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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 9 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 3

This week's ridiculous DK Metcalf highlight. Russell Wilson, by the way, has already thrown 26 touchdowns and is on pace for an NFL-record 59. In a 12-day span, the Seahawks play at Buffalo, at the Rams and home against the Cardinals. At 6-1, they're in the driver's seat for the bye in the NFC.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 3

The passing game is outstanding, which is why Russell Wilson is the MVP right now. The defense made some strides early against the 49ers, which is a good thing.

USA Today -- Rank: 3

QB Russell Wilson is nearly on pace for a 60-TD season. More important, Seattle is on pace for its first No. 1 seed since 2014, when it lost Super Bowl XLIX.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

Reason for optimism: Russell Wilson and the offense

No need to overthink this one. Wilson is the MVP front-runner with an NFL-best 26 touchdown passes in only seven games. He is leading the league's highest-scoring offense and has the best collection of skill players he has ever had, including two No. 1 wide receivers in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. The Seahawks have had to continually win shootouts with their defense struggling at a historic rate, but that group showed signs of improvement on Sunday and should benefit from All-Pro safety Jamal Adams' return as well as the addition of pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap. If not, Wilson and the offense have shown they can pick up the slack. -- Brady Henderson

NFL.com -- Rank: 4

A beautiful bounce-back effort from the Seahawks, who rode dominant performances from Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf and a solid showing from their shorthanded defense to a 37-27 win over the rival 49ers. "The 'Russ for MVP' train is back on the tracks," Metcalf said afterwards. Wilson is up to 26 touchdown passes this season, one shy of Tom Brady's record from 2007 for the most through seven games. Metcalf, meanwhile, is a human cheat code, using his combination of power, size and speed to make defenders look silly. Metcalf had two touchdowns and finished with 12 catches for 161 yards on 15 targets, all career highs. If the "Let Russ Cook" campaign ends with an MVP award for the QB, he'll have won it knowing Metcalf's arrival allowed him to unlock the next level of his game.

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