The Arizona Cardinals are no longer the No. 1 team in the NFC. After their 34-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers’ 17-0 win over the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay became the top seed.
The Cardinals also lost their No. 1 status in Touchdown Wire’s power rankings by Nick Wojton. They dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 entering Week 11.
A loss, but as referenced before, the Cardinals were without important players vs the Panthers. Those included QB Kyler Murray and No. 1 playmaker in WR DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona won their first game without this duo, which is still impressive.
They now trail the Tennessee Titans and the Packers in these rankings.
It was a reminder of how quickly things can change and how hard it is to win when a backup quarterback is having to start.
Murray perhaps could have rallied the team after an early deficit. With Colt McCoy, there was no way to get back into the game after having spotted the Panthers 17 points.
The Cardinals have a road game against the Seahawks and the hope is that Murray and Hopkins can return, although at the time of publishing, the team had not yet begun to practice, so their practice status is unknown.
If the Cardinals can pull off a road win in Seattle, it is possible they will be back at the No. 1 spot in a week.