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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 5 roundup for the Cardinals in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 19

It's difficult to figure out what their identity is through four games. In a loss to Carolina, the defense had no answers. And offensively, the Cardinals made too many mistakes. Kyler Murray was missing throws, Andy Isabella had a drop downfield, left tackle D.J. Humphries got smoked for a sack/fumble. Murray completed just one pass all game that that traveled 15 yards or more from the line of scrimmage. The Cardinals' 262 yards of offense were the second lowest for any team in Week 4. Arizona has a good chance to get back on track against the Jets in Week 5.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 16

That was not a good look on the road at Carolina. Two straight losses has changed their outlook in a hurry. But now they get the Jets.

USA Today -- Rank: 16

No team has more penalties (32). The Cards had ball for fewer than 23 minutes Sunday. And six turnovers so far. Plenty to tighten up here.

ESPN -- Rank: 16

FPI chance to make playoffs: 17.4%

The Cardinals seemed poised for a playoff run -- and a deep one at that -- after starting 2-0. But now that they've lost two in a row to the Lions and Panthers -- whom, in theory, the Cards should have beaten after their fast start -- the postseason seems like a hope and a dream. There might not be enough time for Arizona to rebound for a playoff spot -- even with wins in the next two contests against the Jets and Cowboys -- due to a fairly tough schedule after Week 6. The first six games was the stretch of the season when Arizona could have positively determined its playoff fate. -- Josh Weinfuss

NFL.com -- Rank: 16

The Cardinals have run into some turbulence after a strong start, and problems can be found on both sides of the ball. Kyler Murray finished with a sub-Gabbert-level 4.3 yards per attempt against the Panthers, and we've yet to see proof that this offense has answers if you can take DeAndre Hopkins out of the game plan, as Carolina managed on Sunday. The Arizona defense has been an issue for the entirety of the Kliff Kingsbury era to date, and it's not a good sign when a Panthers team missing Christian McCaffrey is rolling up nearly 450 total yards while holding the ball for more than 37 minutes of game time.

Previous update: Arizona Cardinals Week 4 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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