Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Heath Farwell (55) holds up a banner and the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the locker room after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks Are Still #1


The Seattle Seahawks are still the best team in the league, at least according to an NFL.com list.

The latest list apparently takes into account the drafting success and failure of each team, which includes the Super Bowl champion Seahawks. The Seahawks have received mixed reviews when it comes to their 2014 choices, but what else is new?

Pete Carroll and John Schneider are used to being doubted.

The list-maker (Elliot Harrison) does appear to be concerned that the Seahawks took a wide receiver in the second round (Paul Richardson) because Seattle seems to be the place where wideouts go to be unproductive. Harrison seems to have an issue with the fact that the Seahawks cannot produce 1,000-yard receivers.

Since when do big-number receivers lead to wins?

Perhaps I am taking a simple approach to football strategy, but this shortcoming did not seem to hurt the Seahawks last season. All year it seemed like the media was unimpressed with the Seattle receivers. Seems like they ended up okay.

Isn’t it better when a quarterback can spread the ball around to a lot of people? Seven players had double-digit receptions in 2013. Isn’t it better when a quarterback like Russell Wilson can share the ball and keep defenses guessing?

Admittedly, these rankings don’t mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of NFL life. The top team can get beat and a franchise that is far down the list can quickly rise up the rankings with just a few wins.

For now, the Seahawks are still on top, but we already knew that.

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  • Mechguy

    Come and take that top rating if you think you can 49′ers,,,, or packers. The whiners are a good football team ,,,,, they just are second best is all. Maybe some new powerhouse will show up this coming season,,,, the schedule Seattle has is brutal. No doubt it will be tough to repeat but they still play the best brand of Defense in the league.

  • Erockalypse

    Elliot Harrison is a joke. If I see that guys name on an article I skip it. plain and simple, cause that’s what he is. Very simple. As far as the Hawks being spotted #1. Well freakin duur, I don’t care who anyone drafted. Anyone of them can turn out stellar or terrible no matter their college stats. So until week one of the regular season is the past our Hawks have earned king of the mountain status and no one can strip that from their talons.