Power Rankings: Week 6

Another week has passed and the Vikings have played even worse than the numbers say they should have.  Although their offense was one of the better at scoring heading into this week, they not able to find the end zone once, until late in the fourth quarter after the opposition had already clearly clinched the win, and the wind in the stadium had settled from fans leaving early.  That’s right, there actually was wind inside the dome during the game, beginning late in the 3rd quarter.  So many people exited early that the opening doors allowed for the roof to begin deflating and pushing the air out into the streets.

While our offense was anemic, our defense was even worse, giving up 35-points to a team that only averaged 18.5 per game and at the time was the 25th-worst scoring offense in the league.  This travesty of a showing pushed our defense down to dead-last in comparable points scored against.  While the Giants and Jaguars have been averaging more points scored against them, the Vikings defense has faced easier offenses than either of those teams, and knock themselves to the bottom of the heap, giving up nearly 8.7 points more per game than the average defense has against the same opposition.  The next worst defense in that regard is the Bills, who are giving up 5.8 points more than the average team.

Clearly, the Vikings have dropped down the power rankings for this week, but the past performance of the offense has done enough to keep them above a few of the worst teams in the NFL.  Below are the power rankings of the NFL following week 6.

32 JAGUARS
31 GIANTS
30 TEXANS
29 BUCCANEERS
28 REDSKINS
27 STEELERS
26 JETS
25 VIKINGS
24 RAMS
23 RAIDERS
22 BILLS
21 EAGLES
20 CHARGERS
19 FALCONS
18 BROWNS
17 CARDINALS
16 BEARS
15 RAVENS
14 DOLPHINS
13 BENGALS
12 TITANS
11 LIONS
10 PATRIOTS
9 PACKERS
8 49ERS
7 COWBOYS
6 PANTHERS
5 SAINTS
4 SEAHAWKS
3 COLTS
2 CHIEFS
1 BRONCOS

 

101 comments on “Power Rankings: Week 6

  1. I say we win on monday,our defense sucks ass but so does theirs,we got this,everybody just stock up on beer before the game and just to let you know im already stocked up,the stock might run low before monday but i will not remember to get more since im still drinking it ;)………”We Always Have Beer”.

    • Sad to see neither of our 2 defensive 1st rounders made the list, and not surprised that CP84 didn’t make it – he’s severely handicapped by Musgrave.

      Nice to see Manti Te’o on the list of biggest disappointments, and happy we didn’t take him.

    • The precedent of McNabb and last year’s 4 game losing streak which was almost all on Ponder are what made the decision so much easier this year after 3 losses— and I dare say, it was the owner who said enough. If Frazier had his say, I wonder if he would still be talking how Ponder is the franchise at 0-5.

    • I’m excited to see them play. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but the odds are stacked against us.
      1- Primetime game. We have sucked at night games.
      2- Away game. We have sucked at away games.
      3- Our opponent is 0-6. We are just the team to give them their first win.
      4- We have yet to shore up our D.

      Hopefully Freeman provides a spark. Will be fun to watch, anyway.

  2. Here is the conundrum – do I predict based on my fan loyalty and wishful thinking of eternally hoping for a turnaround back to the Bud Grant days (or Denny Green (or even Chilly)) OR do I predict based on my desire to win the AD jersey pool?

    • You realize that there aren’t many crocs in the lakes of Minnesota, right? The deadliest thing you’re going to come across is a leech or two. I’d gladly take that risk over the certainty of the urine content in about every public pool in the country.

    • Well, I predicted a loss a few weeks ago– remember how I said I was concerned about this game? But that was before Freeman and the AD tragedy. Yet, we also have some key injuries– will Smith play? Xavier? This is a toss up– can the Giants go 0-7? They actually kept it pretty close IN Chicago last time they played– now they are at home.
      BUT, I am hoping and got to believe this team has some pride– come on! Seriously, if they win Monday and next week at home against the Packers, this season still has a lot of hope.

  3. Does anyone remember the 1997 playoff game at the Giants’ stadium where we scored twice in about 1:43 near the end? That game was incredible– and all along in the 4th quarter, Theismann and company were criticizing Denny Green about his horrible time management.

    • I remember leaving the living room in disgust because Denny Green elected to kick it away. Went outside to feed the dogs. Suddenly Dad yelled “GET IN HERE!!! YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!”
      I got back inside in time to watch them win. Amazing. That was a good day.

  4. I’m with ya Titus. I talk a lot of smack, but deep down I’m wishing/hoping against odds that we win every game. I feel bad predicting a loss, even if the coach were to come out and say “Sorry….but we’re losing this one. We have no viable plan to beat them.”

    Recent history says we kick their ass. We’ve owned Eli in past years, but you KNOW they will be putting up a fight. JFree may be the push we needed – could finally see CP84 finally being used to his potential. Simpson and Jennings may light the world on fire, and AP will reap the benefits.

    Buuuuuuuuuuuut……we’re the Vikings.

  5. **********TMZ BREAKING NEWS**********TMZ BREAKING NEWS**********

    ********* ALIEN PROBE IN WOBSCHALL’S BRAIN (?) CAUSES HIM TO FATHER TRANSVESTITE SASQUATCH********* !!!!!!!!

    Viking’s reporter denies ever having brain………sex***……….any knowledge of football…..

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