NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Cardinals Make Moves Up Rankings

Well, well, well...The Arizona Cardinals have decided that being subpar for the entire season just wasn't going to cut it.

After a dramatic 19-13 OT win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Cardinals are now winners of four of their last five games, sit at 5-7, have garnered the respect of the nation's Power Rankings and are making some late season noise as one of the ‘teams you don't want to play'. They're a long shot to make the playoffs, but they'll scare some people trying to.

Sportsline moved the Cards up four spots to no. 24, pointing out how much the defense has improved. ESPN moved the Cards up seven spots to no. 18, also pointing out how the defense has only allowed five touchdowns in their past five games. SBNation moved the Cards up eight spots to no. 20 but reminded us of how damaging their early season six-game skid now is.

The Cards are playing hard and winning games. At the very least, they can be proud of that.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.