Vikings Climb Power Rankings

An article posted on Viking Update earlier this evening listed the Vikes as the 4th best NFL team in their most recent power poll. The team was most recently listed at # 7 and the jump to # 4 is in anticipation of Quarterback Brett Favre signing a contract with the team.
” Will the probable addition of Brett Favre put the Minnesota Vikings over the top? Which teams have the best chance to dethrone the Pittsburgh Steelers?”
The Power Poll listing went as follows with the previous ranking and Needs to be filled according to Adam Caplan, senior NFL reporter.
It is interesting to note that media darling New England is rated at # 9 and chic choice Chicago is # 18 while the Packers # 16 and the Eagles are ranked a surprising # 2.
1) Pittsburgh Steelers: Last Ranking: 1

Needs Still to be Filled: WR (depth), C, S (depth)

2) Philadelphia Eagles:
Last Ranking: 2

Needs Still to be Filled: TE

3) New York Giants: Last Ranking: 3

Needs Still to be Filled: S (depth), WR (veteran depth)

4) Minnesota Vikings: With the probable addition of Brett Favre, this team could go deep in the playoffs. But is Favre really the answer at 39? The offensive line looks to be a big issue. Can they handle the loss of Matt Birk? Can Percy Harvin stay out of trouble and prove to be worth a first-round pick? They have to find a reliable nickel back. Is Tyrell Johnson ready to start at strong safety?

Last Ranking: 7

Needs Still to be Filled: RG, C, DT (depth), S (depth), CB (depth)

5) Indianapolis Colts:Last Ranking: 4

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, DT

6) Atlanta Falcons: Last Ranking: 5

Needs Still to be Filled: DT (depth), DE, CB, S

7) San Diego Chargers:
Last Ranking: 6

Needs Still to be Filled: RB, DE

8) Baltimore Ravens:
Last Ranking: 8

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, DE

9) New England Patriots: Last Ranking: 9

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, RT, OLB

10) New York Jets:

Last Ranking: 10

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, DE (depth), OLB, S (depth)

11) Tennessee Titans: Last Ranking: 11

Needs Still to be Filled: G (depth), DE, CB (depth), S

12) Carolina Panthers: Last Ranking: 12

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, DE, DT (depth), CB (depth)

13) New Orleans Saints:Last Ranking: 13

Needs Still to be Filled: RB, DT, OLB

14) Arizona Cardinals:

Last Ranking: 14

Needs Still to be Filled: TE, C, DE, CB

15) Houston Texans: Last Ranking: 15

Needs Still to be Filled: RB (depth), G, DE (depth), S

16) Green Bay Packers: RT, DE, OLB

Last Ranking: 16

Needs Still to be Filled: The interior of the offensive line looks to be a little shaky. The front-seven looks to be the issue on defense as they make the conversion to the 3-4.

17) Dallas Cowboys: Last Ranking: 17

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, OLB (depth), CB (depth), S (depth)

18) Chicago Bears: Last Ranking: 18

Needs Still to be Filled: QB (backup), WR, G, CB

19) Miami Dolphins: Last Ranking: 20

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, TE

20) Washington Redskins: Last Ranking: 19

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, RT, OLB

21) Seattle Seahawks:

Last Ranking: 21

Needs Still to be Filled: RB (depth), DT (depth)

22) Buffalo Bills:
Last Ranking: 22

Needs Still to be Filled: LT, DE

23) Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Last Ranking: 23

Needs Still to be Filled: DE, DT, CB (depth)

24) Cincinnati Bengals: Last Ranking: 25

Needs Still to be Filled: LG, C, DT, DE, CB

25) Denver Broncos: Last Ranking: 24

Needs Still to be Filled: DE, OLB (depth), CB

26) San Francisco 49ers: Last Ranking: 26

Needs Still to be Filled: QB, OLB, S, CB (depth)

27)  St. Louis Rams:
Last Ranking: 28

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, DT, DE

28) Cleveland Browns: Last Ranking: 27

Needs Still to be Filled: RB, WR, TE, OLB, CB

29) Oakland Raiders:
Last Ranking: 29

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, DE, CB

30) Detroit Lions:
Last Ranking: 31

Needs Still to be Filled: G, DE, DT, MLB

31) Jacksonville Jaguars: Last Ranking: 30

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, TE, DT, CB

32) Kansas City Chiefs:
Last Ranking: 32

Needs Still to be Filled: WR, OLB (pass rusher)

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