ARIZONA -- The Arizona Cardinals dropped to 2-9 on the year after failing to secure another comeback victory in Week 11.
As the team comes back home for a Week 12 date with the Los Angeles Rams, where do they rank across national power rankings?
NFL.com: No. 30
Eric Edholm: "It’s clear that while the Cardinals were a plucky team early in the season, they’re suddenly pretty dangerous with Kyler Murray back, even if they couldn’t finish off a fourth-quarter drive in Sunday's loss at Houston. They might even win two or three more games down the stretch, as Jonathan Gannon -- come hell or high water -- reminded us on Sunday that he’s going to absolutely go for it on fourth downs and play to win every game.
"The defense was mostly lost in the first half, but Gannon’s group was pretty terrific after that, shutting down C.J. Stroud and the Texans despite losing three key defenders during the game: Kyzir White (headed to injured reserve), Leki Fotu (who had a great game) and Antonio Hamilton (on his INT). This is a fun team to keep an eye on now."
The Athletic: No. 30
Josh Kendall: "Are they good? No But, honestly, they didn’t really want to be. With a stockpile of draft choices, the Cardinals are incentivized to tank this year, and it doesn’t look like even Kyler Murray’s talents are going to stop that. After winning his season debut last week against Atlanta, Murray had an 84.6 passer rating against Houston."
Bleacher Report: No. 30
Staff: "Since getting quarterback Kyler Murray back, the Arizona Cardinals have played a pair of tight games, which is progress after losing six straight by a combined 94 points.
"But their performance in Houston—losing despite picking off C.J. Stroud three times—was a reality check."
CBS Sports: No. 29
Pete Prisco: "Kyler Murray has to be making this team think he can be their future. He looks much more comfortable in this offense than he was in the Kliff Kingsbury offense."
Yahoo!: No. 29
Frank Schwab: "Arizona looks a lot different with Murray coming back from injury and providing some juice, and they won't be an easy out the rest of the season."