Minnesota Vikings climb in NFL power rankings after Week 4 win

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The Minnesota Vikings seem to be getting a little more love after their first win.

With the Minnesota Vikings ending their three-game losing streak last week, there is hope the purple and gold can get their season turned around and live up to their potential with so many great players on both sides of the ball.

However, it might not be time to get too excited. Minnesota’s win came against a struggling Houston Texans team that was also seeking their first win of the year. After Houston lost, their head coach was fired and it appears they will need some major work to be competitive again.

The Vikings don’t make their own schedule and they must play the games put in front of them. But how much stock should be taken during a victory that went to the final moments against a winless squad in absolute dismay?

To get a feeling for how people are viewing Minnesota heading into Week 5, let’s take a look at where the experts are placing the team in their most recent power rankings and evaluate the situation.