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Vikings still 'world class workplace' despite losing No. 1 spot in NFLPA report card

"Minnesota, along with Miami, have separated themselves into their own tier in terms of what it means to run a world-class NFL workplace."

For the second consecutive season the Vikings placed incredibly well on the NFLPA's report card.

A total of 1,706 players across the league completed the anonymous poll. The Player's Union aims to provide "information to share with one another about their current club, to not only help them make important career decisions, but also help raise standards across the league."

Last season, the first in which the poll was conducted, the Vikings were ranked as the No. 1 team in the league by the players. This season Minnesota dropped to No. 2 with the Miami Dolphins taking the top spot.

The NFLPA noted that both Minnesota and Miami "have separated themselves into their own tier in terms of what it means to run a world-class NFL workplace."

Below is the full Vikings report card with the team ranking first in Treatment of Families, Nutritionist/Dietician, Locker Room and Strength Coaches.

NFLPA Vikings report card

NFLPA Vikings report card

"Their facilities are incredible; their staff is rated highly by players; and the workplace experience for Vikings players is enhanced by the continued commitment by ownership to providing a world-class experience for players," the report continued.

Kevin O'Connell and the Vikings ownership both received A+ grades, the only team to do that. The only other coaches to receive A+ grades were Kansas City's Andy Reid and Detroit's Dan Campbell.

"For the second straight year, Kevin O’Connell stands out as a head coach for whom players enjoy working," said the NFLPA.

"Zygi Wilf ranks second among all club owners and ownership groups, which shows how much confidence players have in his willingness to create a workplace that, in many areas, sets the standard across the NFL," said the NFLPA.

Overall the NFC North ranked very highly with the Packers coming in at No. 3, the Bears at No. 10 and the Lions at No. 13.

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