Though some outlets have been dropping the Minnesota Vikings following their bye week in their Week 10 NFL power rankings, others are holding them in place ... as they should. Minnesota is coming off a big win over the Carolina Panthers before the bye week and boasts an offense that looks so much stronger than it did at the beginning of the season with Christian Ponder under center.
FOX Sports' Brian Billick holds the Vikings in place in his Week 10 power rankings:
23. See Carolina notes with the caveat that Vikings fans are probably not as willing to be patient with the development of their own rookie passer Christian Ponder.
That's probably not necessarily true. Vikings fans are getting behind Ponder's development and the team has already lost six games, it's not like they've got their eyes set on the Super Bowl this year. Either way, the No. 23 ranking is apt at this point of the season.