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NFL Power Rankings: Do Vikings Hold No. 1 Spot After Bye Week?

The Vikings did not have a chance to impact the new power rankings lists during Week 6 as the team was on a bye week.

Several teams near the tops of the lists won their games during Week 6, and  the experts weighed in on whether or not the Vikings should hold the top spot as the lone undefeated team in the NFL.

Minnesota heads to Philadelphia (3-2) to take on rookie QB Carson Wentz and the Eagles this weekend.

Let's take a look where the experts rank the Vikings heading into Week 7.


It was the bye week for the top-ranked *Vikings, which means, for the first time in five weeks, we endure no change at our most prestigious spot. During the down time, tackle Jake Long got acquainted with his new club, while OC Norv Turner had an opportunity to work on kick-starting his run game. Unless I'm seeing it wrong, the only thing that could derail Minnesota is the thinness on the offensive line. But Long alone cannot make America -- er, the Vikings' ground attack -- great again. *

Vikings #1NFL.com


Kyle Rudolph* was traded just before the season started, but that hasn't stopped him from developing an instant chemistry with his passing options. He has a 70.4 completion percentage this season, best in the NFL. Bradford takes on the team that traded him this week.*

Vikings #2 —ESPN


Until the undefeated Minnesota Vikings give reason to believe they're *not the best team, the No. 1 spot belongs to them. Lucky for them, a bye week gave no such reason, while the rest of the power rankings exploded.*

Vikings #1SB Nation


Coming off of a bye week, the Vikings remain No. 1 as they've showed no reason to supplant them from the top. They'll be tested in the coming weeks against the Eagles and division-rival Bears and Lions, but they look like the best team in football.

 Vikings #1FOX Sports


The Vikings won't drop a single spot after their bye week.

They'll stay at No. 2 as my best team in the NFC, and they're not too far removed from the team in the No. 1 spot.

What can *Sam Bradford do to inch closer? He can lead his new team into Philadelphia and beat his old one in Week 7. It should make for a fun affair.*

Vikings #2—** *Bleacher Report


Vikings (5-0; last week No. 1): This weekend on FOX, the Vikings and Sammy Bradfridgewater visit the Eagles.

Vikings #1—Pro Football Talk


*With three of next four on road coming out of bye, will league's worst rushing attack start to became a more noticeable hindrance? *

Vikings #2USA TODAY


Vikings fans might hate me for having them at No. 3, but we can agree on this: With Green Bay's problems, the Vikings are the clear favorite in the NFC North.

Vikings #3Yahoo Sports


*They come out of their bye with a tough road game at Philadelphia against the Eagles. That will be special for Sam Bradford against the team that traded him to the Vikings. *

Vikings #1 —CBS Sports


The Vikings emerge from their bye to play an extremely intriguing game Sunday at Philadelphia. It will be interesting to see how QB Sam Bradford handles returning to the city he tried so hard to escape in the offseason, finally getting his wish when the Eagles traded him to Minnesota eight days before the season.

Vikings #2Washington Post


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