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Ranking the best NFL trios: Vikings fans might have a problem with this


The Steelers threesome of Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown is hard to argue when look at ESPN columnist Bill Barnwell's rankings for the best three-player offensive punches in the NFL. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Julien Edelman came in at No. 2.

Minnesota's trio is Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and Stefon Diggs is ranked 20th.

Here are the 17 other teams ranked ahead of the Vikings.

  • Broncos: Mark Sanchez, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders
  • Raiders: Derek Carr, Michael Crabtree, Amari Cooper
  • Texans: Brock Osweiler, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Miller
  • Giants: Eli Manning, Shane Vereen, Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Redskins: Kirk Cousins, Desean Jackson, Jordan Reed
  • Chargers: Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen
  • Colts: Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Frank Gore
  • Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, Doug Martin, Mike Evans
  • Chiefs: Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, Jeremy Maclin
  • Saints: Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, Brandin Cooks
  • Jaguars: Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns
  • Falcons: Matt Ryan, Devonte Freeman, Julio Jones
  • Bengals: Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert
  • Cardinals: Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown
  • Cowboys: Tony Romo, Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant
  • Panthers: Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart, Greg Olsen
  • Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb

Obviously, a lot of these are superior, but all of them?

Bridgewater has proven capable of winning games despite throwing up huge stats. Peterson won the rushing title and Diggs was one of the top rookie receivers in the league last season.

Keep in mind that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on Tuesday made a comment about how good he thinks Bridgewater is compared to a lot of other strong-armed quarterbacks who make a lot of mistakes

Barnwell's going to rank defensive trios next week, and we're anticipating a lot more respect for the Vikings when that's unveiled.

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