Seahawks keep top spot

Simmi Buttar Ap Pro Football Writer
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — As the NFC’s only 5-0 team, the Seattle Seahawks had a quiet week on a bye.

However, the Seahawks didn’t lose any ground and maintained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll.

The Seahawks received nine of 12 first-place votes for 377 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

The Seahawks head to Arizona on Sunday to face the NFC West rival Cardinals.

“The Seahawks still will have to find some defense if they plan on winning it all,” said Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “Russell Wilson and the offense are going to need help at some point.”

The Kansas City Chiefs inched up a spot to No. 2 after a 26-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday. The Chiefs earned two first-place votes for 366 points, while the loss dropped the Bills one spot to No. 9.

“The Chiefs rebounded from last week’s loss to the Raiders by going into Buffalo and beating another AFC contender,” said Jenny Vrentas of The Monday Morning Quarterback. “They did so by centering the ground game, proving that the Chiefs can win in myriad ways.”

The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers also moved up a spot to No. 3 and the Tennessee Titans, the league’s other 5-0 team, received the remaining first-place vote and gained two places to No. 4.

The Steelers and Titans meet Sunday in Nashville in the top matchup of Week 7. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 4 before it was postponed because of the Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak.