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Week Twelve NFL Power Rankings: How Low Can The Vikings Go?

The precipitous plummet of the purple continues this week in the latest round of NFL Power Rankings published by the various sites around this great internet of ours. This is your weekly round-up, and we'll start, as always, with the mothership at

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings were sitting at number 26 in the NFL Power Rankings. . .but, after a 31-3 tail kicking at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, there's really only one direction you can expect them to move, and that's exactly where they've gone, as they slide two notches to number 28.

That's all she wrote on the 2010 Vikings. They were embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday leading to Brad Childress' firing. I wonder how much longer it will be until QB Brett Favre calls it quits.

And they're exactly right. . .that ought to just about do it. With new coach Leslie Frazier, we'll have to see exactly what the Vikings have in store for the next six weeks. But, since they have largely the same players that they did for the first ten games of the season, I'd be surprised if the results were drastically different.

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