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NFL Power Rankings: Week 17

The Vikings were officially eliminated from the playoffs with the loss to the Packers in Week 16.

Minnesota (7-8) will host the Chicago Bears for the season finale at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Viking Head Coach Mike Zimmer is treating it like any other week as the Vikings look to wrap up the season on a positive note.

Let's see where the experts placed the Vikings on their power rankings lists for Week 17.

Welp. If this team had about 11 *Adam Thielens, it'd be in good shape. Going from 5-0 to 7-8 is never fun, unless you have your eyes set on drafting a guy in the middle of Round 1. On to brighter notes: How about this Adam Thielen?! Dude was competing like Adam West out there ... Sock! Boom! Bam! No, I didn't expect you to get a reference from a cheesy show from the mid-'60s ... but we should all get how impressive this guy's season has been, going from an undrafted third-year player who nobody in pro football was talking about, to putting up two hundy at Lambeau and closing in on a 1,000-yard season. *Pow!


T*he Vikings are 2-8 since Week 7. In that time, only the 49ers, Rams, Browns and Jaguars have posted worse records. *

Vikings #20ESPN

The Vikings went from potential Super Bowl contenders after five games to having defensive veterans defying Mike Zimmer's game plan. This team has many question marks, namely who will play quarterback and running back for them in 2017. Entering the offseason, they'll need to answer those because neither position got enough production this season.

Vikings #25FOX Sports

*So much promise from the fast starts seems like a different time. They collapsed the past two weeks. *

Vikings #19CBS Sports

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