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NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Seahawks Slowly Climbing

After a win over the Chicago Bears, the Seattle Seahawks rose in the NFL power rankings, even if only marginally.

FoxSports.com has the Seahawks 18th, one spot behind the St. Louis Rams and one ahead of the Arizona Cardinals.

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Seattle may have finally started to get some confidence when playing on the road. The trade for Marshawn Lynch finally has given them a badly needed power runner. And teaming him up with the speedy Justin Forsett is making it hard for opposing defenses to key on their running game

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SB Nation ranks the Seahawks 20th, one spot behind the Arizona Cardinals and four ahead of the St. Louis Rams.

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The Seahawks are tied for first place in the NFC West. That's a long way to come in a year. We'll see if Marshawn Lynch and Co. can keep it up.

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The NFC West doesn't fare well at all in any of the power rankings, confirming that the weak division is there for the taking. The Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday in a battle for division supremacy and the inside track to the division championship.