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first_imgESPN.com Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires When it comes to the Arizona Cardinals, confidence is not at an all-time high.For just the second time in two seasons under head coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals have dropped two straight games — the second coming Sunday in a 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Cardinals still own the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff pecking order with four games to play, but their sputtering offense coupled with a lackluster defensive effort in Atlanta has many experts moving Arizona from contender to pretender. Here’s this week’s look at the Cardinals’ place in various NFL power rankings from around the country.center_img Week 14 Average Rank: 7.37 (4.05 last week) Highest Rank: #4 – CBSSports.com Top Stories Lowest Rank: #13 – Washington Post Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more