The Vikings suffered a brutal 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
The score was much closer than the actual game. Aaron Rodgers absolutely destroyed the Vikings’ secondary.
In NFL.com’s Week 2 power rankings, the Vikings fell from 10th to 16th.
Here’s what Dan Hanzus wrote about the Vikings:
Forget the garbage-time production, which was prodigious and undoubtedly appreciated by fantasy owners. In the real world, this was an embarrassing effort against a division rival that outclassed the Vikings in all phases. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers did whatever he wanted against the young secondary, and Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota offense struggled to get anything going until it was too late. The pass rush was nearly nonexistent with Danielle Hunter sidelined by injury, and huffing and puffing was rampant by the end of a first half where the D was on the field for 22:45 of game time. It’s going to be a long week at Vikings headquarters.
To round out the NFC North, the Packers rank third, the Bears rank 22nd and the Lions rank 28th.
The Vikings will travel to play the Colts in Week 2. The Colts rank 18th in the rankings.