NFL Power Rankings Week 10: Where does Arizona Cardinals Rank?

Tyler Jaggi

The Cardinals are coming off the long break after their lose to the undefeated 49ers 28-25. Cardinals will again travel to the east coast for a early game versus the 2-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

As always, these are my weekly NFL Power Ranking heading into Week 10. Where the Cardinals are rank in Other's power rankings are below. Make sure to let me know where you'd have the Cardinals ranked this week.

NFL Power Rankings

1. New Orleans Saints (7-1)

2. New England Patriots (8-1)

3. San Francisco 49ers (8-0)

4. Seattle Seahawks (7-2)

5. Green Bay Packers (7-2)

6. Dallas Cowboys (5-3)

7. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3)

8. Baltimore Ravens (6-2)

9. Minnesota Vikings (6-3)

10. Los Angeles Rams (5-3)

11. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)

12. Houston Texans (5-3)

13. Carolina Panthers (5-3)

14. Buffalo Bills (6-2)

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)

16. Indianapolis Colts (5-3)

17. Chicago Bears (3-5)

18. Detroit Lions (3-4-1)

19. Oakland Raiders (4-4)

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)

21. Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1) - Cardinals played well vs. the only remaining undefeated team and only dropped 1 spot as they will looking for a win versus the 2-6 Bucs. 

22. Los Angeles Chargers (4-5)

23. Tennessee Titans (4-5)

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6)

25. Cleveland Browns (2-6)

26. New York Giants (2-7)

27. Denver Broncos (3-6)

28. Atlanta Falcons (1-7)

29. Washington Redskins (1-8)

32. Miami Dolphins (1-7)

31. New York Jets (1-7)

32. Cincinnati Bengals (0-8)

Other Cardinals Rankings

Touchdown Wire - #17

Last Thursday night marked the Cardinals’ most impressive offensive performance in a long time, and certainly the most impressive under Kliff Kingsbury, as Arizona gave the undefeated 49ers all they could handle in a 28-25 loss. Kyler Murray completed 17 of 24 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, and newly acquired running back Kenyan Drake proved to be a revelation. The ex-Dolphin excelled in inside zone and gap concepts, picking up 110 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and adding four receptions for 52 yards. The Cardinals’ defense remains a disappointing mystery, but those who doubted Kingsbury’s ability to adapt to the NFL with multiple personnel packages and favorable concepts should take a step back and review what he’s doing now. Arizona has a get-well game against Tampa Bay before facing the 49ers again, and that will be a fascinating rematch to watch.

USA Today - #21

 Since September's end, they've scored 25-plus points in four of five games. "Air Raid" attack evidently taking off, and new RB Kenyan Drake helping.

NBC Sports - #22

The Cardinals need a few more strong drafts before they have a chance at sustained success. That will sync nicely with the Air Raid novelty wearing off.

Sporting News - #22

The Cardinals were impressive in their response to the 49ers' defensive challenge, and they have built some confidence for Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury. That should help them going into a matchup against former Arizona coach Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay.

ESPN - #23

Scary trend: 35.5% red zone efficiency
The Cardinals have scored just 18 touchdowns this season in nine games and are struggling to convert red zone opportunities into scores. Their red zone efficiency rate is the fourth lowest in the NFL. Since Week 6, however, the Cardinals' red zone efficiency rate has increased to 45.5%. It's a definite improvement, but in order for the Cardinals to find more wins in the second half of the season, they need to jump into the top half of the league in red zone efficiency. -- Josh Weinfuss

Lineups - #23

Remember when the Cardinals got to .500 and Kliff Kinsbury possible had something going? Well that changed when they faced New Orleans and San Francisco back to back weeks. The Cardinals definitely have fight in them, they just aren’t there yet.

Fansided - #24

Playoff hopes: A three-game winning has been followed by two losses in five days to a pair of first-place teams in the conference. More significantly, the Cardinals are also 0-2 vs. NFC West rivals with both losses coming at home. Now Kingsbury’s team hits the road for its next two contests, including a rematch with the Niners in Week 11.

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