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NFL Power Rankings Final: CBS Sports Keeps Vikings In Bottom Three

The Minnesota Vikings have a myriad of concerns heading into the 2012 NFL season, and it all starts with the offense. Christian Ponder and Joe Webb might be in for a quarterback battle and running back Adrian Peterson suffered a very significant injury that might sideline him into next season. One of the only consolations is the fact that they've now got a very high draft pick, and can get one of the best young players for next season. It also means they're one of the worst teams in the league, and the final rankings reflect that.

CBS Sports keeps the Vikings as one of their three worst teams in the league in their final power rankings:

30. Is it Joe Webb or Christian Ponder who leads this team next year? They have to fix the offensive line.

A win over the Chicago Bears would have likely bumped them up a couple spots, but despite Jared Allen getting a ton of sacks, they ultimately lost that game. Is this where Vikings fans expected to be at the start of the season? No, not with Peterson on the team, but Donovan McNabb certainly didn't inspire much confidence.

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