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Arizona Cardinals Power Rankings Round Up: Week 15

The power rankings are in and it's obvious that no one knows what to think about the Cardinals after their surprisingly close win at the Detroit Lions. Six power rankings had the Cardinals at an 8 or below, while six rankings had them at a 9 or higher. Last week they averaged an 8.2, this week their average is 8.5.

ESPN - 6th

The running game is coming on strong, but the Cardinals haven't been sharp in other areas.

Yahoo - 6th

Will left tackle Mike Gandy's sports-hernia surgery come back to kick the Cards in the groin come playoff time?

CBS - 9th

They sure do a good job of making things interesting. But they're the division champs and they can rest the next two games since they really don't matter.

 Sports Illustrated - 10th
Can't figure out the Cardinals for the life of me, but this much I do know: Arizona running back Beanie Wells isn't hitting the proverbial rookie wall late in the regular season, he's getting stronger. Wells had his first career 100-yard rushing day at Detroit, and he's turning into a consistent 5.0-plus per carry rusher. He's a chains-mover these days in the Arizona offense, and he rarely gets brought down at first contact.

Sporting News - 9th

You figure them out. Dangerous but inconsistent—so much depends on Kurt Warner.

Fox Sports - 11th

Regular readers of the rankings know my distaste for Arizona's act — making you believe in them (aka smacking the Vikings), then making you look silly again (losing to 49ers with chance to clinch the division, needing a TD in the last two minutes to beat the Lions).

What If Sports - 14th

NFL - 6th

Yahoo Team Ranker - 9th

Walter Football - 8th

A routine win for the Cardinals.

NFL Fanhouse - 8th

What gives, man? 24 points to the Detroit Lions in the second half and late-game heroics needed to clinch the NFC West? Really? Because that's not the sort of stuff that potential consecutive-year Super Bowl runner-ups are made of, Mr. Kurt Warner.

USA Today - 7th

Previous Rankings

Week 1: 16
Week 2: 15.1
Week 3: 15
Week 4: 18
Week 5: 18
Week 6: 13
Week 7: 9
Week 8: 13
Week 9: 10.9
Week 10: 8.4
Week 11: 7.0
Week 12: 9.8
Week 13: 6.2
Week 14: 8.2
Week 15: 8.5