NEW YORK (AP) — Despite losing for the second time in three weeks, the Seattle Seahawks remained atop The Associated Press NFL power rankings.
Seattle was upset by Arizona last Sunday, its first loss at home all season. Yet the Seahawks (12-3) stayed in first place with 379 points, nine in front of Denver, which also is 12-3. Seattle grabbed eight first-place votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, and Denver got the other four.
Both teams have clinched playoff berths.
San Francisco, Carolina and New England, all with 11-4 records, were next in the AP Pro32. They also are in the playoffs.
At the bottom were Houston with a mere 12 points, and Washington, with 29. Both division winners last season, the Texans are 2-13, the Redskins 3-12.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
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