NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Falcons stun Saints, Vikings hold strong

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during a NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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22. Jacksonville Jaguars (21)

First off, Gardner Minshew deserves plenty of credit for filling in over the last few months on offense since the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie exceeded all previous expectations when Nick Foles went down back in Week 1.

All hope seemed lost for the Jaguars when the former Super Bowl MVP went down against the Kansas City Chiefs, but watching Minshew help Jacksonville earn four wins when Foles was out shows how great the rookie has been at times.

Now, the next question for Jacksonville is how great Foles looks after being out all this time since it can be difficult for any player to return from a serious injury, and pick right up where they left off.

The Jaguars clearly have some work to do the rest of the regular season sitting at 4-5, but if Foles can bounce back strong along with the defense stepping up, maybe Jacksonville does have a fighting chance to make a late run.

At least with a tough road matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, this will be a good test for Foles and Jacksonville to see where this team stands following the bye.

Foles was paid that hefty contract for a reason, and this seems like the perfect opportunity for him to work his magic with the Jaguars during this final stretch.