Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: It Isn't Pretty For Vikings Fans

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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Fox Sports Sends Vikings To The Basement

Let's make it two in a row where the Vikings occupy the bottom spot in the Power Rankings, shall we?

Yes, the folks over at Fox Sports have placed the Minnesota Vikings all the way at the bottom of their Week 5 NFL Power Rankings, a drop of two spots from where they had been placed the previous week.

Brian Billick, who is apparently the person behind Fox Sports' rankings, also takes the obvious route with his commentary.

This isn't all Donovan McNabb's fault, but they need to start the learning curve for Christian Ponder. Why not? They are chasing the league's only remaining 4-0 teams in their division.

Well, at least he acknowledges that it isn't all McNabb's fault. And, quite frankly, he's more believable than Pete Prisco, that's for damn sure. But, once again, we'll see if and when Leslie Frazier and company decide to make a change at quarterback.

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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings Hit Bottom At CBS Sports

While at least one site took the Minnesota Vikings out of the bottom spot this week, we can always depend on Pete Prisco over at CBS Sports to put together some good old-fashioned hatred for the purple and gold. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Prisco has dropped the Vikings into the basement in his Week 5 NFL Power Rankings, a drop of one spot from the previous week.

Once again, we get a sense of a general theme.

It's time. Play Christian Ponder. There is nothing to be gained from playing Donovan McNabb.

Yep, nothing to be gained. . .unless, of course, the coaching staff has determined that Ponder isn't ready to play yet and doesn't want to run the risk of turning him into David Carr v2.0 or something. But I'm sure things like that don't matter to Prisco. . .if the Vikings were to announce that Christian Ponder was starting next week against Arizona, he'd find a way to complain about that, too.

The coaching staff will determine when it's time to make a quarterback switch. . .call me strange, but I think they know better than Pete Prisco.

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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Moves The Vikings Down Two Spots

The folks from Bristol, Connecticut keep the arrow pointed downwards for the Vikings this week. After having them at number 28 going into Week 4, their Week 5 NFL Power Rankings have dropped the Vikings a couple of spots down to number 30.

Once again, ESPN provides some of the most inane commentary connected with these Power Rankings, with this week's drivel coming courtesy of John Clayton.

At 0-4, the Vikings' brass must be pondering a quarterback change in the next few weeks.

Gee, you reckon?

But then, as we always say. . .and you can sing along with me, if you'd like. . .that's why they're the "worldwide leader."

Yes, the Vikings are probably going to consider a quarterback change. I'd be surprised if it happens before the bye week or anything like that, but at this rate, I suppose that anything is possible. But to say that Donovan McNabb isn't getting the job does is almost cliche at this point.

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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings Take Huge Nose Dive At National Football Post

Last week, we didn't get to the rankings over at the National Football Post, but after their first three tough losses, the Vikings were sitting at number 22 in their rankings. However, a loss to one of the only other winless teams in the NFL changed that in a hurry, as the Vikings plummeted by nine spots in their Week 5 NFL Power Rankings, crash landing at number 31.

In their commentary, the NFP folks state the obvious.

Time to sit McNabb? Maybe, but there are more issues than just the QB position in Minnesota.

Yep. . .the Minnesota Vikings currently have more issues than your local newsstand. (Do people still go to newsstands?) But, as we said before, there's no way this team should be this bad. It isn't as though they're without talent. . .they've just managed to be awful in the second half most of the season, which generally spells disaster in the National Football League.

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Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: SB Nation Actually Moves The Vikings Up

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