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Pro Football Talk Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: A Slightly Smaller Drop For Minnesota

The folks over at Pro Football Talk give off mixed signals about the Vikings more often than not. . .so much so that Mike Florio is often accused of being a Viking lover and a Viking hater in the same comment threads over at the site. (Warning: Unless you have a couple hundred IQ points to burn, I recommend against spending too much time reading comments made in Pro Football Talk threads.)

So, it’s not surprising that Florio and company dropped the Vikings in their Power Rankings this week. . .they’d have to be crazy not to. However, they only dropped Minnesota one spot, from number 20 to number 21. Like everybody else, they’ve stated the obvious:

And now we know why the Vikings insist on playing Brett Favre no matter how injured he may be.

Pretty much, yes. Tarvaris Jackson had the opportunity to seize the moment and show he belonged in the Vikings’ plans beyond 2010. Instead, he yakked all over himself like Stan Marsh attempting to chat up Wendy Testaburger. This Monday, either Joe Webb or Patrick Ramsey will get a turn.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.