I dropped the Seahawks from No. 25 to 26 this week in The News Tribune’s league rankings.
Here’s a quick spin around other national web sites to see where they have Seattle.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports puts Seattle at No. 24 overall.
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Don Banks of Sports Illustrated ranks the Seahawks at No. 27 overall.
Brian Billick of Fox Sports puts Seattle at No. 24.
1. Green Bay (1) (4-0): The Packers are averaging a league-high 37 points a game. 2. New Orleans (2) (3-1): The Mercedes-Benz Superdome rolls right off the tongue. 3. Baltimore (3) (3-1): The Ravens lead the league in takeaways with 14. 4. New England (5) (3-1): Patriots averaging a league-best 507.5 yards a game offensively.5. Detroit (6) (4-0): Lions looking to start the season 5-0 for first time since winning their first six games in 1956 – the year before the franchise’s most recent NFL championship.6. San Diego (7) (3-1): Chargers’ offense converting a league-best 58 percent on third down.7. Buffalo (9) (3-1): The Bills dropped back down to earth with a loss at Cincinnati last week.8. Tampa Bay (10) (3-1): Twelve of QB Josh Freeman’s 23 rushing attempts for 104 yards have resulted in first downs, two others for touchdowns. 9. Houston (11) (3-1): The Texans are finally playing some defense, ranked 10th overall, giving up 323 yards a game. 10. N.Y. Giants (13) (3-1): The emergence of Victor Cruz (11 catches for 225 yards, 2 TDs) softened the blow of losing Steve Smith to Philly in free agency. 11. Pittsburgh (4) (2-2): Steelers allowing a surprising 119.5 yards on the ground, 22nd in the league. 12. Tennessee (15) (3-1): Hasselbeck is the leader in the clubhouse for comeback player of the year.
13. N.Y. Jets (8) (2-2): QB Mark Sanchez has turned the ball over nine times in four games.
14. Dallas (12) (2-2): Will the real Tony Romo please stand up?15. Washington (16) (3-1): Rex Grossman’s prediction of an NFC East division title actually within reach. Redskins haven’t won division since 1999.
16. San Francisco (21) (3-1): Since 2007, Niners are 11-4 when Gore reaches the 100-yard mark and 14-29 when he doesn’t. 17. Atlanta (17) (2-2): WR Julio Jones leads rookies in receptions with 24 for 342 yards, including five catches for 20 yards or more. 18. Oakland (14) (2-2): Raiders head man Hue Jackson says team will win the AFC West, but can his players back up his tough talk?
19. Chicago (19) (2-2): Matt Forte proving why he deserves a new deal –7th in rushing (324 yards, TD) and tied for third in league in receptions (26 for 310 yards, TD).
20. Cincinnati (27) (2-2): Bengals not missing Carson Palmer, with rookie Andy Dalton playing solid so far. 21. Cleveland (20) (2-2): Browns need to squash RB Peyton Hillis’ contract issue during bye week.
22. Philadelphia (18) (1-3): “Dream Team” turning into a nightmare for Eagles.23. Jacksonville (22) (1-3): Rookie quarterbacks Dalton and Jags’ Blaine Gabbert face off in Jacksonville.
24. Denver (23) (1-3): Tebow nation will be vocal at Mile High today, calling to see more of their man on the field. 25. Carolina (24) (1-3): Panthers’ WR Steve Smith has found the fountain of youth, totaling 24 rec. for 530 yards and two TDs through four games. 26. Seattle (25) (1-3): Hawks better win on Sunday if they want to keep up with NFC West division leader San Francisco.
27. Arizona (26) (1-3): Former Philly QBs Kevin Kolb and Donovan McNabb square off in Minnesota; duo has one win between them.
28. Kansas City (32) (1-3): Matt Cassel needs to continue feeding the ball to Dwayne Bowe – and it has nothing to do with Bowe being on my fantasy team. Ok, maybe it does. 29. Minnesota (30) (0-4): Calls for Christian Ponder will heat up if Vikings don’t sneak past Arizona.
30. Indianapolis (31) (0-4): This team has a lot of pride and is still playing hard, despite record. 31. St. Louis (29) (0-4): You’re not supposed to lose two players to season-ending injuries during the bye week. 32. Miami (31) (0-4): The frontrunners in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.