NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks break top 3 as Wilson makes MVP push
The Seattle Seahawks narrowly escaped with a victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5 thanks to a last-minute missed field goal from Rams’ Greg Zuerlein.
But a win is a win, and the Seahawks are 4-1 heading to FirstEnergy Stadium this week to face the Browns.
Before we preview this week’s matchup, let’s take a look at where the Seahawks sit in the NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 6.
In NBC Sports Pro Football Talk’s Week 6 power rankings, the Seahawks jumped three spots from No. 6 to break into the top 3 for the first time this season.
Here’s what Mike Florio had to say about Seattle’s statement win over the Rams:
“The team is rising in the rankings, and Russell Wilson is rising in the ranks of MVP candidates.”
Dan Hanzus of Around the NFL noted Wilson’s MVP-like performance.
“Russell Wilson stood out as the best player on the field, throwing four touchdown passes with just six incompletions in a near-perfect effort. By the end of the game, Seahawks fans were chanting "M-V-P!" at their quarterback -- and it's not a crazy thought. Through five games, Wilson has career-high marks in completion percentage, passing yards, yards per attempt and passing touchdowns for the 4-1 Seahawks. On Thursday, he was unstoppable.”
The Seahawks moved up two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 in ESPN’s latest power rankings.
Here’s what Brady Henderson had to say about tight end Will Dissly:
“His four touchdowns this season give him six in his career, which tied the record for most scores by a tight end in his first eight games since the merger. What makes it even more surprising: Dissly is coming off a torn patellar tendon that ended his rookie season after four games. That's a hard touchdown pace to sustain, but Dissly looks like he'll remain Seattle's first option at tight end.”