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Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 7: Cardinals jump up 3 spots

Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals runs for a touchdown against Xavier Woods #25 of the Dallas Cowboys during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Well, the Seattle Seahawks had Week 6 off, so they didn’t have to do much to maintain their top spot in this week’s Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings.

Some other teams found Week 6 to be rough sledding, though.

The Green Bay Packers, who ranked No. 2 in last week’s rankings, got destroyed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fell four spots. The Buffalo Bills lost their second straight and fell out of the top-10 for the first time in a while.

And the Arizona Cardinals, fresh off a 28-point win over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, elevated three spots back in to the top half of our latest pecking order.

Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 7

1. Seattle Seahawks (5-0) —
Dealing with Russell Wilson and D.K. Metcalf is going to be a problem for a long time.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0) ▲1
Ben Roethlisberger has been outstanding.

3. Tennessee Titans (5-0) —
As Peter King pointed out in Football Morning in America, Ryan Tannehill is the highest-ranked QB in the league since the beginning of 2019.

4. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) ▲1
Not sexy, but got a bounceback win after their first loss.

5. Baltimore Ravens (5-1) ▲1
A bad two-point play away from going to overtime with the Eagles.

6. Green Bay Packers (4-1) ▼4

7. Chicago Bears (5-1) ▲1
They’re 5-1, but I’m still not sure how good they are.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) ▲7
If the Bucs defense plays like it did against Green Bay, look out.

9. Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) ▲1
Have a chance to really announce their arrival vs. Tampa Bay.

10. New Orleans Saints (3-2) ▲3
Will Michael Thomas have the right mindset as he returns to the field?

11. Indianapolis Colts (4-2) ▲3
Nice comeback win, but how do you get down three touchdowns against Cincinnati?

12. Buffalo Bills (4-2) ▼3
After playing at an MVP level for four games, quarterback Josh Allen has come back down to Earth.

13. Los Angeles Rams (4-2) ▼6
You can’t play all your games against teams from the worst division in league history.

14. Arizona Cardinals (4-2) ▲3
Yes, it was against Andy Dalton, but the Cards defense looked hungrier than it has all year.

15. Cleveland Browns (4-2) ▼3
When the Browns lose, they do it BIG.

16. San Francisco 49ers (3-3) ▲3
Injuries continue to pile up, but the Niners got a gutty win over the Rams.

17. Miami Dolphins (3-3) ▲1
The Dolphins got their first shutout win since 2014.

18. Carolina Panthers (3-3) ▼4
Teddy Bridgewater’s worst game of the year cost the Panthers against Chicago.

19. New England Patriots (2-3) ▼8
Cam Newton looked awful vs. Denver; the Pats are under .500 in October or later for the first time since 2002.

20. Detroit Lions (2-3) ▲2
You don’t see too many Lions road wins as dominant as Sunday’s in Jacksonville.

21. Denver Broncos (2-3) ▲5
Brandon McManus IS the offense.

22. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) ▼1
Justin Herbert has a great chance to get his first win vs. the Jags.

23. Dallas Cowboys (2-4) ▼4
They’re two games under .500, just lost by 28 on Monday Night Football and they’re in first place?

24. Houston Texans (1-5) ▼1
Cool of interim coach Romeo Crennel to pay tribute to Bill O’Brien with that two-point conversion decision, or was it?

25. Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1) —
Carson Wentz has been so bad, ESPN personalities are fighting over it.

26. Atlanta Falcons (1-5) ▲3
Apparently firing a head coach is a recipe for success?

27. Minnesota Vikings (1-5) ▼3
Kirk Cousins has already thrown four more interceptions this year than he did last.

28. New York Giants (1-5) ▲3
Finally got a win and right in the thick of the NFC East race.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) ▼1
Defense has given up 30 or more points in five straight losses.

30. Washington Football Team (1-5) ▼3
Liked Ron Rivera’s decision to go for two and the win. The execution? Not so much.

31. Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1) ▼1
Leave it to the Bengals to blow a 21-point lead.

32. New York Jets (0-6) —
On pace to shatter the record for worst point differential in league history.

Phillips Law Group

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