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Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings Set For Another Drop

Another week has come and gone with the Minnesota Viking getting hammered by another opponent, this time suffering a 40-14 loss at the hands of the 2010 NFC North Champion Chicago Bears. If common sense and/or reality were any sort of indicator as to what this means for Minnesota's spot in the NFL Power Rankings, then they'd be due for a sizable drop. However, "sizable" in this case may be limited by the fact that, in many cases, the Vikings simply don't have very far to drop.

Take the Power Rankings from the mothership over at SBNation.com. Last week, they had the Vikings coming in at number 26, so a 26-point beatdown might not result in too much of a drop. So, the guys that put these rankings together decided to only move the Vikings down one notch this week to number 27.

Their commentary? I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say that this is going to set the tone for our recurring theme of the week.

Is that it for Brett Favre? He left Monday night's game with a concussion and the Joe Webb era doesn't look incredibly promising. This isn't a bad team. They just don't have a quarterback.

I'm not sure I agree with that assessment. . .I don't think the Vikings are that great a team at all. I don't think they're as bad as they spent most of this season showing, but I don't think they're a whole lot better, either. A lot of people should feel as though they have absolutely no job security at this point, because they shouldn't. . .up to and including interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

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