The Vikings enter the bye week remaining mostly unchanged in this week's roundup of NFL power rankings.
Minnesota, despite losing 23-20 on the road to the Broncos, played well enough to (mostly) keep their position in the top half of the rankings. We'll update these as they come in.
"Watched a lot of the Vikings-Broncos game. Three thoughts: Teddy Bridgewater is good, in part because he’s unfraid of even the kind of relentless rush Denver poses for a quarterback. Adrian Peterson is back. And Anthony Barr is a dangerous, smart and instinctive force at linebacker. Not many linebackers can bait Peyton Manning, but Barr did on an interception."
"The Vikings hung tough in a game most didn't give them a chance to win, thanks to some timely catches by youngster Stefon Diggs, a timely (and explosive) Adrian Peterson run and a reaaal timely read-and-react pick by Harrison Smith. What a play that was. So Vikings fans are disappointed with the loss, and Ragnar has parted ways with the organization, but 2-2 with an interconference loss is no big deal. If Mike Zimmer can push this roster to 10 wins, Sunday's "L" won't factor into tiebreakers."
"If the Vikings play as well as they did at Denver on Sunday, they're going to win a lot of games against the teams that aren't nearly as good as the Broncos."
"Back on top of the rushing charts, looks like Adrian Peterson is finally settling into Norv Turner's offense."
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"After the bye, 2-2 could quickly become 7-2."