Well, the Seahawks got a win on Sunday and it's funny how when you win, you look better to people. That happened with most of the major outlets and the Seahawks climbed a little in prestige, and by 'prestige' I mean 'now most people don't consider the Seahawks to be the worst team in the NFL.'
Just close to it.
Regardless, here are some opinions on how the Seahawks stack up -- this week's ranking first, followed by last week's ranking in parentheses.
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28 (32): Staff: "Pete Carroll gets the comeback win over the Cards, but can this team consistently win out west?"
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26 (29): Joel Thorman: "Last week some were saying this was the worst team in the NFL. Maybe they're right but, in the NFC West, you can't rule them out -- yet."
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24 (32): Mike Sando: "Sidney Rice's return provided a needed boost to the Seahawks' offense."
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29 (32): Elliot Harrison: "It had to be nice for the organization as a whole to get its first win, especially considering the embarrassing manner in which the Seahawks lost their first two games. The offense is still anemic, although Marshawn Lynch and the ground attack showed some signs of life. Tarvaris Jackson is averaging just 5.4 yards per attempt, 30th in the NFL. Hopefully Sidney Rice's return (eight receptions, 109 yards on Sunday) will ramp Jackson's numbers to respectability."
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23 (31): Pete Prisco: "It wasn't a big step, but Tarvaris Jackson was better against the Cardinals. Progress keeps him as the starter for another week."
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31 (32): Vinnie Iyer: ""Wow" factor: WR Sidney Rice Not surprisingly, as soon as Rice was healthy, his old friend Tarvaris Jackson and the Seahawks offense were able to do enough to get their first win."
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27: Staff: "Think Tarvaris was happy to have Sidney Rice healthy?"
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25 (30): Brian Billick: "The Seahawks had a season-best 261 yards of offense against the Cardinals. See 49ers comments. (The 49ers have yet to have a 300-plus yard game. Even so, it looks as if they are poised to win the NFC West. I like the idea of keeping the team in Youngstown, Ohio rather than having to travel all the way back east to face the Eagles next week.)"
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1-2, they're kind of screwed: Dan Kadar: "Oh, Seattle, how could you? You seemed so poised for glorious destitution. Now you're currently lumped in the mire of being not quite bad enough. For teams in need of a franchise quarterback, you're in purgatory: An unspeakable floating hell hosted by Tarvaris Jackson. It looked like the play of rookie quarterback Andy Dalton would bounce Cincinnati out of the running, but he took a step back Sunday. Denver continues to dance the apathy tango with its fans. As far as Luck positioning go, at least the Broncos travel to Green Bay Sunday."