2012 NFL Power Rankings: Cardinals Rising After Win

Sept. 9, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) attempts to throw the ball in the fourth quarter against Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona Cardinals are rising in most NFL Power Rankings after a victory of the Seattle Seahawks.

The 2012 NFL power rankings are out for Week 2 of the season, and the Cardinals have risen, but still aren't getting much love for their win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Joel Thorman, of SB Nation, moved the Cardinals from No. 31 to 27 in his NFL Power Rankings, but still isn't all that impressed with Arizona:

27. Arizona Cardinals (LW: 31, 1-0): Yes, I have Arizona behind Seattle even though the Cardinals beat the Seahawks. I still think Seattle is the better team and would win that game more often than not.

The Cardinals are getting the most credit from CBS Sports, who put them all they way up at 18. They even go so far to say that Arizona is ready to challenge the 49ers after an opening-week victory:

It's Kevin Kolb time with John Skelton hurt. If he plays like he did on the game-winning drive against Seattle, the Cardinals could compete in the division

Arizona rose three spots to No. 20 on ESPN, while Yahoo has them at 22. Fox Sports clearly thought the Cardinals' win was lacking, as they dropped Arizona one spot to No. 27.

For more on the Cardinals, head to Revenge of the Birds and stick with SB Nation Arizona.

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