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#23 With a Bullet!

Amazing. . .with a little more than three months to go before the first pre-season game, CBS Sportsline's Pete Prisco has released the most unbelievably premature set of Power Rankings I've ever seen.

(Hat tip to Hogs Haven for pointing these out.)

He's got the Vikings ranked at #23, one spot below Green Bay, which is mind-blowing in and of itself.  But hey, at least we're trending upwards. . .we WERE at #26 in the previous rankings (whenever those came out).

The funniest part?  Not the fact that he has Cleveland at #32, but the comments he has for the Browns.

There is some young talent on the team, but they are still a long ways away from competing for a playoff spot. Throw Brady Quinn in there and chalk it up as a learning year.

Hey huh wha?

The same Brady Quinn that Prisco criticized the Vikings for passing on in Round 1 because he (Quinn) was supposed to be some kind of freaking savior for Minnesota in 2007 is going to get a "learning year" in Cleveland?  Loooooooooooooooove that media double standard.

Oh, and according to this, Brady Quinn's "learning year," according to Prisco, is going to give the Dallas Cowboys the #1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.  Don't think we won't hear about that ad nauseum.

But anyway, we're better than the 23rd best team in the NFL.  We're certainly better than third best in the NFC North.  I think so, anyway.