Seahawks Get Disrespected by Updated CBS Power Rankings Despite Huge Win Over Unbeaten 49ers

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates the touchdown by running back Chris Carson #32 in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers  at Levi's Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks improved to 8-2 after defeating the formerly unbeaten San Francisco 49ers on the road in Week 11, 27-24. Pretty impressive, right? Well, not according to CBS' latest NFL power rankings.

Despite this win, Seattle actually dropped down a spot, from No. 6 to No. 7, and is now sitting behind Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. Not to take anything away from Minnesota, but it's hard to fathom that beating an 8-0 team on the road in overtime can hurt a team's standing in the league.

While Seattle may have dropped in CBS' power rankings, this win caused the Seahawks' odds to win Super Bowl LIV to skyrocket, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Entering Week 10, Seattle was listed at +3000 to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, but those odds have since improved to +1400 following the Seahawks' victory over the 49ers.

It may take a couple more wins for Seattle to gain the national respect it deserves, but it seems that oddsmakers are taking notice, at least.

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