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Seattle Seahawks Get Reality Check in Week 5

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Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have been atop the NFL power rankings all season long. Many projected they’d be the class of the NFC before the season began, and to this point those projections have been accurate. Coming into play this past Sunday the Seahawks were undefeated and feeling good after a late comeback win against the Houston Texans. But Pete Carroll and company knew week five’s matchup with the Indianapolis Colts would be a tough one.

In the end, Seattle lost a close game that went down to the finals minutes. It wasn’t a game about how poorly the Seahawks played, it was a game where the Colts were just a little bit better. It’s clear that Indy is a real contender in the AFC, so the Seahawks have no reason to hang their heads.

Related: What is One Area Seattle Seahawks Must Work on After Loss to Indianapolis Colts?

 While there’s really no such thing as a good loss, this one will be a reality check for the Seahawks who were flying high coming into week five. With the league’s top defense and a fairly high-powered offense, the sky is still the limit in Seattle (don’t forget about Percy Harvin’s return).

Week six will bring a much welcomed home game against the Tennessee Titans. Seattle will be favored to take care of business and get back to their winning ways. They’re still in the driver’s seat to win the NFC West and should be right there to compete for the number one seed in the conference. Running the table is no longer a reality, but let’s face it, the bar was never that high for the Seahawks in 2013.

 

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