NFL Power Ranking: Titans top AFC South after preseason’s first week

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NFL Power Rankings: Number 15, Minnesota Vikings

Welcome to the Minnesota Vikings’ portion of this NFL Power Ranking. If you don’t make a habit of keeping up with who’s on this team and who isn’t from one season to the next, you might get a little confused about the comings and goings.

The Vikings have some talented players. They always have talented players, but as long as Kirk Cousins remains as this team’s quarterback, this is never going to be a franchise that earns anything more than a middle-of-the-pack showing or a disappointing finish.

NFL Power Rankings: Number 14, New England Patriots

So, who’s this team’s quarterback? Is it Cam Newton or Mac Jones? Dare we say that the New England Patriots’ chances of winning the AFC East actually increase if the former NFL MVP is benched?

We’ve finally gotten an answer, or so it seems, to the question about whether or not Tom Brady can survive and thrive without Bill Belichick, but make no mistake about it. Belichick is still one of the game’s greatest coaches of all time. The Patriots also had a lot of guys sit out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. They’ll be back in 2021.

Expect the Patriots to be right there in the hunt for the AFC East’s crown, but they’re no longer the best team in the division. You all already know who that distinction belongs to.