NFL power rankings: Arizona Cardinals get respect, top ranking with Week 11 win in Seattle

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The Arizona Cardinals are 9-2 after an impressive NFL Week 11 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Where is Arizona ranked in NFL power rankings after its 23-13 win in Seattle?

Check out what NFL writers are saying about the Cardinals after the Week 11 NFL win over the Seahawks.

Click on each link to see that site's complete NFL power rankings after Week 11:

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NFL Week 12 picks, predictions:

Pro Football Network: Cardinals jump from No. 5 to No. 1

Dalton Miller writes: "This might legitimately be the best team in the NFL. The NFL Power Rankings have been difficult recently because there has been so much randomness in the league. The Cardinals have only lost two games, and one of them was without starting quarterback Kyler Murray. But in a must-win game for Seattle, the Cardinals came out without Murray and DeAndre Hopkins and won. It was ugly at times, but they won this game pretty handily all the same. Colt McCoy has filled in beautifully for Murray, and with a bye week upcoming, the Cardinals should feel good about possibly securing the top seed in the NFC come playoff time."

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NFL Spin Zone: Cardinals climb from No. 5 to No. 1

Sayre Bedinger writes: "The Arizona Cardinals went on the road and beat a Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks team. Regardless of Seattle’s record or the status of Wilson’s finger, going on the road with your backup quarterback and beating the Seahawks is impressive.  Some people were calling Colt McCoy “GOAT” McCoy. Kliff Kingsbury’s squad is playing some of the best “team” ball in the NFL right now and over the course of the whole season. With a fully healthy roster, the Cardinals are dynamic and extremely difficult to beat. They have proven themselves to be difficult to beat even without some of their best players. They take the top spot in the NFL power rankings back after relinquishing it for a couple of weeks."

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Nov 21, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (6) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting News: Cardinals rise from No. 3 to No. 1

Vinnie Iyer writes: "The Cardinals won another game without Kyler Murray as Colt McCoy turned into a supersub in Seattle, helped a lot by the running game and defense. Kliff Kingsbury's team has proved to be more complete than expected; it can enjoy a Week 12 bye knowing Murray should be back on the other side of it."

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NBC Sports: Cardinals go from No. 3 to No. 1

Darren Hartwell writes: "The Cardinals remarkably are the NFL's only nine-win team despite Kyler Murray missing the last three weeks. Colt McCoy went 35 of 44 for 328 yards and two scores to beat a divisional opponent on the road. This team is a problem."

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NBC Sports: Cardinals now No. 1 team in NFL

Josh Schrock writes: "The Cardinals swept their NFC West road slate by a scored of 91-50 and did so with Colt McCoy starting two of those three games. Coach Cool and the Cards are for real."

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