This week we're back to the point where we look around our huge interstate and see where the Vikings in Minnesota are slashed by experts compared to the rest of the National Football League.
Yes, it's time for our Power Rankings Roundup for the big fourth week matchup against the Chicago Bears. After the Vikings fought against the Oakland Raiders between 34 and 14 last Sunday, we should expect their reputation to increase slightly. But how much?
It is time to find out, because to the summary!
Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sport: # 6 (Last week: # 1
The Vikings beat bad teams and did not beat good teams. This is the pattern in the era of the Kirk cousins. We can not be sure the bears are good or not, but a game in Chicago will test this pattern.
USA Today: # 7 (last week: # 7)
At 2,000 feet, Dalvin Cook is currently the best in the league – which is nice, considering what he did in his first two Years ago.
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: # 7 (last week: # 9)
The Vikings will be alright Any game in which they can go crazy with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison while their defenses kill their opponent prematurely. At some point, their playoff rating, however, must be determined by Kirk cousins.
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: # 8 (last week: # 10)
You could have found someone to whom you can repeatedly pass the ball to Dalvin Cook for less than $ 28 million a year.
Dan Hanzus, NFL.com: # 9 (last week: # 10)
Three weeks into the season, the Viking's offensive philosophy is revealed: this is Dalvin Cook's team. They see it on the pitch, and even during pre-game introductions, where Cook Kirk's cousins bumped into top billing. For the third year in a row set a franchise record with his third 100-yard game in a row and started the season with a slight 34:14 victory over the Raiders. Minnesota has an average of 193.7 meters per game on the ground and has rolled up more rushing yards than pass yards during his 2-1 start. Cook is the undisputed star of the attack, but he is not alone. Alexander Mattison has shown an excellent breakout on occasion. A 10-yard touchdown run was an impressive third-round novice performance. The mediocre Raiders were a perfect match for cousins who bounced back with solid efforts following an alarming performance in Green Bay last week.
MMQB, Sports Illustrated: # 7 (Last Week: # 10)
Dalvin Cook was at least 110 meters in the first three games. He is tested against this bear front on Sunday.
ESPN: # 8 (last week: # 11)
What we misunderstood: That Stefon Diggs would be the catalyst for an explosive overtake attack.
We knew the Vikings would focus on running this season, but who would have thought that Diggs would only have six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown in three games? The Star Wideout is virtually a non-factor that does not bother him, but rather a side effect of how things have evolved on an offensive, in which the use of the receiver is falling and production is running back high.
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: # 12 (Last Week: # 12)
You can let it go and play a good defense. This is the Mike Zimmer way. But they have to get more out of their passing game.
Bleacher Report: # 11 (last week: # 14)
The Minnesota Vikings we saw on Sunday are the team everyone expects to be a true Super Bowl contender last year. Admittedly, the opponent in Week 3 of the team was pretty bad, but the Vikings performed well at almost every stage of the game. Dalvin Cook continued his blistering start to the season, hurrying 110 yards and scoring. Kirk Cousins did not post big numbers, but he was efficient and took care of the football. The Minnesota Defense stacked four sacks and gave up only 302 yards of attack.
The question now is whether the Vikings will succeed. They looked great as they defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, but came out well in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers and fell back 21-0.
The Vikings had all sorts of problems with their rivals in Chicago last year – they came out A strong showing at Soldier Field in Week 4 would dispel concern about whether Minnesota is the real deal and ready to compete in the NFC North ,
Associated Press: # 8 (Last Week: # 9)
No Viking-centered commentary from the AP this week .
Well, in eight of the ten rankings we use for our summary, the Vikings are in the top 10 and the other two rankings rank them 11th and # 12. If you put all the numbers together, the average ranking is of the team exactly two places above the level of last week. The Vikings averaged 10.3 on average last week, while their average rank this week is 8.3. Man, I bet a win over last year's NFC North Champions in their house would give the Vikings another nice little push by the experts. Hopefully we can find out next week if this is the case or not.