Despite their Sunday night loss to the Bears, the Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1) hold steady in this week's ESPN poll. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.

ESPN's 2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

  1. New Orleans Saints (9-1)
  2. Los Angeles Rams (10-1)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2-1)
  5. New England Patriots (7-3)
  6. Chicago Bears (7-3)
  7. Los Angeles Chargers (7-3)
  8. Houston Texans (7-3)
  9. Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1)
  10. Carolina Panthers (6-4)
  11. Seattle Seahawks (5-5)
  12. Green Bay Packers (4-5-1)
  13. Baltimore Ravens (5-5)
  14. Washington Redskins (6-4)
  15. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
  16. Dallas Cowboys (5-5)
  17. Tennessee Titans (5-5)
  18. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)
  19. Cincinnati Bengals (5-5)
  20. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
  21. Miami Dolphins (5-5)
  22. Denver Broncos (4-6)
  23. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)
  24. Detroit Lions (4-6)
  25. Cleveland Browns (3-6-1)
  26. New York Giants (3-7)
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7)
  28. Buffalo Bills (3-7)
  29. New York Jets (3-7)
  30. San Francisco 49ers (2-8)
  31. Oakland Raiders (2-8)
  32. Arizona Cardinals (2-8)
ESPN comments:
 

The Vikings are thankful for receiving duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Minnesota's offense runs through Thielen and Diggs, who act as interchangeable chess pieces in John DeFilippo's system and allow Kirk Cousins to orchestrate a consistent passing attack. Thielen became the first Vikings player with consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons since Randy Moss, and by the end of the 2018 season the Vikings could boast two 1,000-yard receivers (Diggs has 713). It would be the first time the franchise has achieved such a feat since Moss and Cris Carter each surpassed 1,000 yards receiving in 2000

The biggest riser of the week are the Indianapolis Colts, jumping five spots from #20 to #15. The biggest fall of the week belongs to the Philadelphia Eagles dropping five spots from #13 to #18. 

The Vikings face the Packers Sunday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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