Arizona Cardinals: Week 5 Power Rankings

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Previous: 21st. St. Louis Rams. 20. team. 51. Their defense overwhelmed the pass protection of Carson Palmer and stopped the Arizona Cardinals offense who had been so efficient in the redzone. Surprise, the Rams are a .500 team!. (2-2)

(2-2). Previous: 19th. Oakland Raiders. 19. team. 28. A close game and tough loss looking at how the season has progressed thus far. Still, there is a lot of hope in Oakland with Amari Cooper and Derek Carr clicking. The future looks bright by the bay, but when will that future be realized?

Sep 27, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) Cleveland Browns cornerback Johnson Bademosi (24) Oakland Raiders running back Roy Helu (26) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

18. team. 50. So many missteps in that game. Granted, Calvin Johnson fumbled a would-be touchdown when ball security should be at the top of your mind, but the illegal bat out of bounds was a screw up of “Fail Mary” proportions. Seattle got lucky, Detroit got screwed.. (0-4). Previous: 20th. Detroit Lions

(2-2). Previous: 16th. Minnesota Vikings. 17. team. 60. They gave AP the ball, and it worked, almost. The Broncos look human and the Vikings nearly took them to task, but the defense was able to gobble up any hope in the end.

Previous: 14th. Indianapolis Colts. 16. team. 46. After the first two weeks of the season, saying Indy would be 2-2 and one of those wins would be without Andrew Luck, I would have called you crazy, but the team is trying to come back to life. This is a bad division, the team that is the least of the worst will win it.. (2-2)

Previous: 17th. New York Giants. 15. team. 31. The sky was falling a few weeks ago, but the Giants rolled into Buffalo and beat a very undisciplined team in the Bills. The Giants are now in a tie for the division lead. Big G can run away with this as Dallas licks its wounds.. (2-2)

13. San Diego is the beneficiary of a bad penalty by a Cleveland team who may or may not have had any reason to be giving the Chargers any competition. Still, this is an average team, again, and may be that way all year.. (2-2). Previous: 15th. San Diego Chargers. 14. team