This week's opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, are ranked as high as No. 6 by Pro Football Focus and as low as No. 17 by

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Quarterback Russell Wilson turned in his best performance of the season, and strong safety Kam Chancellor reminded a national-TV audience that he still is an elite player as the Seahawks handed the New England Patriots their second loss of the season Sunday night in Foxborough, Mass.

The performances were enough to significantly upgrade the Seahawks (6-2-1) in our survey of national media members. They are ranked No. 2 by nearly everyone in our survey this week.

Still, not all the media members seem convinced that the Seahawks are for real. CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco moved them up just one spot, from No. 7 to No. 6. And Yahoo! Sports’ Frank Schwab also has New England ranked ahead of Seattle despite Sunday’s result.

Up next for the Seahawks on Sunday: the Philadelphia Eagles (5-4), who are coming off a 24-15 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Kickoff at CenturyLink Field is at 1:25 p.m., and CBS (Ch. 7) has the telecast.

The Eagles are ranked as high as No. 6 by Pro Football Focus and as low as No. 17 by

Here’s our roundup of Week 11 NFL power rankings:


Seahawks rank: 2 (5).

Seahawks comment: Russell Wilson looks like he did in the second half of last season: sharp, crisp, able to scramble when he needs to. Oh, and he’s completed 71 percent of his passes in his last two games.

Eagles rank: 12 (20).

Eagles comment: Something to watch for this Sunday: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the Eagles have the best special-teams unit of any team they’ve played this season.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Kansas City; 5, Oakland.

SI.COM (Chris Burke)

Seahawks rank: 2 (6 last week).

Seahawks comment: Russell Wilson through the air these past two games (wins over Buffalo and New England): 45 of 63 for 630 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s clearly feeling good again, and that’s bad news for the rest of the league. Seattle should be favored in each of its seven remaining games.

Eagles rank: 17 (21).

Eagles comment: Doug Pederson’s offense held the ball for 38:10 against Atlanta on Sunday, the second time this year (Cleveland, Week 1) that the Eagles have topped the 38-minute barrier. The last time they lost when controlling the ball for that long? Oct. 6, 1991 at Tampa Bay. They’re now 22–0 since then when they have recorded at least 38 minutes of possession.

Top 5: 1, Dallas, 2, Seattle; 3, Kansas City; 4, New England; 5; Oakland.


Seahawks rank: 4.

Seahawks offense/defense rank: 23/8.

Eagles rank: 6.

Eagles offense/defense rank: 11/7.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, New England; 3, Oakland; 4, Seattle; 5, Atlanta.

MMQB’S FINE 15 (Jenny Vrentas)

Seahawks rank: 2 (4).

Seahawks comment: The Seahawks made a cross-country trip on a short week, against a dominant team coming off the bye, without one of their best players in Michael Bennett, and won. Scary Seattle is back.

Eagles rank: 12 (17).

Eagles comment: Tremendous performance by an underrated Eagles defense to contain the proficient Falcons offense.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Oakland; 5, Kansas City.


Seahawks rank: 2 (4).

Seahawks comment: The Seahawks are 4-1-1 in their past six games, and most impressive about that stretch is the fact they’ve committed only one turnover. They had none against the Patriots in Week 10 and will look to keep that trend rolling against the Eagles in Week 11.

Eagles rank: 8 (18).

Eagles comment: The Eagles have a 41 percent chance of making the playoffs according to NFL FPI, but they also have the second-most difficult remaining schedule based on opponent win-loss records. A road game against Seattle this week is as tough as they get.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Denver; 5, Kansas City.

YAHOO! SPORTS (Frank Schwab)

Seahawks rank: 3 (5).

Seahawks comment: Thomas Rawls is coming back soon. C.J. Prosise looked like an interesting weapon in his expanded role. Russell Wilson looked like himself. The Seahawks played great in the second half last season and they’re about to do the same this season.

Eagles rank: 10 (15).

Eagles comment: Sunday’s formula has to be how the Eagles win the rest of this season. They can’t ask Carson Wentz to throw 45 times a game, as they did in their previous two games. Wentz is still a rookie and will be much better when the run game is doing a majority of the work. Ask the Cowboys about that formula.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, New England; 3, Seattle; 4, Kansas City; 5, Oakland.


Seahawks rank: 2 (4).

