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Vikings Crack Top-5 In This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings

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A 22-10 win by the Minnesota Vikings (3-0) over the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers (2-1) Sunday in Charlotte was enough to propel the Vikes into the Top-5 this week in ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings. See where they landed along with the rest of the league.

2016 NFL Power Rankings: Week 4

  1. Denver Broncos (3-0)
  2. New England Patriots (3-0)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (2-1)
  4. Minnesota Vikings (3-0)
  5. Arizona Cardinals (1-2)
  6. Green Bay Packers (2-1)
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)
  8. Carolina Panthers (1-2)
  9. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
  10. Baltimore Ravens (3-0)
  11. Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
  12. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1)
  13. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)
  14. Oakland Raiders (2-1)
  15. New York Giants (2-1)
  16. Houston Texans (2-1)
  17. Detroit Lions (1-2)
  18. Atlanta Falcons (2-1)
  19. New York Jets (1-2)
  20. Washington Redskins (1-2)
  21. San Diego Chargers (1-2)
  22. Buffalo Bills (1-2)
  23. Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
  24. Los Angeles Rams (2-1)
  25. Miami Dolphins (1-2)
  26. Tennessee Titans (1-2)
  27. New Orleans Saints (0-3)
  28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2)
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3)
  30. San Francisco 49ers (1-2)
  31. Chicago Bears (0-3)
  32. Cleveland Browns (0-3)
ESPN comments:
 

The Vikings lead the NFL in sacks and have allowed the third-fewest points (13.3 per game). Quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill have played well, but it is the defense that has carried the Vikings to their 3-0 start. The Vikings host the Giants on Monday night in Week 4.

The biggest risers of the week are the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, both jumping eight spots. The biggest fall of the week belongs to  the Houston Texans, plunging ten notches from #6 to #16. 

The Vikes face the New York Giants Monday night in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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