Entering their Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, thoughts on just how good the Seattle Seahawks will be this season vary depending on who you ask. With Week 1 power rankings out from most major media outlets, the Seahawks are ranked as low as 20th and as high as 12th by CBSSports, ESPN, NFL.com and Sports Illustrated.
"Preseason results can be entirely meaningless, but I don't think that's the case with Seattle's 4-0 August," SI's Don Banks wrote. "The Seahawks created some good mojo in their favor last month and there will be a carryover effect. Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson makes the offense much more explosive, and Seattle's talented young defense is ready to emerge as one of the best in the league at taking the ball away."
Seattle's lowest ranking comes from CBSSports.com and ESPN, both of which put the Seahawks at No. 20.
"They will start rookie Russell Wilson, which could be a boom-or-bust move," Pete Prisco of CBSSports wrote. "If it hits, they will push for the division title."
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