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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