NFL Power Rankings Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles make a statement vs JAX

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8. Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings‘ three-game winning streak has come to an end, but what can you expect when facing off against an absolute buzzsaw like the New Orleans Saints?

While I doubt this outcome would surprise even the most hardened, optimistic Vikings fan, it still goes a long way to tightening up the NFC North race that up until now was only separated by one single game. Now, the Bears, Vikings, Packers, and Lions are all within a game of first paces, with a score of interconference contents yet to play.

But unlike their conference rivals, the Vikings are probably the most complete team in their division, and should once again represent the division in the playoffs this year, especially if they can finally get Dalvin Cook on the field full time.

And hey, if they can’t, at least they still have Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs on their roster. Even Kirk Cousins, looks good with a dynamic duo like that on the outside, am I right?

So, even though the team lost a close-ish one today, they should still be considered the best team in the North until proven otherwise, as their roster is built for a deep playoff run yet again.