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Power Rankings Roundup: Panthers Loss Drops Vikings

Posted Oct 15, 2013

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

ESPN

29. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 28th) - The Vikings' defense has cost the team 44.6 expected points this season, worst in the league. Uncertainty at quarterback and a bad defense could equal a lost season.

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ProFootballTalk

28. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th) - Josh Freeman possibly wants a Mulligan.

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Yahoo!

29. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 25th) - When you look up at your home scoreboard and see that Carolina is winning 35-3 at the two-minute warning, you've hit rock bottom. Just horrible.

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NFL.com

28. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 28th) - Tough loss all around for Adrian Peterson and the Vikings' organization. Peterson didn't have an Adrian Peterson game, gaining just 83 yards from scrimmage. That said, game situation took the Vikings' ground attack out of the mix early. Once again, quarterback was and is a problem for Minnesota, as illustrated by Matt Cassel's stat line: two interceptions and a paltry 5.48 yards per throw. Of course, it's not just the signal-callers; the receivers have to make plays, too.

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FOX Sports / Brian Billick

27. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 24th) - I'd be surprised if it wasn't Josh Freeman behind center against the Giants this week. That way he can have a primer game before facing they Packers in Week 8.

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Associated Press

29. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th)

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CBS Sports

26. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 23rd) - How long before Josh Freeman takes over? It should be this week.

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USA Today

29. Minnesota Vikings (Last Week: 26th) - Who lasts longest: Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman or Leslie Frasier?

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