good news for Seattle: the division is right there for the taking and the Seahawks currently sit in the drivers' seat, both in the standings and in subjective power rankings.