Power rankings are subjective, click-bait things, but still one of them on ESPN.com helps illustrate just how difficult the Vikings' upcoming slate of games will be.
Minnesota's next five games are against the Raiders, Packers, Falcons, Seahawks and Cardinals. Going into last week, all five of those teams were ranked ahead of the Vikings in that power poll. The Vikings vaulted past a couple of them and into the top 10, thanks to their win Sunday, but the point stands: We've learned a lot about Mike Zimmer's team through the first eight games, but we'll learn even more in the next eight.
head games What does it feel like as a quarterback to get a concussion? We answer that on the latest Access Vikings podcast at startribune.com and iTunes.
user error You don't throw the whole Gatorade bucket, jug and all, after a win. But that's what an excited player did. Website The Big Lead has video.