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Vikings Nab Top Spot In This Week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings

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A 31-13 win by the Minnesota Vikings (5-0) over the Houston Texans (3-2) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium was enough to propel the Vikes into the top spot this week in ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings. See how the other 31 teams stack up this week.

2016 NFL Power Rankings: Week 6

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

Is there any doubt Mike Zimmer is the league’s front-runner for Coach of the Year right now? He lost his starting quarterback before the season started, yet has the Vikings unbeaten heading into a bye thanks to a defense that is allowing the fewest points per game. The Vikings ranked last in PPG allowed in 2013, the season before Zimmer arrived in Minneapolis.

The biggest risers of the week are the Arizona Cardinals, jumping seven spots from #17 to #10. The biggest fall of the week belongs to theNew York Jets, plunging six notches from #21 to #27. 

The Vikes have a bye this week before heading to Philly on October 23rd.


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