Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

10. Arizona Cardinals (LW: 6)

The Cardinals are in trouble. However long they felt they could last without Carson Palmer, it has proven to be even shorter. Perhaps this is due to Drew Stanton also going down with an injury, but the team that had once been complete enough to overcome losses features a gaping hole under center. Of course, the expectation is that Stanton will be back at a serviceable capacity when calendar turns, but Arizona has been stripped down and exposed. The Cardinals look nothing like what their former 9-1 selves showed.

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