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NFL Power Rankings: Vikings Back in the Mix

The Vikings won their Week 5 matchup on the road against the Chicago Bears 20-17 and will head back home to take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday during Week 6.

The Packers (4-1) defeated the Dallas Cowboys on a game-winning drive by quarterback Aaron Rodgers 35-31.

The experts released their Power Rankings lists heading into Week 6 on Tuesday morning.

We'll take a look at where the Vikings rank and how their rank changed from Week 5 below:


17 (Same Spot): Elliot Harrison -NFL.com

*Can't move this team up. Not after that performance. *

That said, I love the Vikes' defensive personnel. Solid from stem to stern. Dig seeing a 39-year-old corner ballin'. Glad to see Case Keenum get credit, too. He plays hard and deserves to be out there.


20 (Down 3 Spots):  ESPN.com

Playoff chances: 51.5 percent chance. Kyle Rudolph's health is a concern, but Case Keenum has more than held his own, keeping the Vikings playoff chances over 50 percent. How good has Keenum been? Only Drew Brees and Alex Smith have thrown more passes without a pick this season.


17 (Same Spot): Frank Schwab –Yahoo Sports

It's pretty clear Sam Bradford wasn't right on Monday night. The real question is, when will he be healthy again?


15 (Up 3 Spots): Mike Florio –Pro Football Tak


17 (Up 3 Spots):USA TODAY Sports

*They scratched out a victory Monday, but loss of Dalvin Cook and Sam Bradford's ongoing knee issues will probably relegate them to .500. *

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16 (Up 1 Spot): Mark Maske –Washington Post

The in-game switch to Keenum was the obvious move and it resulted in the Vikings' victory over the Bears.


16: (Up 2 Spots): Pete Prisco –CBS Sports

Case Keenum played well in relief of Sam Bradford Monday night. You have to wonder if Bradford might be sitting for a while with that knee injury. Now comes the Packers.


15: (Up 3 Spots): Vinnie Iyer –Sporting News

Case Keenum was needed again to get them back on track in Chicago, and he got help from their newest supersub, Jerick McKinnon. The defense still is the most reliable asset for Mike Zimmer.

This week: vs. Packers, a team aspiring to return to Minnesota in February

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