NFC North Power Rankings after Week 6

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3. Minnesota Vikings (2-4)

The Minnesota Vikings kept their season alive with victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 5, even without star wide receiver Justin Jefferson. It was an ugly win for the Vikings, but they'll take it.

It seems they have no plans to trade Kirk Cousins before the deadline. This likely rules them out of the Caleb Williams sweepstakes. Cousins will help this team win more games, and keeping hold of him this season could signal the team wants to bring him back in 2024.

This win keeps the Vikings' season alive. At 2-4, they still could battle back into wild-card contention, but they don't have much margin for error. They likely need to beat the San Francisco 49ers next week, which is a daunting task.

The problem for Minnesota is it has too many question marks. The Vikings can't run the ball -- they average just 75 yards on the ground per game. They have turned the ball over 13 times in six games.

But they have now won two of three and kept things close against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. Can they build some momentum? First, they must find a way to beat the 49ers and Green Bay Packers in their next two games.