27. Minnesota Vikings

Last Week's Rank: 29
Record: 1 - 6
This Week: L @ Packers, 27-33
Up Next: @ Panthers, 1:00 Sunday
Trending: Up

A six-point loss to the Packers, over 200 yards passing, and two touchdowns for the young Christian Ponder in his first NFL start. Compared to vomit-inducing performances by Joe Flacco, Charlie Whitehurst, Carson Palmer, and Kyle Boller, Ponder looked like a God, even with his low completion percentage and two picks. Despite the loss, the Vikings seem to have found a sense of direction for the first time all season. With the right game plan, Ponder at least gives Minnesota a chance to win games. —Tony Markovich