Cardinals’ collapse vs. Giants keeps them last in power rankings

After two weeks of the NFL season, opinions about the Arizona Cardinals should have changed. They have not, though.

In the latest NFL power rankings from Touchdown Wire’s Jarrett Bailey, Arizona remains dead last for the third consecutive week.

The Cardinals were up 20, remembered that Caleb Williams existed, and then lost to the Giants.

The Cardinals led the Giants 20-0 at halftime and then 28-7 with nine minutes left in the third quarter and ended up losing 31-28.

This comes on the heels of a 20-16 loss in Week 1 when they blew a 16-10 second-half lead to the Washington Commanders.

Are the Cardinals the worst team in the NFL? Absolutely not. They are 0-2, which is what everyone expected them to be after two games, and they have what appears to be an impossible stretch of games over the next few weeks, but they have been competitive.

Even with Joshua Dobbs at quarterback and a lack of star power on defense, they are playing better than the Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears, at least.

The Cardinals’ next opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, rank second this week, trailing only the San Francisco 49ers, whom the Cardinals play in Week 4.

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