Vikings slide in NFL power rankings after Week 3 disappointment

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The Minnesota Vikings continue to slide in power rankings heading into Week 4.

Another week, another loss for the Minnesota Vikings. Opening the season 0-3 isn’t good and there are several parts of the team that don’t give a lot of hope for the future. But their performance in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans did offer some positives.

Dalvin Cook breaking his personal record for single-game rushing yards was very encouraging while watching rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson make plays and get separation was jaw-droppingly fun.

Sadly, Minnesota’s defense still struggled to get pressure and cover opposing receivers while the offensive line couldn’t block for Kirk Cousins, especially at the end of the game. For all the positives, there were enough negatives to still be frustrated.

But how did experts view the team’s Week 3 loss when it came to their power rankings? Will they take a huge nosedive or only fall a little? Let’s take a look at how some of the most prominent experts view the Vikings after their performance last week.