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Arizona Cardinals still last in Week 5 NFL Power Rankings, but the tone has changed

The Week 5 NFL Power Rankings have the Cardinals in last place, but things have changed.

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Despite nothing changing in terms of the overall rankings, the tone on the Arizona Cardinals being the worst team in the NFL has changed quite a bit.

Looking around the web at the different sets of power rankings for week five, the Cardinals find themselves in the same spot, last, but the tone seems different.

Let’s take a look.

Vinny Iver, Sporting News:

32. Arizona Cardinals 0-4 (last week: 32)

Josh Rosen woke up their offense, namely David Johnson. Their defense is also starting to wake up in their new scheme. Still too much newness to get a win.


Week 4 ranking: 32

Rookie snaps leader: OL Mason Cole, 198 snaps out of 198 (100 percent). The third-round pick out of Michigan has yet to miss a snap for an offensive line that has allowed just two sacks since fellow rookie Josh Rosen took over the starting QB job. -- Shah

SB Nation’s Rebecca Toback has the Cardinals at 32.

Frank Schwab at Yahoo! Sports didn’t watch the game, but he got a look at the box score:

32. Arizona Cardinals (0-4, Last Week: 32)

Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen didn’t light it up, but he played pretty well for a first start. As a whole the Cardinals looked better, and a game at San Francisco next week gives them a decent shot at a win.

Nate Davis at USA Today:

32. Cardinals (32): One key reason they’re so bad? Anemic offense can’t sustain drives, leaving D on field 35-plus minutes per game, easily most in league.

Except for’s Elliot Harrison, who has the Cardinals slightly higher at 31:

Yes, the Cardinals move up despite the loss, and despite the fact they’ve yet to win a game. Josh Rosen provides this organization with bountiful hope, even if he wasn’t lights-out Sunday versus the Seahawks. You could see Rosen’s immense potential in a bunch of throws he made, especially the perfect laser to Chad Williams that tied the game at 17 late.

Where do you think the Cardinals are after their game against the San Francisco 49ers next week?


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