Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: SB Nation Moves Vikings Up (Because They Pretty Much Had To)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Donovan McNabb #5 and Visanthe Shiancoe #81 of the Minnesota Vikings walk off the field after losing 24-20 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

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In last week's NFL Power Rankings, the folks at the SB Nation mothership placed the Minnesota Vikings as the second-worst team in the National Football League, despite a very hard-fought loss on the road in San Diego against the Chargers. Now, in their Week 3 Power Rankings, though the Vikings loss another tough game, they really couldn't move the Vikings down to #32. . .not with the Kansas City Chiefs hanging around. . .so they decided to move the Vikings up one spot to number 30 instead.

What did they say about the Vikings this week?

So the Donovan McNabb in Minnesota story isn't looking so great right now. This team needs to be better with a player like AP there.

To be fair, I don't think we can put Sunday's loss at the feet of Donovan McNabb. . .he played significantly better than he did in the opener, that's for sure. But yes, Adrian Peterson's talents are being wasted thus far, which is never a good thing to see. Hopefully this team can start getting it into gear, although they face a tough test this Sunday when the Detroit Lions come to town.

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