NFC Power Rankings – Week 9

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9. Arizona Cardinals (4-4) Last week: 10

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The team out in the desert may have found their new running back. I know I found him on a few fantasy teams.

Andre Ellington was sensational running all over the Falcons defense. Bruce Arians should probably go ahead and say that Rashard Mendenhall has lost his job. Let the rookie run.

Arizona finds themselves on the cusp of a possible playoff berth. A bye week will afford Mendenhall some health before Houston comes to town. But everybody knows all hope rests on the shoulders of Carson Palmer