The Minnesota Vikings (5-3-1) hold steady in this week's ESPN poll following their bye week. See where the Vikes rank along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.

ESPN's 2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

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

Defining stat: 25.7. The Vikings aren't far off from reaching the all-time mark for defensive efficiency on third down (25.2) that they set last season. Minnesota's defense ranks No. 1 in third-down stops (just 26 of a total 101 allowed), a testament to the effectiveness of a pass rush that has generated 31 sacks, which is tied with three other teams for first in the NFL. Nine of those sacks came on third down.

The biggest riser of the week are the Tennessee Titans, jumping six spots from #20 to #14. The biggest falls of the week belong to the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals, each dropping five spots. 

The Vikings face the Bears Sunday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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