NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks on the rise after rare win in Pittsburgh
After fending off the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-26 at Heinz Field on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks are now 2-0 for the first time since the 2013 Super Bowl year.
There were a lot of highlights: Russell Wilson had three touchdowns for 300 yards and a 131 quarterback rating. DK Metcalf found the end-zone for his first-career touchdown and Will Dissly exploited the Steelers defense, hauling in two touchdowns in Pittsburgh.
The Seahawks climbed up the power rankings with their first victory in Pittsburgh in nearly 20 years, but Seattle can’t get too content with the Drew Brees-less Saints ahead.
Here’s a look at the latest power rankings heading into Week 3:
In ESPN’s latest power rankings, the Seahawks jumped four spots from last week, landing at No. 7.
Brady Henderson noted the play of DK Metcalf, who made incredible catches and the game-clinching touchdown.
“DK Metcalf producing this much, this soon after surgery. It was clear in the offseason that Metcalf would factor heavily into the Seahawks' offense as a rookie. Less clear was when he would start to make an impact once he had minor knee surgery Aug. 20. He made it back by the opener and has seven catches for 150 yards thus far, plus a touchdown that came in a pivotal moment in Seattle's win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.”
“For the second consecutive week, we saw how having Russell Wilson on your side in a close game can make all the difference. Wilson's numbers against the Steelers were excellent (29 for 35, 300 yards, 3 TDs), but I was most impressed by how the QB closed out Pittsburgh after the Steelers scored a touchdown to pull within two.”