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Power Rankings Roundup: Bye Week Fallout

Posted Oct 8, 2013

We cruise around the interweb to see where various sites and experts have the Vikings slotted in their weekly power rankings...

ESPN

28. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 24th) - Talk about the other end of the spectrum. Josh Freeman's average throw this season is 10.9 yards downfield, second-deepest. Christian Ponder's 6.9-yard average since last year is the shortest.

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ProFootballTalk

26. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th) - Maybe they’ll move Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel to receiver, too.

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Yahoo!

25. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 23rd) - I like the Josh Freeman signing. You know Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel aren't the long-term answer at quarterback. Nothing to lose by seeing if Freeman can be.

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NFL.com

28. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th) - Got a few raised eyebrows in the NFL Media newsroom two weeks ago when I suggested that the Vikings might be a landing spot for Josh Freeman -- and then, as it turned out, that was precisely the team with which he landed. Many feel that Freeman is more talented than Christian Ponder. Moreover, while backup quarterback Matt Cassel led Minnesota to its only win of the season thus far, he is what he is at this point -- which basically is why he was available for the Vikings to sign this spring. So why not take a flier on Freeman?

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FOX Sports / Brian Billick

24. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th) - The writing is on the wall for Christian Ponder in Minnesota.

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Associated Press

26. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 25th)

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CBS Sports

23. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 24th) - How long before they turn it over to Josh Freeman? If they want to save their season, it should be sooner rather than later.

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USA Today

26. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th) - Nothing eliminates distraction of a QB controversy like adding another with a losing record to mix.

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