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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Seattle Seahawks rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 6

Be thankful for: Russell Wilson's durability. It might be the most under-appreciated aspect of his career. Wilson is scheduled to make his 139th consecutive start in Week 12. He's never missed a game. That's despite having taken an NFL-high 857 hits over the last nine seasons. The Seahawks are 7-3 and still have remaining games against the Eagles, Jets, Giants and Washington.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 7

They seemed to find their defense against the Cardinals. The schedule is favorable the rest of the way, so they are the favorite to win the division.

USA Today -- Rank: 10

Big opportunity to cement a playoff spot, their next four games against East Coast teams – none with more than three victories.

ESPN -- Rank: 7

What they're thankful for: The Carlos Dunlap trade

Dunlap leads Seahawks defensive linemen with 3.5 sacks despite playing only three games with his new team. That gives you an idea of how impactful he has been and how badly the Seahawks needed him. His second sack this past Thursday sealed their win over Arizona. He also has seven additional QB hits and five tackles for loss since coming over in a trade with Cincinnati last month. Before then, the Seahawks didn't have nearly enough edge-rushing firepower with their best threat, Bruce Irvin, on injured reserve since September. -- Brady Henderson

NFL.com -- Rank: 9

General manager John Schneider hit big in his deadline trade for Carlos Dunlap. The veteran pass rusher secured a big win over the Cardinals with a sack late in the fourth quarter, one of two takedowns of Kyler Murray he had in a 28-21 win. Dunlap now has 3.5 sacks, seven QB hits and five tackles for loss in three games in Seattle. Dunlap has essentially filled the void left by Jadeveon Clowney, who, for all the talk about his role as a "disruptor" on defense, managed just three sacks in 13 games with Seattle last season. The broader question here is one of optimism: Is the Seahawks' defense finally turning the corner after their horrid start? With the next four opponents under .500, there's a chance to build some momentum down the stretch.

+ Previous update: Seattle Seahawks Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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