Arizona Cardinals: Power Rankings – Week 6
By Erich Becker
The top remains locked in, but the bottom continues to churn
While the top five teams didn’t move an inch after this weekend, the bottom continues to churn with teams like Chicago and the New York Giants moving out of the muck and Houston, Jacksonville and Detroit settling in for the long haul at the bottom of our rankings.
This was a week of dramatic finishes and overtime upsets with Seattle losing to Cincinnati in the extra period and Atlanta coming out on top to stay undefeated as well. Six undefeated teams remain in the league as we enter Week 6, two from the NFC South where something will have to give shortly.
The Arizona Cardinals come off a dominating win of the Detroit Lions (who remain the only team without a win) to put up their third 40+ point scored game in five weeks. And it isn’t just the passing game getting it down, Carson Palmer only threw 14 passes and didn’t play most of the fourth quarter (Drew Stanton completed one additional pass). The ground game has come alive with the Cardinals averaging nearly 5.0 yards per carry, up from a league worst 3.3 yards last season.
We’re still early in the season but you can really start to see the separation.