Seahawks.NET Power Rankings - Week Fourteen

So I'm listening to "Mike & Mike" on ESPN Radio on Tuesday Morning as I ride into work...and Mike Greenberg is going on about how he's not sold on the Seahawks because of their close wins over the Giants and Dallas in one breath, and pooh-poohing the Seahawks' demolition of the Eagles on Monday Night in the next. At this point, it finally hit me: the Seattle Seahawks are never going to get the respect they deserve. 

The Seahawks and their fans will just have to deal with awful burden of being 10-2 and the number one seed in the NFC.  Let everyone keep talking about “lucky wins” and “ugly wins” - as long as they’re wins, we’ll take ‘em without reservation. 

Our big movers this week were the Detroit Lions, who moved up seven spaces mainly because they still could actually make the playoffs, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who now no longer control their own playoff destiny.

This Week
Team
Commentary
Last Week
1
The Indianapolis Steamroller keeps on rollin' along.
1
2
The Seahawks are for real. Deal with it, America.
3
3
The Broncos played a tough game on the road and came up just a few inches short.
2
4
I had been selling the Bengals short all year. They stepped up in their biggest game of the year so far and won it.
6
5
The Bears' inability to score touchdowns is going to hurt them in January.
4
6
Carolina FINALLY got the memo on how to beat Michael Vick … make him throw. The Panthers now have a two-game lead on the Falcons.
10
7
The Giants' Defense is the main reason for the team's success. They stuffed Dallas all day and kept New York in the Playoff driver's seat.
8
8
The Bolts are just one game back of the division lead and, yet, barely holding on the the sixth seed in the AFC.
9
9
Jacksonville's defense rose up and took control of the game in the second half, allowing the offense time to grind out a win.
11
10
Ronde Barber kept the Bucs in control of their own destiny with three key interceptions in Baton Rouge last Sunday. The Bucs' offense needs to step up a notch or four before the team can pose a threat to other playoff teams.
12
11
Kansas City has taken control of their season. If only they could play every December game at home.
14
12
A three-game slide is NOT how any team wants to enter the stretch. Pittsburgh has no more wiggle room left.
5
13
If the season ended today, the Cowboys would be in the Playoffs based on tie-breakers. Which is to say, they control their own destiny … barely.
7
14
2005 Cinderella Team continues to amaze. They are a serious Wildcard contender.
16
15
Atlanta is only 4-4 in their conference, which will likely cost them a playoff spot if it goes to a tiebreaker. They're gonna have to win out to have a chance.
13
16
The Pats would be the eighth seed in the AFC if they weren't in such a lousy division. They'd better dial up some magic quick or they'll be making a quick exit come January.
15
17
The Redskins ran roughshod over the hapless Rams to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
21
18
Sage Rosenfels erased Dan Marino from the Miami record books last Sunday by leading the Dolphins to their greatest 4th quarter comeback in franchise history.
19
19
The curse of the Super Bowl loss has claimed yet another victim: the injury-depleted Eagles. Although mathematically alive, you can stick a fork in Philly after they were humiliated at home by Seattle in front of a national television audience.
17
20
The Rams never contended in last week's loss to Washington and were forced to concede the division to Seattle.
20
21
Now that Arizona has offically NOT won the NFC West, lets see how many pundits 'fess up to picking them this pre-season.
27
23
The Bills were unable to close out another road game, dropping them to 0-6 on the road this year.
23
23
The Lions leap seven spots, solely by virtue of every team below them actually being elimated from the postseason.
30
24
Great come-from-behind victory for Baltimore, and they've been rewarded with postseason elimination.
25
25
Here's the NFL Ironic Moment of the Week: The Raiders go an entire game without a penalty being assessed against them, and get elimiated from the post-season.
22
26
The Browns once again couldn't close the deal and the loss closed out their post-season dreams.
24
27
When the boxscore shows 1-5 on fourth down, you don't even have to look at the score to know which team lost.
25
28
Whatever Mike Nolan said to Alex Smith at halftime, he needs to never say again. Smith was as bad in the 2nd half as he was stellar in the 1st.
26
29
Green Bay is officially playing for pride now.
28
30
One can only wonder how much better this team would be if they'd kept Jake Delhomme and canned Aaron Brooks.
29
31
The Jets' offense has sunk to new levels of ineptitude. Does anyone remember the last time a Jet player crossed the endzone?
31
32
Another week - another 2 minute disaster. If only the games were 58 minutes long. …
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