Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

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25. Minnesota Vikings (LW: 22)

Watch out for the 2015 Minnesota Vikings. If the conclusion to any one season is an indication of the what may happen in the next, Minnesota might be one of the big sleepers months from now. 4-4 since Week 8, the Vikings haven’t lost a game by more than one score since Week 6. Admittedly, nothing about those statistics are eye-popping, but that’s the key. The Vikings have failed to win most of their close games, but continue to compete on a weekly basis. With that, they have quietly built the foundation for a possible future. At least, one team that will end their season with a losing record has shown an incredible amount of pride as the year draws to a close.

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