2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Rams make major jump after crushing Colts

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24. Arizona Cardinals (17)

Early on, the Arizona Cardinals seemed to be on their way to a major road victory over the Detroit Lions after holding on to a comfortable lead for most of the first half, but then Matthew Stafford ended up doing what he did best last year, which is help his team pull off an unbelievable comeback. So instead of beginning the new season on a positive note with a key road win, the Cardinals enter Week 2 sitting at 0-1 with another road matchup, this time against the Indianapolis Colts.

And if opening the season with a loss wasn’t frustrating enough, Arizona also has to deal with David Johnson, who ended up leaving the game against Detroit with an injured wrist. When healthy, Johnson is considered one of the most dangerous running backs in the league due to his ability to run and catch the football, so nobody has to explain to the Cardinals just how crushing it would be to see him miss significant time away from the field.

As for Carson Palmer‘s performance, well let’s just say this is going to be one of those games where the veteran will need to go over the game film big time to go over his constant mistakes, especially the three interceptions. Arizona saw what happened last year when their season started off on a rough note, and it would be frustrating to see history repeat itself by having that take place for the second year in a row.