The Seahawks turned in their most impressive win of the season on the road in New England last week, and because of that they moved up to No. 2 this week.
The Seahawks have been notorious under coach Pete Carroll for taking off in the second half of the season. If that’s the case again this season, the Seahawks delivered a big statement against the Patriots last Sunday night.
Quarterback Russell Wilson looks like his old self. The Seahawks are optimistic about a C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls backfield. And the defense has held up at the end of games each of the last two weeks. For those reasons, the Seahawks climb to No. 2 this week.
Here’s how the rest of the power rankings shake out behind the Seahawks: