After Monday Night Football, places all over the Internet scramble to get their newest power rankings on the board. We're guilty of it, as well. There isn't anything wrong with it;
But with the many rankings around the Web, let's see where the Arizona Cardinals stand overall.
Jesse Reynolds was the latest ROTB writer to rank the NFL teams. He put the Cardinals sixth overall.
With all the injuries many thought we were on the slide but a surprise start by Carson Palmer and spotty but timely defensive play by the depleted Cardinals defense have kept them in the running for a playoff spot as the NFC West leaders.
Danny Kelly ranked the Cardinals fifth overall for SB Nation.
The Cardinals stick at No. 5 after beating Washington at home, and with Carson Palmer back in action, things are again looking up for an Arizona team that is battling through some injuries and looked to be on the ropes after losing to the Broncos last week.
In ESPN's power rankings, the Cardinals jumped four spots to number six.
Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for a season-high 98 yards Sunday, and the Cardinals had a season-high 30 points. Arizona, not Seattle or San Francisco, sits atop the NFC West.
Pete Prisco for CBS Sports, who tends to be one of the kindest national writers to the Cardinals, bumped Arizona up two spots to number three in the league.
With Carson Palmer back playing, they are again a serious playoff contender. They have to deal with a lot of injuries on defense, which is tough.
FOX Sports has their latest power rankings, too. They took a jump, too, after a free fall following their loss to the Broncos, moving up four spots to number seven.
Carson Palmer's arm looked serviceable in his return to action, and the Cardinals fought off a late surge from the reeling Redskins to win this one. Once again, the Cardinals protected the football and forced turnovers. Consistently winning the turnover battle is something that winning teams do.
Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner power rankings are the only one in which the Cardinals dropped in the polls. They went from seventh to eighth.
After hearing reports that Carson Palmer didn't have much zip on his passes in practice last week, it was surprising to see him look as good as he did on Sunday. His shoulder will get better, too.
The NFL.com power rankings for this week have the Cardinals eighth.
Big ups to Carson Palmer for stepping back onto the field Sunday, skirting shoulder issues to lead this Arizona team to another win. A solid if unspectacular performance from the once heavily maligned veteran. On another note ... love the Redskins at Cardinals uni matchup.
Finally, here locally, AZCentral's Bob McManaman put together his rankings for Week 7. He moved them up from 10th to seventh.
The 4-1 Cardinals lead the NFC West and we're close to the halfway mark already. They have Carson Palmer back, which is going to mean everything moving forward. Yes, they've got some holes and the back end of the defense better get a lot better, but I'm giving Arizona a three-spot promotion and fully expect a Cardinals' victory this week on the road in Oakland.
What do you think, Cardinals fans? Where should the Cardinals rank? Are they the third best team in the league? The eighth? Who got it right this week around the Internet?