26. Seattle Seahawks
In Week 14, the Seattle Seahawks looked like the team we thought they could be entering the 2021 campaign. Russell Wilson was solid with 260 yards passing with two touchdowns and no picks.
Tyler Lockett looked like the explosive wideout we expected as well, hauling in five receptions and 142 yards with a touchdown. Their ground game was also impressive with Rashaad Penny gaining 137 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries.
Add all this up and they walked away with a 33-13 win on the road. But even with that, they don’t gain much ground in these 2021 NFL Power Rankings. Why?
Simple — they were playing the Houston Texans. While it’s great to beat up on any opponent the way Seattle handled Houston, they’re still not a team that’s scaring any of the contenders in the NFC. On top of that, they’re now 5-8, meaning the only way they can really make a postseason impact is by playing spoiler.
Of course, there’s not much for them to do there either. While they do have a game in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Rams, the only other playoff contender on their schedule is the Arizona Cardinals in Week 18 — and that one may not matter much by then with how the Cards have been playing.