NFC West Power Rankings: Week 11

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Nov 22, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) picks up a first down during the third quarter in a game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 29-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

2 – Seattle Seahawks (Previous: 2)

For the third time this season, the Seattle Seahawks are back at .500. For the second time this season, they put a drubbing on the 49ers, continuing the one-sidedness of their rivalry.

Russell Wilson was extremely efficient again, going 24-29 with 260 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas Rawls continued his surprising, amazing breakout season with 209 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries, plus a receiving touchdown. It was the second-best rushing day in Seahawks’ history, behind Shaun Alexander‘s 266 yard in 2001.

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Even with Marshawn Lynch having one of his worst season, the Seahawks still have the best rushing offense in the NFL. They can thank Rawls, and his phenomenal coming out party for that.

The defense allowed over 300 yards to the 49ers’ offense, more than twice as many as they allowed in the previous meeting. They totaled two sacks, both coming from Cliff Avril, and didn’t force any turnovers. They still beat the 49ers by 16 points, and have outscored them 49-16 in their two matchups this year.

In week 12, the Seahawks host the Pittsburgh Steelers, looking for a victory to push their record over .500 for the first time this year.

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