Skip to main content

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Where do Vikings sit?

  • Author:
  • Updated:

(Photo courtesy:

After that huge upset victory over Houston, all the Vikings (9-6) have to do to make the playoffs is beat the Green Bay Packers at home Sunday. That's a real ranking based on a real performance.

Fantasy power rankings? Subjective guesses on how good or bad a team really is? Got the latest roundup of 'em right here, heading into Sunday's game:

CBS Sports has Minnesota at No. 14, up two spots from last week. CBS calls the Vikes' playoff push "impressive."

The Bleacher Reportalso has the Vikings at No. 14. As they see it: "For all the negative talk about Christian Ponder and Leslie Frazier, this is a playoff team."

SB Nation has Minnesota at No. 11, up four notches from Week 16. The Vikings, they declare, are "not getting enough attention" after beating Houston.

Fox Sportshas the Vikings at No. 10 this week, up two spots. Author Brian Billick says even though Adrian Peterson didn't get 100 yards against the Texans -- Minnesota "most importantly" won the game.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.24.22 AM

Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies

The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.10.50 AM

Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged

Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 9.15.07 AM

Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway

The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.

Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 1.26.13 PM

Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize

The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Driver killed in ATV crash in Brooklyn Park

The crash occurred in Monroe Park Friday night.


Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County

The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.


Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: Where do Vikings sit?

Heading into the bye week, the Vikings are 6-4. Are they getting any respect out there? Here's the latest look at the various Week 11 power rankings...