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NFL power rankings Week 4: Arizona still among league's best after bye

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How do the Cardinals rank now they faced the bye?

Norm Hall

The Arizona Cardinals didn't play anyone, but even in the bye week they can impress.

With power rankings out around the Internet, let's see where Arizona ranks now.

In our own site power rankings, Alex Mann has the Cardinals ranked fourth overall.

Had you asked me if the Cardinals would be 3-0 to start the season... I would have said it's very possible. The first two games looked very winnable on paper, with the biggest test being the 49ers. Thus far the biggest test for Arizona was San Diego. Sure the team had to overcome second half deficits in all games, but the San Diego game proved the toughest to overcome thus far. Arizona is looking like a real contender, and are one of two teams to remain undefeated.

Danny Kelly did SB Nation's power rankings this week. He has the Cardinals fourth overall, right where they were a week ago.

With ESPN's rankings, it was proven that you can move up even without playing. The Cardinals moved up a spot to fourth after the bye.

Arizona has been here before. The Cardinals started off 2012 with four straight wins. It was that pesky 1-11 finish that did them in. Heading to Denver will be tough.

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco continues to give the Cardinals more love than anywhere else. He keeps Arizona the same...at number two.

Here's another team coming off a bye with a mega-game at Denver. Can that defense slow down Peyton Manning?

Bob McManaman over at AZ Central has the Cardinals fourth this week, moving up one spot.

FOX Sports has their rankings and Arizona moved down a spot to fifth overall. Who is number four? San Diego, the team the Cards beat in Week 1. Does that make sense?

Carson Palmer guaranteed that he would play coming out of the bye at Denver, but he didn't practice fully on Monday and Bruce Arians has referred to Wednesday's practice as the moment of truth. Backup Drew Stanton has been serviceable at spreading the ball around to his wealth of weapons that includes impressive rookie John Brown. With Todd Bowles putting together another strong defense despite the injuries and losses, the Cardinals may have the best overall coaching staff in the NFL.

Who got it right? Who got it wrong? Tell us what you think!