Vikings Power Rankings: Minnesota dips after Week 11 disappointment

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How did the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Dallas Cowboys hurt their placement in NFL power rankings?

The past few weeks have seen the Minnesota Vikings climb from the depths of the national power rankings. Three wins in a row against division opponents will help to make the team like a capable threat to possibly sneak into a playoff spot.

Minnesota couldn’t keep their streak going in Week 11. The team was favored to beat the struggling Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium, but the Vikings were stunned by Andy Dalton and an explosive collection of offensive weapons.

Even though Minnesota put up one heck of a fight and offered some highlight-reel worthy plays, the team ended up on the short side of a 31-28 loss and moved further away from a possible playoff spot this season.

But how much did this loss hurt the Vikings in terms of the national power rankings? Did they plummet back down the list or were they able to hold firm? Let’s take a look at what the experts are thinking about how this squad stacks up against other NFL teams.