NFC West Power Rankings, Week Two

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4 – Seattle Seahawks (Last week – 4)

Sep 20, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Jay Elliott (91) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks tackle

Garry Gilliam

(79) after making an interception during the second half at Lambeau Field. Packers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight week, the Seahawks had a chance to win a game in the fourth quarter. For the second straight week, the Seahawks came away with only a loss for their efforts.

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Despite what Skip Bayless was alluding to on twitter, Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field is one of the most dangerous combinations in football. In the NFC Championship last season, the Seahawks beat Rodgers and company in Seattle, but with the cheeseheads surrounding them last week, Rodgers got a measure of revenge.

Russell Wilson played well for Seattle, completing 19 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two scores, and running for 78 more yards. His running back Marshawn Lynch didn’t have as much success. On 15 carries, Lynch gained only 41 yards, less than three per carry.

The defense again didn’t look like the Legion of Boom, and they continue to miss safety Kam Chancellor. Even with Eddie Lacy only getting three carries because of a leg injury, the Packers still picked up 127 yards on the ground, with James Starks falling just five yards shy of the century mark.

Penalties continue to be a big problem for the Seahawks. On Sunday, both Seattle and Green Bay accumulated six penalties, but while the Packers’ were only worth 35 yards, Seattle’s totaled 92 yards. Sloppy football was their undoing in week one, and it was same song, different verse in week two.

There’s only been two games played so far, so there’s still a lot of football left to play. Even with that in mind, Seattle should start playing with a little sense of urgency. The next game on their schedule, against the Chicago Bears, should be a good place to start a turnaround.

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