Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers feel fake
By Will Lomas
12. Arizona Cardinals (-2)
Nuk Hopkins is the best player on the Cardinals roster, Larry Fitzgerald is the one with the best chance of going to the Hall of Fame, but if anyone tells you that Kyler Murray isn’t the most fun player on that roster they are lying to you and they are not your friend.
This game was a shootout where both quarterbacks lit it up and should have made fans on both sides excited for the future, but my big takeaway from this game was the Kyler Murray is what would happen if you put your best friend into the create-a-player mode of Madden and left his height the same but changed all of his physical attributes to 99.
Good, bad, or ugly all of it is happening full speed with Murray and whether that turns into a fumble or an electrifying run, it is worth it in the end.
11. Minnesota Vikings (+4)
Say that I am too high on Minnesota if you want because I completely understand. But I have knocked down teams that have consistently lost since the start of October and the Vikings are the other side of that coin.
If the power rankings are supposed to be a snapshot of where each team is in terms of “best teams right now” the Vikings have beaten the Green Bay Packers on the road, blown out the Detroit Lions, and lost to the Seattle Seahawks on the road by one point, in three of their last four games.
More importantly, since Dalvin Cook has come back the Vikings have done the smart thing and completely put the workload on him. Last week he had four touchdowns (!) and this week he had 250+ all-purpose yards including averaging nearly 10 yards per carry on the ground.
The defense is swarming, the running game is working, and the passing game is being smart. That is a winning formula and give the Vikings credit for knowing what they are.