The Minnesota Vikings have fallen behind the quick pace they set to start their season. Quarterback Christian Ponder doesn't look like the refined quarterback he at times during the first couple weeks, and the team has now lost more than they've won over the last four weeks.
While they found themselves rising up in the weekly power rankings, they are now falling fast. Still, there are many who felt this team would be near the bottom of the NFL at this point in the season. Joel Thorman of SB Nation released his power rankings, and he dropped the Vikings down two spots from No. 11, down to No. 13 following their loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.
13. Minnesota Vikings (LW: 11, 5-4): We were all fooled by the Vikings. After a 4-1 start, the Vikings have lost three of four and Christian Ponder looks like a bad quarterback.
Still, being at No. 13 isn't so bad, especially when other major rankings from around the Internet have the Vikings lower than that. ESPN elected to place them at No. 16, firmly in the middle of the pack, and they also cited poor play from Ponder as a reason for their drop (which brought them down a whole five spots). CBS Sports dropped them ever further, down to No. 17, while FOX Sports has some middle ground, dropping them four spots to No. 15.