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Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup, Week 8

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Coming off of a third consecutive loss, the Minnesota Vikings have seen themselves start to stagnate across many Power Rankings across the internet. They're not the worst team in the NFL at this point, but they certainly aren't doing themselves any favors.

Let's take a look at some of the numbers for this week's rankings.

Average Ranking (Number of Rankings) 25.75 (8)
Average Change from Last Week -0.75
Highest Ranking (Source) 25 (4 different sources)
Lowest Ranking (Source) 27 (ESPN/SB Nation)
Biggest Positive/Smallest Negative Change (Source) +/-0 (4 different sources)
Largest Negative/Smallest Positive Change (Source) -2 (Fox Sports/SB Nation)

And now, the embiggenable graphic representation of things. (Yeah, embiggenable isn't an actual word. Neither is embiggen, I don't think, but we'll roll with it.)

Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Week 8

And now, on to the commentary.

SB Nation: 27th (Last week: 25th)

No team-specific commentary

ESPN: 27th (Last week: 27th)

After posting a Total QBR of 86 in his first career start, Teddy Bridgewater has a Total QBR of 6 in his past two games. That's the lowest QBR in the NFL over that span.

USA Today: 25th (Last week: 25th)

After an early flourish, league seems to have adjusted to rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater, who's thrown five INTs over last two starts.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: 25th (Last week: 25th)

Teddy Bridgewater had a rough go in his first road start. That's to be expected. It's all part of the learning process.

Pat Kirwan, CBS Sports: 26th (Last week: 25th)

The Vikings should have beaten the Bills, but in the end they just can't protect Teddy Bridgewater. He has been sacked 13 times in the last two games.

Fox Sports: 25th (Last week: 23rd)

The Vikings defense -- and their line more specifically -- played just as Mike Zimmer drew it up in the preseason. Unfortunately, Teddy Bridgewater and the offense will go through some major growing pains this season.

Yahoo! Shutdown Corner: 25th (Last week: 24th)

A nice bright spot: Rookie Jerick McKinnon had 103 rushing yards against a good defense. That's not going to make them forget losing a game with one second left, but it was nice. 26th (Last week: 25th)

Teddy Bridgewater could use one of those hot tubs they advertise on the History Channel at 3 a.m. Poor guy has taken a pounding the past two weeks, including in Sunday's loss, during which Buffalo blitzed on over a third of his dropbacks. Truth be told, Minnesota is down to its last healthy group of guys up front. Next, the Vikings will be hitting up Medieval Times to find some linemen. Time for the guy who's taken 13 sacks in the past nine days to get a little ol' TLC.

In conclusion, Teddy Bridgewater is a young quarterback that's still learning, and the offensive line stinks and is trying to get him killed (though Jerick McKinnon is doing alright running the ball).

Hopefully next week the Vikings will start moving back up a bit in these rankings.