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MINNEAPOLIS—The Los Angeles Rams had been rolling up gaudy point totals. The Vikings put a stop to that. The Vikings shut down the Rams for much of game, and won 24-7 in Sunday’s showdown at U.S. Bank Stadium.
MINNEAPOLIS—If the offensive linemen protect the quarterback, they just might get rewarded. That happened following the Vikings' 38-30 win at Washington last Sunday, Nov. 11. Vikings quarterback Case Keenum was named FedEx Air Player of the Week after throwing a career-high four touchdown passes and not being sacked. With FedEx headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., he used the connection to have a big box of Memphis ribs delivered to each lineman. "He got one for all of us,'' said left guard Nick Easton. "That's pretty good."
MINNEAPOLIS—Jared Goff has come close this season to living up to his college nickname of "Mr. Perfect," but the Vikings are determined to rattle him. Taken with the top pick in the 2016 draft out of California, Goff has led the Los Angeles Rams to a 7-2 mark and has thrown 16 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. But on Sunday, Nov. 19, at U.S. Bank Stadium, he will run into a formidable Minnesota defense.
MINNEAPOLIS—For a fifth consecutive game, the Minnesota Vikings will be down a starter on the offensive line Sunday, Nov. 19, when they play host to the Los Angeles Rams. Tackle Mike Remmers was ruled out Friday because of a concussion suffered Sunday, Oct. 29, against Cleveland and will miss his second straight game. Remmers practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 16, but coach Mike Zimmer said he had a setback that kept him out Friday.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Case Keenum was named the Vikings’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday. The move was expected after Keenum threw a career-high four touchdown passes in leading the Vikings to their fifth straight win, 38-30 last Sunday at Washington. Keenum did throw two interceptions in the second half that frustrated Zimmer. Zimmer said the decision to start Keenum was “not difficult.”
LANDOVER, Md.—For nearly three quarters, Case Keenum was heading for the game of his life. OK, so it didn’t end up as one to hang on the wall. But the quarterback did enough to lead the Vikings to a 38-30 win over Washington on Sunday at FedExField. or much of the game, Keenum looked ready to seize NFC offensive player of the week honors. He threw a career-high four touchdown passes, three in the second quarter and one in the third quarter, and the Vikings took a 35-17 lead.
MINNEAPOLIS — Several Vikings defensive players talked during training camp about having the best unit in the NFL. At the midpoint of the season, they may not be No. 1 statistically, but they're pretty close. The Vikings are No. 3 in the league in scoring defense and No. 4 in total defense. One offensive player is pretty impressed.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A pair of legendary Vikings defensive ends are rooting for Everson Griffen, who enters Sunday's game at Washington tied with Jared Allen and Jim Marshall for the franchise record of at least one sack in eight consecutive games. "I think it's phenomenal," said Allen, who had his eight straight in 2011. "Records are meant to be broken, so I'm rooting for him." Marshall, who first set the mark in 1969, also will be pulling for Griffen.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who is one game shy of the team record for consecutive games with a sack, did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 8, because of a foot injury. At the end of Minnesota's 33-16 win Oct. 29 over Cleveland, Griffen sat on the ground and took off a shoe and sock. When asked about it after the game, he shrugged and said, "Everything's good." The Vikings return from their bye week to play Sunday at Washington.