Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

24. Minnesota Vikings (LW: 22)

The Vikings had appeared to turn a corner entering their bye week in Week 10, fresh off two consecutive victories and facing the reeling Bears. Unfortunately for Minnesota, the extra week of preparation did little to overcome their actual on-field deficiencies – namely, their ineffectiveness on offense with under 250 total yards. If nothing else, this season quickly became trial-by-fire for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. With the powerhouse Green Bay Packers coming to town next week, the Vikings may be in for another rough divisional game before facing the Panthers and Jets in consecutive weeks.

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