The Arizona Cardinals made a huge statement in Seattle with a 39-32 win on Sunday Night Football over a team that was one play away from winning two straight Super Bowls. That statement was heard by national media outlets, as the Cardinals have moved up in everyone's power rankings. Let's see where the Cardinals rank now. You will see one thing -- the Cardinals are considered a top-four team by everyone.
For SB Nation's Danny Kelly, Arizona is third, moving up a spot.
After the Panthers, Arizona looks like the NFC's other top contender for the Super Bowl right now. The Cardinals can score points in bunches. They can play defense. They are a complete team and are always aggressive.
After the win in Seattle, ESPN bumped them up three spots to number three.
After beating the Seahawks, the Cardinals have a commanding lead in the NFC West. The last time Arizona won the division was 2009.
CBS Sports was quite as generous, but they did move the Cards up one spot to number four.
That was a huge statement game they won at Seattle. The NFC West is their division to lose.
The Cardinals are a top three team, according to FOX Sports.
Carson Palmer has thrown for at least 275 yards passing or three touchdowns in every game this season. The Cardinals are legit. View season trend.
USA Today says it all, putting Arizona fourth, having moved three spots.
Can't say they haven't beaten anyone now. Only the Patriots have a more impressive aggregate margin of victory.
Even our power rankings nemesis over at Shutdown Corner has the Cardinals at number four. Notice it doesn't mention anything about the big win.
Tyrann Mathieu is an incredible player for the Cardinals' defense. He fills any role they need him to be in and does everything really well.
Lastly, as they have been all season, numberFire continues to put Arizona as their top team.