The Consensus Week 7: Cardinals’ average rank stays the same
Oct 17, 2018, 7:19 AM
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Are they moving up or are they moving down?
Well, the Arizona Cardinals couldn’t follow up their first win of 2018 in a positive way, losing to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6, but that didn’t stop them from actually moving up in five of the ten NFL Power Rankings we track in The Consensus.
Of course, Steve Wilks’ team also moved down in four rankings, so their average rank of 31.0 stayed put for a second straight week.
Here’s where the Cardinals stand in rankings from around the country heading into Week 7’s Thursday night showdown with the Denver Broncos.
Low Ranking: #32 – Yahoo!, CBSSports.com
Average Ranking: 31.0
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