NFL power rankings, Week 4: Where do the Cardinals sit after an ugly loss?

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We look around at the different rankings.

The power rankings are out everywhere on the Internet. Why? People want them and discuss them. We even have our own that we publish each week.

So where do the Arizona Cardinals sit after losing 31-7 to the New Orleans Saints? We find out what the Internet says,

First off, Michael Oliver's rankings here on our own site start off by moving Arizona down a slot, from 20 to 21.

Although the majority of us expected a loss to the Saints, it was the utter capitulation of the offense which was the biggest let down for me. Looking promising early on but again were poor on third down. Better blocking up front is needed for this offense to produce. They also miss Daryl Washington on defense, big time. Not to mention their two starting outside linebackers are now done for the year. Tough schedule awaits.

SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber moves the Cards up three slots from 28 to 25.

I don't know how much longer Carson Palmer's going to last behind that offensive line, especially in Bruce Arians' pass-happy offense. He's been sacked nine times and has thrown four picks and three touchdowns so far this season. Arizona moves up by virtue of other teams, worse teams, sliding far in the rankings.

ESPN's power rankingsmove the Cards down from 21 to 22.

Carson Palmer converted 3 of 11 third-down drop-backs Sunday, targeting Larry Fitzgerald once (dropped pass). Sunday was the second straight week Fitzgerald was targeted only once on third down.

Lastly, Pete Prisco's CBS Sports rankings are up and also have the Cards sliding a step from 20 to 21.

The pass protection has to be better. Carson Palmer took a beating against the Saints.

Well, duh, Pete.

What do you think about the assorted placements? Are they fair, now that the Cards stand at 1-2?

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