NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Falcons stun Saints, Vikings hold strong

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26. Arizona Cardinals (22)

Week 10 is going to be one of those contests in which Kyler Murray looks back on as a learning experience after watching the Arizona Cardinals come up short the way they did to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Even if the argument can be made that Arizona’s defense failed to come through on their end after allowing Tampa Bay to put up 30 points, Murray was in perfect position to put the game away before throwing a costly interception in the fourth quarter.

On a positive note, at least the Cardinals have plenty of reasons to be thrilled over Christian Kirk finally putting together a breakout performance after the young wideout hauled in six catches for 138 yards to go along with three trips into the end zone.

All season, Arizona has felt plenty of frustration towards Kirk struggling to step up, and this may have only been one performance, this is still something positive to build from.

Part of the plan by the Cardinals to go all-in on Murray last spring was making sure the rookie quarterback had the proper offense to work with, and Arizona would love Kirk to be part of the long-term plans on offense.

Losing to the Buccaneers certainly hurts, but at least the Cardinals have a few positive factors to take away from this one.

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