Good, bad, then (sort of) good news for a Power Rankings ascender this week ...
Minnesota bested its chief competitor in the NFC North, putting the Vikings a game up in the division -- and also making them one of only three undefeated teams in the NFC. The bad news came in the third quarter of the win over the Packers, when it became apparent that Adrian Peterson injured his knee. Scary stuff. But the blow was greatly softened Monday morning with the news of a torn meniscus -- which means Peterson will be back at some point this season, likely sooner than later. All of which amounts to a relatively modest jump for Minnesota.
In other news ...
For fresh thoughts on each of the NFL's 32 member clubs, see below. And, oh, yeah: There is a new No. 1.
"Why didn't you lead with that??"
Let the dissension commence!
**Trivia:** Which head coach released Kosar in Cleveland? Hit me up: [@HarrisonNFL](https://twitter.com/HarrisonNFL). </content:power-ranking>
**A)** [Aaron Rodgers](/player/aaronrodgers/2506363/profile) is looking for [Jordy Nelson](/player/jordynelson/1032/profile) with that knowing glance, and Jordy doesn't remember the knowing glance after a year off.
**B)** The pass protection ain't what it used to be. Or maybe it is -- ask the 2009 [Packers](/teams/greenbaypackers/profile?team=GB).
**C)** Rodgers looks off on the usual Rodgerian throws.
**D)** [Eddie Lacy](/player/eddielacy/2540168/profile) is moving with as much agility as some of the passing-game targets. That's saying something.
**E)** Play calling.
Basically, you could fill it to the rim with Brim. (Oh, wait: Brim was decaffeinated. We saw that punchless offense all last year.) Here's the fun part: The defense is better -- well, other than Stefon Diggs running through the secondary like a kid at a public swimming pool. Next up: Lions, in Lambeau.
**Power Rankings side note:** Why is it that [Chargers](/teams/sandiegochargers/profile?team=SD) cornerback [Jason Verrett](/player/jasonverrett/2543493/profile) doesn't get more pub? </content:power-ranking>
**Not-fun fact:** Tennessee started five drives inside its own 10-yard line. </content:power-ranking>
**A)** The short week.
**B)** The curse of letting [Ryan Fitzpatrick](/player/ryanfitzpatrick/2506581/profile) go.
**C)** Tired legs from being on the field while the offense punted versus the [Ravens](/teams/baltimoreravens/profile?team=BAL) [in Week 1](http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2016091101/2016/REG1/bills@ravens).
**D)** Not knowing [Quincy Enunwa](/player/quincyenunwa/2543828/profile) is indeed an NFL wide receiver.
**E)** A and C only. </content:power-ranking>