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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Seattle Seahawks in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 18

Regular season in five words or fewer: Inconsistent, but better than expected

The Seahawks jumped out to a 6-3 start that had them in first place in the NFC West before losing five of their next six. They kept their playoff hopes alive in Week 17 with perhaps their most resounding win of the season and now need a win over the Rams and some help from the Lions to sneak in as the conference's seventh seed. They could have skated in if not for letdown home losses to the sub-.500 Raiders and Panthers. Then again, no one outside of Seahawks headquarters thought the playoffs would be anywhere within reach after the Russell Wilson trade and Bobby Wagner's release. Geno Smith's surprising Pro Bowl season and a stellar draft class have sped up the rebuild.

NFL.com -- Rank: 16

The Seahawks are still in the playoff hunt after a well-rounded 23-6 win over the Jets at Lumen Field. Geno Smith and Pete Carroll gained a measure of revenge in eliminating their former team from postseason contention, while the defense delivered its second consecutive strong performance after an extended slump that put Seattle's season on the brink. The 'Hawks will qualify for the dance with a win over the Rams and a Packers loss to the Lions, but they'll have to do battle without leading tackler Jordyn Brooks, who suffered a torn ACL on Sunday.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 13

If they win this week and the Lions beat the Packers, they will be in the playoffs. The defense won the game against the Jets.

USA Today -- Rank: 20

Take that? QB Geno Smith, a good bet as the league's Comeback Player of the Year, went 3-0 this season against his former teams (Chargers, Giants, Jets).

Yahoo! -- Rank: 17

The Seahawks are rooting hard for the Detroit Lions this weekend. The Seahawks need to win and have the Lions beat the Packers to make the playoffs. If nothing else, a winning record after everyone figured they could be the worst team in the NFL this season would be a nice accomplishment.

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