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

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A 24-10 win by the Minnesota Vikings (4-0) over the New York Giants (2-2) last night at U.S. Bank Stadium was enough to keep the Vikes in the Top-5 this week in ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings. See where they ended up along with the rest of the league.

2016 NFL Power Rankings: Week 5

  1. Denver Broncos (4-0)
  2. Seattle Seahawks (3-1)
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1)
  4. New England Patriots (3-1)
  5. Minnesota Vikings (4-0)
  6. Green Bay Packers (2-1)
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)
  8. Atlanta Falcons (3-1)
  9. Oakland Raiders (3-1)
  10. Cincinnati Bengals (2-2)
  11. Dallas Cowboys (3-1)
  12. New York Giants (2-2)
  13. Houston Texans (3-1)
  14. Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
  15. Carolina Panthers (1-3)
  16. Los Angeles Rams (3-1)
  17. Arizona Cardinals (1-3)
  18. Kansas City Chiefs (2-2)
  19. Washington Redskins (2-2)
  20. Buffalo Bills (2-2)
  21. New York Jets (1-3)
  22. San Diego Chargers (1-3)
  23. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)
  24. New Orleans Saints (1-3)
  25. Detroit Lions (1-3)
  26. Indianapolis Colts (1-3)
  27. Tennessee Titans (1-3)
  28. Chicago Bears (1-3)
  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)
  30. Miami Dolphins (1-3)
  31. San Francisco 49ers (1-3)
  32. Cleveland Browns (0-4)
ESPN comments:
The Vikings are 4-0 for the first time since 2009, and they are doing it behind a combo of solid offense and defense. The Vikings have committed one turnover with 11 takeaways, good for an NFL-best plus-10 turnover differential.

The biggest risers of the week are the Atlanta Falcons, jumping ten spots from #18 to #8. The biggest fall of the week belongs to the Arizona Cardinals, plunging twelve notches from #5 to #17. 

The Vikes host the Houston Texans Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.


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