We all know how good and special a season the 2015 season has been thus far. Sitting at 10-2, the Cardinals have won six straight ballgames and have already won four games in the division, including all three on the road. They look like they might be the best team in the NFC.
But what do the power rankings say? They have climbed to almost the top. In almost all the polls, they are ranked second in the league.
Let's start with our own rankings. Of course we thinkwe are the second best.
The biggest concern this week was the running game on both sides of the ball and rookie David Johnson did not disappoint as he carried the load for the Cards. With a win against the Vikings and a Seahawks loss, the Cards clinch the NFC West and lock up their spot in the post-season. They have a tough road to winning out, but with the Packers looking shaky, the Vikings beatable - they might be able to let some starters rest instead. (If they aren't competing for NFC's #1 seed based on the Panthers)
SB Nation's rankings are not quite as generous. They have the Cardinals fourth, although they move up a slot. However, they are behind the Bengals, whom the Cardinals beat not too long ago.
Similarly, the Cardinals are firing on all cylinders and have won six games in a row on the arm of Carson Palmer and on the back of an aggressive, attacking defense. Arizona will throw a combination of haymakers at you and very few teams can counter or defend that, and this makes them one of the most dangerous in the NFL right now.
ESPN, who had been holding out on the Cardinals, finally bumped them up and made them the number two team in the league behind the undefeated Panthers.
Don't sleep on the Cardinals. They've scored the most points this season, allowed the fourth-fewest points and have won 23 of Carson Palmer's past 27 starts.
FOX Sports also moved the Cardinals up to two, although they were and number three a weeks ago.
Carson Palmer might have a difficult time beating out Newton for MVP, but with his fifth 350-plus-yard passing game in Week 13, he is now on pace for 4,924 yards and 39 touchdown passes.
CBS Sports follows suit. Arizona is second overall.
They are the highest scoring team in the league. It's hard to imagine that offense being stopped.
USA Today moved the Cards up two spots, moving from fourth to second. The blurb, though, doesn't just tell us about the Cardinals. It praises Larry Fitzgerald.
Larry Fitzgerald, 32, became youngest player with 1,000 career catches, latest accolade for best Cardinal of all time.
Even the Yahoo! Shutdown Corner has stopped holding back on the rankings for the Cardinals. Even there the Cards are second overall.
Chris Johnson's injury might end up helping the offense. Rookie David Johnson's legs look a lot fresher.
I saved the best for last. Yes, numberFire still has the Cardinals first overall. It hasn't changed since I remember finding them and their rankings, which are based on numbers and stats more than just personal opinion.