The Minnesota Vikings have the week off during Wild Card Weekend, but it is still fun to see where the experts have the team placed in their Power Rankings.
The 2017 regular season is over and 20 NFL teams are on the outside of the playoffs already looking forward to next year. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings will be taking the week off from a game thanks to a bye during Wild Card Weekend.
For now. Vikings fans get to watch the games on Sunday to see who Minnesota will be playing during the Divisional Round of the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean that the experts still can’t weigh in on each team’s likelihood of a Super Bowl win.
Let’s take a look at where the experts have placed the Minnesota Vikings on their power rankings heading into Wild Card Weekend!
- Elliott Harrison – NFL.com: “I find it impossible to not root for quarterback Case Keenum.” (No change)
- Ron Clements – Sporting News: “The Vikings have a great chance to make history this year.” (No change)
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- Chris Simms – Bleacher Report: “The Vikings can win the Super Bowl, and that’s the easiest way to explain how I view them moving forward.” (No change)
- ESPN.com: “The Minnesota defense allowed the fewest points, but Case Keenum also finished second in Total QBR.” (No change)
- Russel S. Baxter – FanSided: “Case Keenum and company played turnover-free football.” (Up 1 spot)
- USA TODAY Sports: “We forget, did Mike Zimmer ever commit to Case Keenum as his starter rest of the way?” (No change)
- Pete Prisco – CBS Sports: “They have a defense and the running game has come to life. Mike Zimmer is coach of the year.” (Up 2 spots)
- Frank Schwab – Shutdown Corner: “The Vikings should feel like this season is ending with a Super Bowl in their own stadium.” (Up 1 spot)
For the most part, the Minnesota Vikings stood pat in the Power Rankings aside from CBS Sports, Shutdown Corner, and FanSided, who moved the team closer to the #1 spot. Since New England holds that top position, odds are that Minnesota won’t reach #1 unless Tom Brady’s team gets eliminated in the Divisional Round of the playoffs or beyond.