The Minnesota Vikings (5-2) continue their climb this week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings following their 24-16 win over Baltimore; while the Patriots nab the top spot on this week's list. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.

ESPN's 2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

  1. New England Patriots (5-2)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (6-1)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (3-3)
  6. Seattle Seahawks (4-2)
  7. Los Angeles Rams (5-2)
  8. Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
  9. Houston Texans (3-3)
  10. Oakland Raiders (3-4)
  11. Washington Redskins (3-3)
  12. Atlanta Falcons (3-3)
  13. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-3)
  14. New Orleans Saints (4-2)
  15. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
  16. Detroit Lions (3-3)
  17. Denver Broncos (3-3)
  18. Los Angeles Chargers (3-4)
  19. Carolina Panthers (4-3)
  20. Miami Dolphins (4-2)
  21. Tennessee Titans (4-3)
  22. Green Bay Packers (4-3)
  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4)
  24. Chicago Bears (3-4)
  25. Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
  26. Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)
  27. New York Jets (3-4)
  28. Arizona Cardinals (3-4)
  29. New York Giants (1-6)
  30. Indianapolis Colts (2-5)
  31. San Francisco 49ers (0-7)
  32. Cleveland Browns (0-7)

 

ESPN comments:
 

72.0 percent. Just two weeks ago, Minnesota's chances of winning the division were down to 21 percent. With Aaron Rodgers out, the Vikings are the favorite to win the NFC North now. Five of their next six games are on the road, though, so they'll need to improve on their 11-15 away record under coach Mike Zimmer to keep those chances high.

The biggest riser of the week is the Oakland Raiders jumping ten spots from #20 to #10. The biggest fall of the week belongs to the Carolina Panthers dropping thirteen spots from #6 to #19.

The Vikes face the Cleveland Browns Sunday morning in London at 8:30 AM CT on the NFL Network and AM 1240 WJON.

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