Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Reagor (5) puts a helmet on a young fan. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.
Each week, VikingsTerritory catalogs the Minnesota Vikings placement in national power rankings. Eleven sources are vetted, detailed, and plopped here for reference.
The Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, 33-30, with a win that firmly secured Minnesota’s status as Super Bowl contenders. Against Buffalo, the Vikings overcame a 27-10 deficit late in the 3rd Quarter to achieve an unhinged road victory.
Minnesota now has around 11:1 odds of winning the Super Bowl in 2022. Last week, the Vikings Super Bowl odds were 16:1.
Per EPA/Play, the Vikings own the NFL’s 12th-best offense and 13th-best defense after Week 10. These areas appear to be sharpening amid the last few weeks.
These are the Vikings weekly power rankings heading into Week 11.
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The national average of these totals is 2.9. The world believes the Vikings are about the NFL’s third-best team. Last week, Minnesota was around fifth.
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk called the Vikings a “team of destiny, even if destiny means finding yet another spectacular way to lose in the postseason.”
Pete Prisco from CBS Sports added, “It’s time to believe in this team. They might not always be pretty, but they get the job done. They face a tough game this week with Dallas.”
The Vikings are one-point underdogs to beat the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 11. The Cowboys have defeated the Vikings in Minneapolis three consecutive times, behind performances from Dak Prescott (2016), Andy Dalton (2020), and Cooper Rush (2021).
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).