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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #19 Arizona Cardinals

There are teams every year in the NFL that media outlets hype as a potential sleeper team to win the Super Bowl. Many platforms have the Arizona Cardinals as that team this year. In the third year in the Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray era, the Cardinals come in as the 19th-ranked team in the power rankings.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #20 Minnesota Vikings

As we make our way closer to the middle of the league, we unveil the bottom team in tier four of the power rankings. This tier can be named inconsistency, as all seven teams in this tier have some glaring issues on their team. Kicking off tier four and the 20th-ranked team in the power rankings is the Minnesota Vikings.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #21 Cincinnati Bengals

Coming off of a 4-11-1 campaign in 2020, the Cincinnati Bengals enter the 2021 season with playoff expectations in the third year under Zac Taylor. With Joe Burrow back at full health coming back from his season-ending injury, the Bengals come in ranked 21st in the power rankings, hopeful to make the playoffs, or else Taylor’s time could be up in Cincinnati.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #22 Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers enter the 2021 season with some high expectations. In an evolving NFC South, some have playoff expectations for Matt Rhule and company, coming off a 5-11 campaign in the 2020 season. The Panthers come in ranked 22nd in these power rankings.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #23 Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars had one of the busiest offseasons. With a new general manager, head coach, and a new franchise signal-caller, the Jaguars rank 23rd in the power rankings after finishing with the worst record in the NFL in 2020.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #24 Atlanta Falcons

After two consecutive articles of the New York teams, now we go south to turn our attention to the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons started the season 0-5 and then fired Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff and ended the season with a 4-12 record. With a new general manager, head coach, and without one of the best players in franchise history, the Falcons rank 24th in the power rankings.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #25 New York Giants

The New York Jets were revealed as the 26th-ranked team in these power rankings. For the 25th team, we stay in New York, this time to detail the New York Giants as the 25th-ranked team coming off a 6-10 season in 2020.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #26 New York Jets

The New York Jets had a very exciting offseason, filled with a new head-coaching hire, a busy free agency period, and the drafting of their new franchise signal-caller. The Jets are a far better team than they were a year ago, and Jet fans should be very excited about the future, as well as the present. New York ranks 26th in the power rankings.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #27 Chicago Bears

A second NFC North team is unveiled in today’s power rankings article. The Lions were revealed as the 30th-ranked team a few short weeks ago, and now it is time for the Chicago Bears dissection as the 27th-ranked team following the Eagles and Dolphins in recent days.

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Thompson’s In-Depth Power Rankings: #28 Miami Dolphins

Over the last two weeks, four teams have been unveiled in the power rankings. The team ranked 31st was a bit of a surprise, but the rest so far have been unveiled with little to no disagreement. Well, here comes another controversial take with the Miami Dolphins coming in as the 28th-ranked team in the power rankings.

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