After a needlessly narrow win over the Washington Football Team, confidence in the Seattle Seahawks did not receive that big of an uptick. They entered Week 15 at 72 percent and increased to 78 percent after the game and even with the knowledge that the team is one win away from the NFC West title.
By the way, the Los Angeles Rams are polling at 51 percent, way down from 95 percent before the stunning loss to the no longer winless New York Jets. Meanwhile the Pittsburgh Steelers have tumbled all the way down to 17 percent after an 11-0 start gave way to a subsequent 0-3 stretch. The Atlanta Falcons are at the bottom of the confidence poll after they blew another double-digit lead.
Let’s get to some of the national questions. Russell Wilson was the MVP favorite in October but recently sub-standard play has him not even in the top-four choices for winning the league award. Patrick Mahomes is in top spot, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen are tied for 2nd, and Derrick Henry is in 4th.
Russell Wilson is off-screen with just 4% of the vote. He’s 7th in the Offensive Player of the Year voting at just 3%, behind Dalvin Cook and DeAndre Hopkins. The OPOY vote goes slightly towards Henry over Mahomes, as Derrick has a shot at a 2,000 yard rushing season.
No surprises in the remaining categories. Aaron Donald is the runaway top choice for Defensive Player of the Year, Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins as Coach of the Year, and Justin Herbert as Rookie of the Year.
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