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first_img Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals fell to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, keeping them second in the 2019 NFL Draft order through Week 12.Arizona’s strength of schedule, which acts as a tiebreaker for teams with the same record, took a slight hit against the 8-3 Chargers. That and the San Francisco 49ers’ defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which improved to San Francisco’s strength of schedule, moved the top two teams closer to one another than they were heading into the week. Across the rest of the bottom-rung of the NFL standings, the results in Week 12 made for seven teams who are within 2.0 games of the 2-9 Niners, Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.Those three teams, in that order, sit atop the NFL Draft order with five more weeks to play in the season.Related LinksCardinals have looming decision over Steve Wilks after loss to ChargersRapid Reaction: Cardinals again embarrassed in loss to ChargersChargers' Philip Rivers sets NFL records against CardinalsIt's time to start thinking about the Cardinals' spot in the NFL DraftHere are a few rules about how the NFL Draft order is set:• The top of the draft order is decided by the inverse winning percentage of non-playoff teams.• Tiebreakers are based on inverse strength of schedule — the aggregate winning percentage of a team’s opponents. In other words, the team that played the weakest schedule with the worst combined record will earn a higher pick.Here’s a look at the top of the NFL Draft order after Week 12. PickTeamRecordStrength of schedule Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes' introduction of Alex Meruelo 10Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-7.528 (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) 1San Francisco 49ers2-9.511 2 Comments   Share   8Detroit Lions4-7.511 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 3Oakland Raiders2-9.557 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs' buying and selling 9Buffalo Bills4-7.517 2Arizona Cardinals2-9.528 4New York Jets3-8.503 6Jacksonville Jaguars3-8.5387Atlanta Falcons4-7.509 5New York Giants3-8.511last_img

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