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Seahawks take over top spot from Chiefs, Broncos close behind in AP Pro32 power rankings

  • file-This Nov. 3, 2013 file photo shows Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback being sacked late in overtime in an NFL football game  in Seattle. Chuck Knox never did it and neither did Mike Holmgren. The Seattle Seahawks have never had consecutive 10-win regular seasons until now under Pete Carroll. At 10-1, they have the best record in the NFL heading into their bye week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    file-This Nov. 3, 2013 file photo shows Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback being sacked late in overtime in an NFL football game in Seattle. Chuck Knox never did it and neither did Mike Holmgren. The Seattle Seahawks have never had consecutive 10-win regular seasons until now under Pete Carroll. At 10-1, they have the best record in the NFL heading into their bye week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) leaps to avoid Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) leaps to avoid Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid looks down at his play list against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

    Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid looks down at his play list against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)  (The Associated Press)

The Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the AP Pro32 power rankings, edging out Denver despite the Broncos' victory over previously unbeaten Kansas City.

The Seahawks, who were second a week ago, received 379 points and seven first-place votes from the 12-member panel that regularly covers the league. The Broncos moved ahead of the Chiefs into second with 377 points and the other five first-place votes.

Kansas City dropped to third, followed by New Orleans and Carolina.

The Saints knocked off the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, while the Panthers beat the New England Patriots 24-20 in a controversial finish on Monday night.

The Patriots were sixth in the AP Pro32, followed by the Colts, Niners, Bengals and Lions.

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