Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs and Packers lock in on top seeds
By Will Lomas
12. Arizona Cardinals (+1)
No one racked up a 5-sack day this week like they did last week, but the Cardinals defense stepped up as a unit with 6 sacks as well as several pressures and pass breakups. No one really paid much attention to that though as Aqib Talib did an excellent job narrating exactly why Kyler Murray was lighting the box score up.
There isn’t a team in the NFL that wants to play the Cardinals in the playoffs because that offense is so hard to defend soundly that it makes you take chances, and no one likes taking chances in the NFL.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (-1)
The Steelers don’t play until Monday Night, but in all honesty, it would be hard to move them up or keep them the same given their play the past two weeks against bad teams combined with the competition they would be playing against in a banged-up Cincinnati Bengals squad.
If they want to move up in the power rankings, they will have to beat the Indianapolis Colts next week.