Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Arizona Cardinals Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Arizona Cardinals rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 10.2 (10th)
  • Best ranking: 8th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 13th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Cardinals in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 13

Said Hopkins after his amazing game-winning grab against the Bills: "In basketball terminology, they call it somebody getting dunked on. But it was on three people." The Cardinals' offense had multiple chances to put the Bills away. Arizona got the ball with 6:40 left and a three-point lead but went three-and-out after three straight runs. Then the Cardinals took over with 4:31 left and a three-point lead, but they went three-and-out again. After Allen hit Diggs, it looked like the story would be how Arizona blew it on those two drives. But instead, Kyler Murray and Hopkins won it with the play of the year. The Cardinals are 6-3, and their plus-56 point differential ranks third in the NFC.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 13

Winning on a Hail Mary to beat the Bills keeps them in the division race. They have a big one at Seattle Thursday.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

They must visit the Seahawks, Patriots and Giants over next four weeks. Time to see how well this top-ranked offense travels.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

What would they take back: Any of Kyler Murray's three interceptions against the Lions in Week 3

All three happened in Detroit territory. Combined, they led to 10 Lions points, which ended up being the difference as Arizona lost its first game of the season on a last-second field goal to a team it should have defeated. Had the Cardinals won that game, they'd be in sole possession of first place in the NFC West instead of the three-way tie in which they currently reside. -- Josh Weinfuss -- Rank: 9

Steve Keim owes Bill O'Brien a care package of immense generosity. There's no way Kyler Murray and his Cardinals teammates were celebrating Sunday's miracle win over the Bills if DeAndre Hopkins weren't waiting on the other end of that rainbow pass. Murray's athleticism -- his ability to evade pressure, shake free of a near-certain sack, then uncork a perfect spiral as he was being chased out of bounds -- was breathtaking. But Hopkins' feat was equally incredible: He used his rare combination of size, strength and leaping ability to high-point Murray's pass and bring it down while surrounded by the enemy. It was the play of the year in the NFL, and probably the greatest play in Cardinals history since Larry Fitzgerald's go-ahead touchdown late in Super Bowl XLIII. Thanks, BOB.

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