The Vikings (10-5) head to Lambeau Field as the team takes on a divisional foe in Week 17. Minnesota looks to accomplish Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer's goal of winning the NFC North division with a win against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. the Vikings are coming off of a 49-17 win against the New York Giants. We'll take a look at the NFL power rankings lists to see where the experts rank the Vikings during Week 17.
The Minnesota Vikings went full bloodbath Sunday night, scoring five touchdowns while suffocating the New York Giants defensively. They intercepted Giants quarterback Eli Manning three times, and at one point scored points on seven straight drives.
The Vikings have now won their last two games by a combined score of 87-34. They're sizzling while heading into what has become the NFC North championship game against the Packers in Week 17.
Vikings #5—Bleacher Report
The Vikings are probably the better team at this point in their showdown Sunday night with the Packers for the division crown. But does that ensure a victory, given that the game is being played at Lambeau Field? Certainly not. **
Vikings #7—Washington Post
The Vikings are heating up at the right time, as they've had their two most decisive victories in the past two weeks. Their 49 points Sunday night were their most since 1998.
*Hard to keep the Vikes this low after a 49-17 win, but who can we put them over? They are 1-4 vs. the top 10 in the Power Rankings, including a couple of blowout losses. *
*Still, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, #SKOL and all that Purple People Eater stuff to the Vikings, who ensured a spot in the playoffs for the first time in three years with the authoritative win over the Giants on Sunday night. *
*They've beaten Green Bay once in last 10 tries. But with defense intact, there's reason to believe Vikes can steal division. *
Vikings #9—USA Today Sports
Teddy Bridgewater's passer rating is north of 110 in the last three mistake-free weeks. That's what I'd want entering a division championship game in a hostile and cold place, which is what the Vikings are doing Sunday.
Vikings # 10—Sports Illustrated
They are in the playoffs, but a victory over the Packers would give them the division title. It won't be easy.
Vikings #10—CBS Sports
*With safety Harrison Smith in the lineup, the Vikings are a completely different defense. Getting healthy at the right time, a deep postseason run is not out of the question for a team with a roster assembled for January. *
Vikings #7—FOX Sports