Seattle may belong up there as a contender but not above the vikes maybe the pack. And KC has a just plain awful D. They benifited from a very soft schedule last year, when they played a team worth anything they got killed. Heck we scored at will on them
I'll agree that Atlanta has no business being #7 with their sorry defense, but Seattle and KC are deserving of their spots. Frankly, Seattle is one of the best young teams out there, and I think they will be serious Super Bowl contenders this year. The Packers just barely beat them in GB in the playoffs. Another year of experience for Hasselbeck and the rest of the guys in a very potent offense, the addition of Wistrom to their DL (I think they had other FA defensive signings as well) bodes well for an improving Seahawks squad.
Haven't seen where they rank the Vikes, but they should be up there near the top as well. With the additions they have made to the DL, Winfield, Darren Bennett, and Marcus Robinson, they should clearly be ranked ahead of the Packers and Cowboys.