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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Arizona Cardinals

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Arizona Cardinals rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 7 roundup for the Cardinals in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 16

They're another team that's tough to figure out. I am higher on them than EPR. In what was often a choppy performance, the Cardinals blew the Cowboys out 38-10 on Monday night. Budda Baker and the defense played well, but they were going up against Andy Dalton and a banged-up offensive line. The offense was inconsistent, but Kyler Murray was great with his legs, and he hit on an 80-yard touchdown to Christian Kirk. They seem like a team that can beat anyone and also lose to anyone.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 14

They have won two straight and look to have the offense clicking. Now they face a big division game against undefeated Seattle.

USA Today -- Rank: 18

Beating up on highly depleted Dallas reveals little. The real test comes Sunday, when undefeated Seahawks kick off month-long homestand in desert.

ESPN -- Rank: 16

Most impactful injury: OLB Chandler Jones

Jones has been the best pass-rusher in the NFL since entering the league in 2012; his 97 sacks are the most over that stretch. He tore his right biceps in Arizona's Week 5 win over the Jets and had surgery last week. Losing Jones, who only had one sack this season, will have a domino effect on the defense. Teams were keying on Jones, who had 19 sacks last season. He was getting consistent double-teams and chips this year, and his presence opened up rushing lanes for the rest of the defense. Without Jones, offensive lines can key on both sides of the pass rush, which will make getting to the quarterback more difficult. -- Josh Weinfuss

NFL.com -- Rank: 14

The Cardinals had a ball on Monday night in Dallas, dominating action in all phases en route to a 38-10 win over the reeling Cowboys. Kyler Murray celebrated his North Texas homecoming with three scores, including a rainbow deep ball strike to Christian Kirk for an 80-yard touchdown that effectively settled matters in the second quarter. Vance Joseph's defense also stepped up, making life miserable for an overmatched Andy Dalton. Safety Budda Baker was outstanding, finishing with a sack, interception, forced fumble and two QB hits. A huge measuring-stick game looms Sunday against the undefeated Seahawks. The Cardinals shouldn't enter that showdown with a lack of confidence.

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