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.