Vikings Power Rankings: Minnesota inches upward after Week 10 win

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Did the Minnesota Vikings win in Week 10 impact the power rankings?

Week 10 was a challenge for the Minnesota Vikings. The team struggled early in the season and were unable to put away some games where they were in contention, but they have since rattled off three wins in a row and they are starting to look like a team that has to be taken seriously.

More big factors about the Vikings Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears include the fact that Kirk Cousins had never won on “Monday Night Football”, the quarterback had never beaten the Bears since signing with Minnesota, and the Vikings always seem to struggle at Soldier Field.

Thankfully, Minnesota was able to showcase a patient and effective offense while providing a shutdown defense, ensuring that the purple and gold would emerge from Chicago with a 19-13 victory.

But did beating the Bears change the opinion of experts when it comes to their impression of the Vikings this season? And if so, how much of an impact did it have? Let’s take a look at the power rankings.