NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Four

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1. Seattle Seahawks (4-0):

Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates his interception with tight end Zach Miller (86) and return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Houston Texans 23-20. in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Yeah, yeah I know. They almost lost in Houston against a struggling Texans team, but I was very impressed with what they showed the rest of the NFL. This Seahawks will not roll over and die, and they take advantage of any opportunity that they are given. Right now, I think the Seahawks two wins over the 49ers and Texans are far more impressive than the Broncos slugging of mediocre, to terrible teams. The key again was the defense, and while they did lose Michael Bennett to a back injury, the rest of the defense was stout when they needed to be. The Texans didn’t trust their run game, and the Seahawks made the play they had to make, picking him off and returning it all the way for a touchdown. Russell Wilson struggled this week throwing the ball, but made up for it running the ball 10 times for 77 yards, creating opportunities for the rest of the team with his ability to keep a play alive. The best player on the Seahawks offense was once again Marshawn Lynch for ran 17 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the Seahawks improved to 4-0, on the road, from behind in the 4th quarter, and won the thing in overtime, that’s good enough for them to keep the top spot, at least for this week.

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  • d-block

    Not so sure about the top four. Denver over Seattle, and no way do the Patriots belong here.

    • Matt Wincherauk

      Why don’t the Pats belong in the top 4? They’re undefeated, and beat a very legit Falcons team, shorthanded, and in Atlanta. And Denver has had the easiest schedule so far, beating up on some very bad to mediocre teams.

  • Drclaw99

    The 9ers have faced 3 playoff teams, incl. Seattle on the road. The Pats have faced..well..nobody except for the underperforming Falcons. The Lions and the Saints also have beaten up some pretty bad teams. Seems like all these teams are ranked too high. I’d take the 9ers straight up against those three teams.

    • Matt Wincherauk

      Except the 49ers got their asses kicked by the Seahawks and Colts in back to back weeks. There’s a difference between facing three playoff teams, and actually winning those games. Besides, didn’t the 49ers just beat up on a terrible team as well?

      • Drclaw99

        fair enough. I’d still take the 9ers heads up over the Lions, the Bears and the Saints though.

        • Matt Wincherauk

          I probably would as well, but right now I just think those three teams have been playing football. I defended the 49ers last week and kept them on the list even, I still need a little more time to see if they continue to bounce back, or if they put up another stinker vs a good team. If this was based purely on the talent level of each team, the 49ers would have to be in the top three, but performance wise, they haven’t been playing up to the standard.

          • Matt Wincherauk

            *better football sorry.

          • Drclaw99

            tsk..you’re using LOGIC! And you’re reasonable..how odd. I expect them to gash the Texans fairly well, given it’s a home game, and the 9ers have had a lot of rest. If Seattle can run on them with their line, then the 9ers should be able to as well, and it will be interesting to see how the handle Watt. Given the way the Texas O-line played..I also expect to see Lemon and Bowman making life difficult for Schaub. As Walsh once said abour DeBerg “He’s good enough to get you beat”.

            Of course, the one thing we can predict is that there is a lot of unpredictability these days. Nothing is a gimmie.