NFL Power Rankings: Baltimore Ravens on the Rise

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Sep 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) runs with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals won 23-14. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

(3-0). Previous: 5th. Arizona Cardinals. 5. team. 32. The Cardinals underwent a complete transformation under head coach Bruce Arians last season. After they lost a handful of key players over the offseason, many expected a regression. Especially after they lost Carson Palmer to injury and had to trot out Drew Stanton at quarterback. But the Cards continue to roll along on the back of a dominant defense. This team is real.