NFC Power Rankings: Crunch Time for Week 14

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback

Carson Palmer

under center during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

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8. Arizona Cardinals (7-5) 2 weeks ago: 7

The Arizona Cardinals suffered a tough loss to Philadelphia last Sunday. The defense held up pretty well against the high tempo of Philly. But like I’ve said before it all comes down to Carson Palmer. His mistakes (fumble lost & two INT’s) were ultimately the difference maker in Philly snatching a victory away. The matchups only get tougher down the stretch. This week a St. Louis team travels to town with a very feisty, opportunistic defense. Might be a make or break game for the Cards.