Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Arizona Cardinals in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 18
Yes, Kingsbury signed an extension this offseason, and, yes, he has led the Cardinals to three straight years of annual improvement. Yes, he led them to the playoffs for the first time since 2015, but it's the late-season collapses that have put Kingsbury on the hot seat. If it happens for the third straight season and affects the Cardinals' seeding or playoff lives, Kingsbury will be put under a microscope after the season like he has never been before. Last season, Arizona should've been a top-two seed in the NFC but ended up as a wild card. For Kingsbury to survive, that can't happen again.
NFL.com -- Rank: 16
CBS Sports -- Rank: 19
The Athletic -- Rank: 21
The bad news: The Cardinals start the season with a tough three-game stretch against the Chiefs, at the Raiders and against the Rams. In an organization prone to finger-pointing, things could get ugly before Hopkins has a chance to help right the ship in Week 7. And then the new Call of Duty comes out at the end of October and all bets are off.
Nugget to remember: More than half of the projected starting offense (including the suspended Hopkins) is on the wrong side of 30. Even with a young quarterback, this is not necessarily a team on the rise.
The Ringer -- Rank: 14
Yahoo! -- Rank: 15
PFT -- Rank: 13
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