NFL power rankings, post free agency: Chiefs, Ravens loom

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 22: Trent Sherfield #16 and Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals high five in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during their game at CenturyLink Field on December 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

32. . . Previous: . Arizona Cardinals. 20. team

Now is the time to buy stock in the Cardinals. Trading for DeAndre Hopkins isn’t the final piece in a Super Bowl puzzle, but it is a giant potential leap for Kyle Murray’s Air Raid offense. Everyone who laughed at the idea of pairing him with Kliff Kingsbury have to take pause and at the very least acknowledge Arizona could be on the cusp of miraculously making this whole thing work.

. Previous: . Los Angeles Chargers. 19. team. 13.

The Chargers have had an interesting offseason so far. They bid farewell to starters Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon while welcoming Brian Bulaga and Chris Harris Jr. in free agency. Los Angeles is a team loaded with talent but the quarterback position remains a question mark.

The team says it is happy with veteran Tyrod Taylor but one has to believe if the Chargers hope to get past Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC West, an upgrade at signal-caller will be necessary.

Houston Texans. 18. team. 10. . . Previous:

The Texans should probably be a top ten team in these power rankings but they aren’t because head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien traded away DeAndre Hopkins for a can of magic beans and a pack of Virginia Slims.

At what point does Deshaun Watson start thinking about his next team?

Previous: . Los Angeles Rams. 17. team. 51. .

Was it all a Super Bowl hangover? That’s the big question in Hollywood as the Rams prepare to either prove that Sean McVay’s machine simply needed some oil or admit the revolution started too soon. Todd Gurley is gone, which means this is Jared Goff‘s team moving forward — a scary tagline for any fan wondering what lies ahead.