Cardinals Average Power Ranking 127 up from 14

first_imgCardinals Average Power Ranking: 12.7(up from 14.8 last week)High Ranking: #8 (NFL.com)Low Ranking: #18 (Bleacher Report) It wasn’t anything you’d put in a time capsule to commemorate because of its beauty, but the Arizona Cardinals pretty much dominated the New York Jets 28-3 on Monday Night Football.The win was the Cards’ second in a row — and the second to feature running back David Johnson as the focal point of the offense. The second-year star ran for 111 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, which got Arizona back up to .500 heading into a Sunday night showdown with NFC-leading Seattle at University of Phoenix Stadium. – / 33 Bruce Arians’ squad is also climbing most national NFL power rankings (except ESPN’s, which actually dropped them three spots after a 25-point win, but whatever) heading into Week 7.Here’s a rundown of what some prominent national outlets (and ArizonaSports.com) are saying about the Cardinals: Meanwhile, the Cardinals are recapturing their old defensive form. The sacks weren’t there in Week 6, but Tyrann Mathieu was. Teams are testing his lateral quickness on drag routes and pick plays; the Honey Badger is looking better every week. Only five teams field a better scoring defense than Arizona’s right now.NFL Power Rankings: 49ers are league’s worst team and might be for a whileCardinals rank: #12 (▲ 1)David Johnson is amazing. He has quickly become one of the best players in the NFL.USA Today Power Rankings – Week 7Cardinals rank: #15 (–)RB David Johnson has five TDs over past two games, both Arizona wins. It appears Bruce Arians’ play-calling duties just got easier.NFL Week 7 power rankingsCardinals rank: #10 (▲ 2)Are the Cardinals back? Was a game against the paltry Jets all they needed? There’s still a long way to go before we crown them an NFC powerhouse, but perhaps this was the spark Arizona needed. David Johnson is an absolute stud, and the secondary is playing as well as any in the NFL – mostly thanks to Tyrann Mathieu moving back to nickel corner.PFT’s Week Seven Power RankingsCardinals rank: #14 (▲ 4) David Johnson will soon be the best running back in the NFL. And by soon I mean right now. Arizona Sports Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings still on top; Cardinals riseCardinals rank: #10 (▲ 1)Climbing back up. Real clarity comes in the next two weeks.Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots slip past Vikings for No. 1Cardinals rank: #13 (▼ 3)833: Carson Palmer had a strong bounce-back game against the Jets, taking no sacks and throwing no picks. Palmer’s best work, however, was handing off or throwing to David Johnson, who leads the NFL with 833 yards from scrimmage this season.NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Cowboys soaring; AFC North fallsCardinals rank: #8 (▲ 5)Look out, NFL. The offense looked balanced behind phenom David Johnson. The defense? Made big plays all over the field, including a red-zone takeaway to thwart the Jets’ last real chance to get in the game. Agreed with Jon Gruden on the ESPN broadcast that Michael Floyd’s prospective reemergence could be the key to Arizona reemerging as an NFC contender. The lone downer: Seeing Jaron Brown, a solid contributor, get hurt on a meaningless completion late. Hate that kind of stuff. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) scores a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: The list of true contenders is a very short oneCardinals rank: #12 (▲ 3)The Cardinals’ offense is undergoing a transition akin to a dad teaching his son how to drive a car. It starts with the dad giving directions from the passenger seat while the son takes a spin in an empty parking lot, and ends with the son speeding off while the dad stands wistful in the driveway. So, hey Carson Palmer, just give David Johnson the keys already.NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys crack the top five, Raiders, Eagles plungeCardinals rank: #16 (▲ 1)They looked good beating the Jets, but now they face a big division battle with the rival Seahawks. Are they ready for that?NFL power rankings 2016, Week 7: The Vikings and Patriots are neck-and-neck for No. 1Cardinals rank: #12 (▲ 4)No comment.Chris Simms’ NFL Power Rankings Ahead of Week 7Cardinals rank: #18 (▲ 1)Arizona’s offensive play-calling in one word? Brilliant.Everyone and their sister expected a deep-ball-centric attack from Bruce Arians. He was a step ahead; pass-catchers from John Brown to Jaron Brown faked the long pattern only to cut back for easy completions. Carson Palmer could cruise with those throws and David Johnson’s heavy lifting. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Blazing quasars reveal the universe hit peak star birth 3 billion to

first_imgDESY/Science Communication Lab Matching the “foggy” regions up to the distance of the blazars—between 200 million and 11.6 billion light-years from Earth—the researchers were able to determine rates of star formation for those regions, accounting for more than 90% of the history of the universe, they report today in Science. Peak rates of star birth, which were about 10 times higher than today’s rates, occurred between 9.7 billion and 10.7 billion years ago.*Correction, 29 November, 3:50 p.m.: This story has been updated to correct the date range in the headline and first paragraph. 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Scientists have long known that the answer is “long ago.” But a new study that scrutinizes the radiation from blazing quasars suggests a far more precise answer: some 3 billion to 4 billion years after the big bang.Blazing quasars, or “blazars,” are galaxies whose intense brightness is fueled in large part by gas, dust, and stars being sucked into the supermassive black holes that lie at their centers. Unlike most distant stars and galaxies, blazars pump out gamma rays that can be picked up by sensors on space-based observatories orbiting Earth. As material spirals inward along the plane of the galaxy’s disk, powerful beams of radiation (above) emerge along the galaxy’s rotational axis. When one of those spotlightlike beams is pointed toward Earth, the blazars appear particularly bright.In the new study, researchers looked at the radiation beamed toward Earth by more than 700 blazars scattered across the sky. Analyzing the blazars’ gamma ray emissions, they found that some were blocked more effectively than others. That’s significant because when photons from the gamma rays travel through space, they can interact with the low-energy photons from stars to create subatomic particles like electrons and protons. So the more gamma ray emissions blocked, the thicker the fog of photons in that part of intergalactic space—and the more stars required to make them. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)last_img read more