2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Rams climb after shutting out Cardinals in London

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8. Minnesota Vikings (11)

In a division that is all of a sudden up for grabs following the crushing broken collarbone injury suffered by Aaron Rodgers, the Minnesota Vikings are quickly becoming the team to beat in the NFC North after another impressive win against the Baltimore Ravens. Similar to the Packers, the Vikings have been dealing with a handful of injuries as well ranging from Dalvin Cook to Stefon Diggs, which makes these recent wins even more amazing.

Numerous players deserve credit for stepping it up on both sides of the football, but at the end of the day, it’s tough to top the level of impact made by Case Keenum running the offense. Even though he failed to record a single touchdown against the Ravens, Keenum still did just enough on offense to help the Vikings put up 24 points during their third win in a row.

With a 5-2 record at the moment to be on top of the NFC North, Minnesota has a favorable matchup next weekend against the winless Cleveland Browns, which should seem like a walk in the park after their tough battle against Baltimore. In other words, don’t be surprise to see the Browns extend that win streak to four games around this time next weekend.