NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Eagles look to keep NFC East race interesting

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27. Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals were viewed as one of the biggest long shots to win Week 13 since Lambeau Field is one of the toughest places to play, and the Green Bay Packers were hitting desperation mode. Turns out, the Cardinals played well enough to pull off the huge upset on the road, which also happened to be the final straw for the Packers with Mike McCarthy.

Arizona’s defense deserves plenty of credit for keeping Aaron Rodgers and company to just 17 points since it’s never easy to keep the future Hall of Famer in check when looking at how this originally seemed like a dream matchup. With the win, Josh Rosen will hopefully receive an extra boost of confidence for the remaining four weeks since the former UCLA star clearly still has plenty of areas in need of improvement.

In the long run, this early experience by Rosen should pay off in the long run for the Cardinals since this season became a lost cause early on after the Sam Bradford experiment turned out to be a complete bust. Maybe after this win, Arizona will have another opportunity to earn an impressive win at home against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.