Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 5 With their victory on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles www.vikingscheapshops.com , the Minnesota Vikings are back on the upswing in the Power Rankings across the internet. While we understand that Power Rankings aren’t gospel, or anything even approaching it, it is kind of interesting to see where the various pundits across these vast interwebs have our favorite football team ranked compared to the rest of the National Football League.So, how far up the rankings have the Vikings climbed this week? Let’s take a spin around and find out.Associated Press: #9 (Last week: #14)No Vikings-centric commentary from the AP this week.MMQB, Sports Illustrated: #7 (Last week: #10)SB Nation: #10 (Last week: #12)No Vikings-centric commentary from the mothership this week.Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football: #12 (Last week: #15)Look, it’s the same damn “overrated team” link that he’s had every other week. I won’t bore you with it.Pete Prisco Minnesota Vikings T-Shirt , CBS Sports: #13 (Last week: #20)Elliot Harrison, NFL.com: #9 (Last week: #13)Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: #9 (Last week: #13)Bleacher Report: #8 (Last week: #8)Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: #11 (Last week: #17)ESPN: #11 (Last week: #13)Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports: #6 (Last week: #13)USA Today: #12 (Last week: #17)Yes, it’s quite a significant swing upwards for our favorite football team, folks. The purple moved upwards in 11 of the 12 rankings that we use to put together our roundup Minnesota Vikings Hats , and stayed even in the one where they didn’t move up.The average ranking for the Vikings after falling to 1-2-1 last week was sitting at 13.75. With their big win on Sunday. . .a win that might have saved their season. . .they’re now back to being a Top 10 team with an average ranking of 9.75.Here is the graphic representation of the rankings so that you can check out the rise and fall throughout the first five weeks of the season. As always, you may click to embiggen.It would be nice to think that the Vikings have bottomed out as far as potential low points this season are concerned. However, we don’t have to look back that far to remember that neither the Vikings nor any other NFL team can take anything for granted in a given week.We’ll be right back here in the same place again next week for another Power Rankings Roundup! The Minnesota Vikings have finally reached its well deserved, much needed bye week. While the Vikings are getting that R and R, the rest of the NFC North will be busy on Sunday. The Chicago Bears (5-3) will host the Detroit Lions (3-5), while the Green Bay Packers (3-4-1) host the Miami Dolphins (5-4). Since I normally do a three things to watch for a Vikings game, I figured I’ll do a similar thing here Minnesota Vikings Hoodie , but pick one thing from each team to pay attention to.‘Da BearsKhalil Mack ripping apart Matthew StaffordAfter last week’s vicious ten sacks Stafford endured by the Vikings’ defense, he’s about to be in for another nightmare with Mack pressuring him all Sunday afternoon. Danielle Hunter was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his man-handling of Stafford. Hunter and Tom Johnson combined for six of the ten sacks the defense recorded. Mack is talented and will likely be up against Rickey Wagner. According to an article from the Detroit Free Press, Wagner has given up seven sacks this season. He’s not only had to face Hunter, but also Demarcus Lawrence who has 6.5 sacks and 10 QB hits on the year. Mack is battling back from an injury, but fans are hoping he can get back to top form. Before he was held out of the last two games, Mack had already recorded five sacks, 20 tackles Cheap Customized Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , one interception for a pick six and 20 tackles. The Green Bay Cheese Packaging CompanyUnfortunately, Rodgers may have a hay day against MiamiThe Green Bay Packers host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Packers offense is ranked sixth in the league for yards and 14th for points forced. The Dolphins’ defense ranks 26th for yards given up and 18th for points allowed. Aaron Rodgers seems unstoppable. Regardless if you’re a fan of him or not, he can flat out play. Rodgers’ thrown for 2,542 yards, he’s thrown for 15 touchdowns and only one interception this season.Miami’s played both the Lions and Bears already this season. The Dolphins defeated Chicago in overtime 31-28, but lost to the Lions 32-21 in Miami. The Dolphins are coming off a 13-6 win against the New York Jets, but had a big 42-23 loss to the Houston Texans two weeks ago. Miami plays Minnesota on Dec. 16 at the Bank.The Detroit Lions Look for Kerryon Johnson to step upNow Youth Anthony Barr Jersey , Chicago’s rush defense is quite solid. The defense has only allowed two games were a team rushed for over 100 yards. Five games the D held teams to under 75 yards rushing. Johnson has only averaged about 63 yards a game. He’s broke loose for two 100 yard rushing games. After last week’s nightmare for Stafford, it’s possible to see Johnson pick up at least 15 carries. He’s due for another big game after only coming up with 59 yards off 20 carries over the past two weeks. He could also be seen as an outlet option for Stafford if he’s pressured how he was last week. He’s been beneficial to the passing game where he’s caught 24 passes for 165 yards. Predictions:Packers beat the Dolphins 32-21Chicago beats Detroit 21-13