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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: ESPN Drops Vikings One Spot

The Minnesota Vikings aren't going anywhere fast. That's fine by them, though, who decided some time ago that the theme of this season was going to be about rookie quarterback Christian Ponder and his development for next season. The team is guaranteed a losing season and isn't going to compete for the NFC North division or a wildcard berth, but they could remain dangerous for teams expecting to walk all over them and their rookie quarterback. They find themselves mostly falling into the very bottom of most NFL power rankings.

ESPN drops them one spot in their Week 13 NFL power rankings:

30. The Vikings look like they are heading toward a 2-14 or 3-13 season. (Clayton)    

That puts Minnesota ahead of only the St. Louis Rams and the winless Indianapolis Colts. They're in a rough position right now, but again, the season will be all about what they can expect next year with Ponder under center. Sitting at 2-9 with a tough schedule coming up, Clayton's guess at 2-14 or 3-13 is certainly realistic.

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