Well, we've gone through another week with a Minnesota Vikings loss, which means that we should probably expect a bit of a downward trend for our favorite football team in this week's Power Rankings across the internet. And, for the most part, that's what has happened. A couple of places held the Vikings at the same spot as the previous week, and one outlet even moved them up a bit, but for the most part, drops were the rule for this week.
Here's the numericals that went into this week's data.
|Average Ranking (Number of Rankings)||21.125 (8 so far)|
|Average Change from Last Week||-.014|
|Highest Ranking (Source)||19 (Fox Sports)|
|Lowest Ranking (Source)||24 (SB Nation/USA Today)|
|Biggest Positive/Smallest Negative Change (Source)||+2 (Fox Sports)|
|Largest Negative/Smallest Positive Change (Source)||-3 (SB Nation/USA Today)|
And, once again, here is your chart. This week, we've added one more line for the "average" ranking throughout the season. That is represented by the black line on the chart.
So, what are they saying about the Minnesota Vikings around the internet? Let's have a check of the Roundup.
SB Nation: 24th (Last Week: 21st)
No team-specific commentary
SI.com: N/A (Last Week: 22nd)
Insert normal grumbling about SI.com here. . .and, note to self, next season do these on Wednesdays.
ESPN: 23rd (Last Week: 22nd)
Teddy Bridgewater looked pretty good Sunday, posting a career-high 75.6 completion percentage and recording his third 300-yard game, as many as the rest of this year's rookie class combined.
NFL.com: 22nd (Last Week: 21st)
If any quarterback could have a throw from Sunday back, you gotta figure Teddy Bridgewater would demand dibs. With a first-and-10 from his own 30 and 45 seconds to play, the rookie quarterback missed high to a wide-open Jarius Wright. The play would have been good for about 20 yards. It also would have given the Vikes the football at midfield with about 37 seconds left -- plenty of time to get Blair Walsh in prime position. Of course, Walsh would probably like a Sunday do-over, as well.
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: 22nd (Last Week: 22nd)
Teddy Bridgewater has made big strides. That's a good sign for 2014.
Pat Kirwan, CBS Sports: 22nd (Last Week: 21st)
Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater and the defense. With at least one more good draft pick and a few free agents, they could be in the hunt for a wild card next season. But this season's 0-5 division record is a concern.
Yahoo! Shutdown Corner: 21st (Last Week: 21st)
Editor's Note: Yeah, that was a pretty good one.
USA Today: 24th (Last Week: 21st)
As an all-pro rookie in 2012, K Blair Walsh missed three FG attempts all season. He missed three Sunday in a 16-14 loss.
Fox Sports: 19th (Last Week: 21st)
The Vikings have fought hard in almost every game this season. Going forward, fans will look to focus in on the development of Teddy Bridgewater and the defense as they continue to grow in Mike Zimmer's scheme.
So, Teddy Bridgewater is good and getting better, and it may or may not be time to start worrying about Blair Walsh. I certainly hope it's just a mini-slump, because Walsh was one of the few things we were supposed to be able to count on this year and going forward.
Those are your Power Rankings from around the internet, ladies and gentlemen.