Vikings Power Rankings: How much did Minnesota rise after Week 12 win?

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Where do the Minnesota Vikings stand in power rankings after beating the Panthers?

Things were looking rough for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12 when they needed every minute of their game against the Carolina Panthers to complete a comeback and get a 28-27 victory to move them to 6-5 on the season.

This win moves Minnesota into second place in the NFC North thanks to a loss by the Chicago Bears. However, with the Green Bay Packers still sitting at 8-3, the Vikings have to continue winning in hopes of earning a playoff berth.

But are the Vikings really a playoff team? Sometimes it can be a good idea to get some other opinions about how they are playing compared to other teams in the NFL in order to get an unbiased look at the squad.

Let’s take a look at how some of the national experts view Minnesota heading into Week 13 and see if they are truly deserving of that placement heading into their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.