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Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: CBS Sports Holds Vikings At 25

While some Week 10 NFL power rankings have elected to drop the Minnesota Vikings as many as two spots while coming off of a bye week, others are holding them in their place, as they probably should be. The team was trending upward following a win over the Carolina Panthers and a quarterback switch from Donovan McNabb to Christian Ponder, and moving them down just seems ... weird, at this point.

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco holds them in his Week 10 power rankings:

25. Rookie Christian Ponder gets another crack at the Packers. He probably can't match Aaron Rodgers throw for throw, so the Vikings defense has to play big.    

Exactly how it should be - hold them where they are and talk about the tough test they have ahead. The Vikings shouldn't be preemptively moved down because they've got a matchup against the Packers ahead. Especially because Minnesota almost beat Green Bay earlier this season - in Ponder's first NFL start.

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