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Seahawks Fans Will Love ESPN's Latest Power Rankings

Larry Rupp
Seattle Seahawks fans will love the team's spot in ESPN's latest power rankings.
Seattle Seahawks fans will love the team's spot in ESPN's latest power rankings. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The NFC West is heralded as one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. The recent success of the Seahawks is one of the reasons why Seattle has reached the postseason in eight of the last nine years. ESPN certainly thinks that success will continue as it has Seattle ranked high in the latest NFL power rankings.

Seahawks Power Rankings

The Seahawks check in at No. 8, which is just three spots below a division rival in the Los Angeles Rams. They do rank two spots higher than the San Francisco 49ers, though. Overall, Seattle is the fourth-highest ranked team in the NFC conference and seen as a legitimate contender.

The play of quarterback Russell Wilson takes this offensive unit to another level every season. The seven-time Pro Bowler is coming off of a 2020 campaign in which he completed a career-high 68.8% of his pass attempts for 4,212 yards and an impressive 40 touchdowns.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Seahawks made sure to revamp its roster through the free agent market. The team brought back defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap after he racked up 5.0 sacks in eight games played last season. Seattle also locked down one of its stars by extending All-Pro safety Jamal Adams.

It seems like the Seahawks are always considered to be in the top tier of NFL teams, but they find a way to back it up every single time. Seattle has the third-best odds to win the NFC West at +280 and has the ninth-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +2000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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