Seahawks comment: If any doubt remained, Sunday stamped them as a team to be reckoned with. It may have also vaulted Ezekiel Elliott to front of MVP race.

Eagles rank: 12 (18).

Eagles comment: Copying Dallas blueprint? Philly rushed for season-best 208 yards and held ball 38 minutes Sunday, aiding Carson Wentz while limiting Atlanta

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Kansas City; 5, Atlanta.

NFL.COM (Elliot Harrison)

Seahawks rank: 2 (6).

Seahawks comment: While many were breathlessly marveling over the improved play of a healthier Russell Wilson in Sunday’s win at New England, I couldn’t help but think about what an elite player Kam Chancellor is. During a time where we debate whether this quarterback or that quarterback is “elite,” a guy like Chancellor deserves way more attention. Forget the non-call (the right call) on the fourth-and-goal throw to Gronk — the hustle play Chancellor made down the line to grab LeGarrette Blount’s feet as the Pats RB tried to dive over the pile won the game. Seriously: It won the damn game. It reminded me of the effort play Chancellor made against the Lions last year on “Monday Night Football,” peeling off his man to belt Calvin Johnson at the goal line, force a fumble and essentially win that game. Chancellor is talented, football smart and, most emphatically, all heart.

Eagles rank: 10 (10).

Eagles comment: Every single NFC East team won in Week 10. Loved the way Jim Schwartz’s defense competed — again — in leading Philly to the win. For all the love given to Carson Wentz, the reality is that he threw no touchdown passes and averaged well under 7 yards per throw. Not disparaging him at all, but right now he is closer to game manager than Norm Van Brocklin.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Kansas City; 5, Oakland.

CBS SPORTS (Pete Prisco)

Seahawks rank: 6 (7).

Seahawks comment: Russell Wilson was sensational against the Patriots. If he continues to play like that, I just might admit that he is great.

Eagles rank: 14 (17).

Eagles comment: Beating the Falcons has them moving back in the right direction. But now comes a brutal road trip to Seattle.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, New England; 3, Kansas City; 4, Oakland; 5, Denver.

FOX SPORTS (Cameron DaSilva)

Seahawks rank: 2 (4).

Seahawks comment: Seattle marched into Foxborough and beat the Patriots at home, where they rarely lose when Tom Brady plays. It was one of the most impressive victories of the season, and it was just enough to move them past the always-consistent Patriots. At 6-2-1, the Seahawks are just slightly behind New England record-wise, but they proved to be the better team Sunday. As long as Russell Wilson remains healthy and the running backs continue to play well as a group, Seattle will remain near the top.

Eagles rank: 12 (16).

Eagles comment: Carson Wentz has become reliant on the checkdown (10 of 25 completions to running backs), but he got the job done against the Falcons. If the Eagles are going to make the playoffs, they’ll need Wentz to make more throws downfield and utilize his wide receivers more than he has (eight receptions on Sunday). The defense, on the other hand, has been outstanding.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Kansas City; 5, Oakland.


Seahawks rank: 3 (7).

Seahawks comment: They weathered the injury storm while winning. Now, they’ll make their run at the No. 1 seed.

Eagles rank: 14 (16).

Eagles comment: The worst team in the best division in football is still the worst team in the division.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Oakland; 3, Seattle; 4, New England; 5, Kansas City.


Seahawks rank: 2 (3).

Seahawks comment: None.

Eagles rank: 9 (22).

Eagles comment: None.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Kansas City; 5, Oakland.


Seahawks rank: 2 (5).

Seahawks comment: The pecking order in the NFC is a bit clearer. Sunday night’s win alone would have been enough to secure the Seahawks’ spot at No. 2, but Atlanta’s loss to the Eagles made Seattle’s path to a first-round bye a bit easier.

Eagles rank: 10 (11).

Eagles comment: None.

Top 5: 1, Dallas; 2, Seattle; 3, New England; 4, Oakland; 5, Kansas City.

PHILLY.COM (Paul Domowitch)

Seahawks rank: 5 (7).

Seahawks comment: Do they get any kind of prize for sweeping the AFC East?

Eagles rank: 10 (14).

Eagles comment: How hard is it to win in Seattle? Seahawks have lost just twice to a non-division foe in the last 5 years.

Top 5: 1, Dallas, 2, Kansas City; 3, New England; 4, Oakland; 5, Seattle.