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:
- Average ranking: 3.8 (4th)
- Best ranking: 3rd (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 5th (Multiple)
Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 3
What we learned: They have completely changed up their offensive approach. This may be the biggest league-wide surprise through three weeks: a Pete Carroll-coached team throwing the ball all over the field. How did this happen? Did Russell Wilson promise Carroll a new pair of Air Monarchs for every pass call on first or second down? Through three weeks, only the Chiefs have been more pass heavy. In what felt like a "B" game by his standards, Wilson threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns against the Cowboys. He engineered an eight-play, 75-yard game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, finding DK Metcalf with a perfectly placed 29-yard touchdown pass. Seattle is taking exactly the right approach: Let the offense win games, and hope the defense can figure some things out as the season goes on.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 5
There is no doubt Russell Wilson is the MVP right now. He has 14 touchdown passes in three games and with his defense he might need to throw 60.
USA Today -- Rank: 3
Seattle became the fifth team (by just a few hours) since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to start 3-0 while scoring at least 35 points in all three games.
ESPN -- Rank: 3
What we got wrong: The secondary would return to elite status after acquiring Jamal Adams and Quinton Dunbar.
The Seahawks are 3-0 despite allowing 434 passing yards to Atlanta, 397 to New England and 461 to Dallas on Sunday. There have been some mitigating factors. They've faced a lot of passes with opponents trying to come back from large deficits, they haven't gotten enough help from the pass rush and they've been hit with injuries, including one that ended safety Marquise Blair's season and another that kept Dunbar out of the Cowboys game. But there's still too much talent to be getting gashed through the air the way they have been. -- Brady Henderson
NFL.com -- Rank: 5
What does it say about Russell Wilson that we had no doubt he would put the Seahawks back in the lead after they fell behind late in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys? He's reached that special place as a quarterback -- where success isn't just likely, it's basically a given. Wilson took Seattle 75 yards on eight plays, capped by a 29-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf, Wilson's fifth of the game. That's 14 in three weeks for Wilson, who's on pace for 75 passing scores this season. Seattle's defense remains a major area of concern, one that received a setback on Sunday when Jamal Adams exited with a groin strain, but Wilson is Pete Carroll's ace in the hole.
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