A weekly examination of the Seahawks' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 1 | Last Week: 2 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
Back on top for the Seahawks, and they didn’t even have to play a game to get there.
Seattle, 10-1 and the only one-loss team left in the NFL, is No. 1 this week in the ESPN.com Power Rankings, mainly because the team ahead of them last week lost. Denver (9-2) lost in overtime Sunday night at New England and fell to No. 3 overall.
That moved the 9-2 New Orleans Saints to No. 2, which makes the Monday night game between the Saints and Seahawks at CenturyLink Field an even bigger matchup.
Regardless of where each team ranks, it’s the biggest regular-season game of this year for both teams up to now, because it could decide home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.
It’s the first time these teams have faced each other since the 2010 playoff game in Seattle that the Seahawks won 41-36.