By SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Professional Soccer Author
NEW YORK (AP) — For the primary time this season, there is a new high staff within the AP Pro32 ballot.
The Seattle Seahawks have vaulted all the best way to the No. 1 spot within the ballot.
The Seahawks, the league’s solely 5-0 staff, inched up a spot after rallying for a 27-26 victory on Sunday evening towards Minnesota. The Seahawks acquired 9 of the 12 first-place votes for 379 factors in balloting Wednesday by media members who often cowl the NFL.
“In every week with shocking losses, the Seahawks did what they’ve accomplished all season: discover a strategy to win,” stated Jenny Vrentas of The Monday Morning Quarterback.
“Solely time will inform if their late-game theatrics are sustainable, however to date they’ve a bottomless bag of tips.”
The Inexperienced Bay Packers moved as much as No. 2 and acquired the remaining three first-place votes for 374 factors.
“Packers have to win at Tampa to show they’re professional Tremendous Bowl contender,” Fox Sports activities’ John Czarnecki stated of Inexperienced Bay’s subsequent opponent on Sunday. The Pack is coming off its bye week.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs fell from the highest spot to No. 3 after dropping at house to the Las Vegas Raiders, whereas the surging Pittsburgh Steelers climbed two spots to No. 4 after topping Philadelphia.
“Ben Roethlisberger is enjoying a few of the greatest soccer of his profession, which is saying one thing given the actual fact he’s 38 and coming off elbow surgical procedure,” stated Newsday’s Bob Glauber.
And the Steelers’ AFC North archrivals from Baltimore remained at No. 5 after dominating Cincinnati.
The Tennessee Titans, who returned to motion in an uncommon Tuesday evening sport after coping with a COVID-19 outbreak, gained a spot to No. 6 after routing the Buffalo Payments 42-16.
“Mike Vrabel was a incredible linebacker,” stated Alex Marvez of SiriusXM. “He’s a good higher head coach.”
The loss dropped the Payments 4 spots to No. 8. And coming off that pounding, the Payments subsequent host the Chiefs on Monday evening.
The Los Angeles Rams moved up a spot to No. 7 after routing Washington final week.
New England gained a spot to No. 9 regardless of having an surprising bye week due to constructive COVID-19 exams. And the Cleveland Browns, who’re 4-1 and off to their greatest begin since 1994 when Invoice Belichick was the pinnacle coach, turned the third staff from the AFC North within the high 10 of the ballot.
The Browns head to Pittsburgh this week in one of many high matchups of Week 6.
“We are going to discover out if the Browns are for actual this week,” stated Charean Williams of Professional Soccer Discuss. “If they will beat Pittsburgh, look out.”
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