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Cardinals are 11th in PFT’s preseason power rankings

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With a strong defense and a stabilized offense, the Arizona Cardinals nearly mounted a late-season surge into the playoffs last year. Arizona won seven of their final nine games and were in the playoff hunt until the final week of the season.

They are the only team over the last two seasons to beat the Seahawks in Seattle and won 11 games in the best division in the league.

The Cardinals should once again be playoff contenders in 2014 but have to answer some questions on both sides of the ball if they are going to compete with the league’s elite.

Our full Cardinals preview is located here. Tell us in the poll below if you feel the Cardinals deserve the ranking we gave them heading into the season.

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17 Responses to “Cardinals are 11th in PFT’s preseason power rankings”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jul 17, 2014 3:13 PM

    NFC West Final Rankings :

    1. Arizona Cardinals 11-5
    2. San Francisco 49ers 10-6
    3. St. Louis Rams 9-7
    4. Seattle Seahawks 7-9

  2. beardinals says: Jul 17, 2014 3:22 PM

    They won 10 games last year.

  3. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jul 17, 2014 3:24 PM

    i have a strong feeling the seahawks will miss the playoff by 1 game, and the cardinals will get a wildcard spot.

  4. holla2626 says: Jul 17, 2014 3:37 PM

    Panthers in the top 10!

    Holla

  5. hozay05 says: Jul 17, 2014 4:07 PM

    Play sf and seattle twice plus rams will bring the d. Bears and eagles should be ahead plus panthers shouldn’t be up there either

  6. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 17, 2014 4:07 PM

    Tough division.

    If the Cardinals were still in the East they would win that division.

    A lot of the late games will be the game of the week this season.

  7. wydok says: Jul 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    Having two articles really makes the RRS feed confusing. I have to open both to know which is the real one and which is the one with the poll.

    STILL don’t know why there are two articles for each ranking.

  8. moosedoggie says: Jul 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    Andre Ellington will be known as Andre 2000 by the end of the year. 1000 yds rushing and 1000 yds receiving.

    Book it.

  9. trollhammer20 says: Jul 17, 2014 4:13 PM

    Their biggest challenge will be replacing two-thirds of the “interior triangle” that helped them lead the league in rushing defense last year. Dansby is gone, and Washington is suspended. That’s a lot of talent and production to replace. If they can do a credible job there, they may be a contender this year. If they can’t, they’re going to have problems in a very run-heavy division.

  10. schmitty2 says: Jul 17, 2014 4:40 PM

    Their defense is till top-notch even with the loss of Washington and Dansby. The scary thing is they might only have the 4th best defense in their own division.

  11. slick50ks says: Jul 17, 2014 4:48 PM

    People sure seen to forget what a piece of crap Carson Palmer really is.

    Get ready to remember.

  12. hornbuckle says: Jul 17, 2014 5:23 PM

    Two words Carson Palmer.

  13. gloomysmitty says: Jul 17, 2014 5:57 PM

    Wow the cards are ahead of the eagles smh

  14. fordmandalay says: Jul 17, 2014 6:49 PM

    I actually think the Cards will be a very good team this year – Palmer should have his last hurrah after a year of getting familiar with the offense and his receivers. And I really hope Honey Badger makes it back, he’s fun to watch.

  15. jdphx says: Jul 17, 2014 8:50 PM

    VERY overrated…

  16. therealtrenches says: Jul 17, 2014 11:19 PM

    wydok says:
    Jul 17, 2014 4:11 PM
    Having two articles really makes the RRS feed confusing. I have to open both to know which is the real one and which is the one with the poll.

    STILL don’t know why there are two articles for each ranking.

    ——————————–

    Yes. We get it.

    And you STILL like to whine about it in every one of these posts.

  17. RegisHawk says: Jul 18, 2014 4:06 AM

    I wouldn’t say “just right”, but I would say “about right”…they’re somewhere within 2 spots up or down of 11.

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