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03-01-2019, 04:45 AM,
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Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings: The Professor’s Preview OverviewComing into the 2018 season Youth Marcus Peters Jersey , the Minnesota Vikings were picked by many football experts to be the team favored to represent the NFC Conference in the Super Bowl this year. I was not among them despite their appearance in the NFC Championship Game last year.Had it not been for the Minneapolis Miracle, the New Orleans Saints at least would have made a better showing then the Vikings did against Philadelphia Eagles.Another reason I wouldn’t crown the Vikings right away stems from my belief that when you lose your offensive coordinator and replace your starting quarterback from last year swapping QB Case Keenum with QB Kirk Cousins, it takes time to get things rolling.Sure enough, the Vikings’ offense has struggled to this point.The Vikings rank 22nd in points scored, 14th in total yards and 31st in rushing yards per game. Minnesota’s only respectable stat is their 4th place rank in passing yards per game.While it’s still early in the season, the Vikings record right now stands as 1-1-1. Minnesota is coming off a huge upset loss to, of all teams, the Buffalo Bills who were 0-2 at the time and made the decision to start rookie quarterback Josh Allen.But throw out the records of both the Los Angeles Rams at 3-0 and the Vikingsfor this Thursday Night nationally-televised game because our Rams defense comes limping into the game with the loss of starting CBs Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib due to injuries. It’s therefore reasonable to conclude that Minnesota is gonna win this game.I’m not buying it.If the Rams’ offense can score their league average of more then 30 points and the defense can get to Cousins, then the Rams will win this game. While this may appears to be a mighty task, here’s how the best team in the NFC Conference gets it done.What the Rams need to do on defenseStop the run first and foremost.The Vikings’ offensive line isn’t that good, and the stats through three weeks prove it. This will put the Vikings in must-pass situations. The Vikings wide receivers , composed of Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell along with TE Kyle Randolph as a unit are considered one of the best in the league. So the Rams have to ensure they provide the quarterback no time to throw. Hurry him consistently to force bad decisions even with a depleted secondary.Despite being a short week, Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips is gonna come up with a lot of exotic blitz packages designed to help out his secondary. If the Rams defense can find ways to get to Cousins with their vaunted “Fearsome Threesome,” they will be fine. If the Rams are unable to do this, then you wind up in a game where the last team with the ball on offense will probably have the best chance to win. This might be too much for the old Professor to take after last week.So I say this without hesitation that this game will boil down to the battle on the Rams defensive line against the Vikings offensive line and our beloved Wade Phillips finding a way to put pressure on Kirk Cousins.The Rams’ defense doesn’t have to be perfect, just good enough to keep the Vikings score down to under 25 points leaving it up to the Rams’ offense do their job.What the Rams need to do on offenseMinnesota’s defense ranks 17th in points allowed per game, 9th against the pass, 14th against the rush and 10th in total yards while the Rams are averaging a whopping 34 points per game.I hate to say this, but for this offense an average performance still means the Rams offense can’t be stopped.Stay away from the turnovers and unforced penalties. Score every time they cross the fifty into Vikings territory, whether its a field goal or touchdown.The Rams need to put up thirty tonight. What the Rams need to do on special teamsMake the critical long field goals. Punt the ball deep so that the Vikings’ offense has to start inside their 20-yard line.For this game considering that the Rams are now onto their third punt returner of the season (seemingly WR Cooper Kupp), just fair catch the ball. No muffs. If Cooper thinks he can SAFELY pick up yardage Womens Ramik Wilson Jersey , do it. Otherwise, just hand the ball over to the offense.The X-FactorsIt’s a short week, but an even shorter week for Head Coach Mike Zimmer to get his Vikings prepared as they have to fly across the county giving more time for the Rams to prepare.X-factor rating: slight advantage, RamsHead Coach Sean McVay is credited by Cousins for making him the 26-million dollar man for the Vikes. I normally take the teacher over the student, but last year, when Cousins played for Washington, he bested the RamsX-factor rating: pushThe timing in the schedule is critical. The Rams have a two-game lead over their rivals in NFC west division, and a letdown could be very easy for the Rams here as the Vikings come off a huge upset loss to the Bills...X-factor rating: advantage, VikingsHistoryThree teams which long-time diehard Rams fans like me have no love for: the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings make this list because of all those times they beat the Rams in the playoffs back in the 70’s. In the frigid cold of Minnesota without the heaters and hot packs, the Rams froze even though they had a better team.Forty years has passed since the last time I saw the Rams play a meaningful game against the Vikings in the Coliseum... The Mud Bowl. That game became one of those painful losses one never forgets. At that time Youth Brandin Cooks Jersey , the Rams had the home-field advantage able to avoid the sub-zero weather in Minneapolis. But it rained all week in Los Angeles right up to the game causing the Coliseum grass to turn to mud. The Rams played like they stuck in it leading to another playoff loss to Vikings.Going into the 1999 Divisional Playoff Game, the Rams were 0-4 in playoff games against Minnesota, but that year the Rams had the comfortable confines of playing in a dome where weather would not be a factor. Before that game I told anyone in Los Angeles who still rooted for the team that that if the Rams could finally get over their playoff drought with the Vikes, they would win the Super Bowl. For me, that was my Super Bowl Game. The Rams blew out the Vikings in the second half with ultimate team effort on special teams, offense and defense. I never celebrated so much, running into the street screaming “The Rams Win! The Rams Win!” The drought was over and I knew right then my St. Louis Rams of Los Angeles were a team of destiny as the Super Bowl Championship I had dreamed about in my youth, stolen from me by the Minnesota Vikings so many times, was going to be ours. The Vikings never deserved to be in the big game in the first place all those years relying on mother nature rather then the quality of their team to beat my Rams accumulating an 0-4 record in the big game ranking right up there with the Buffalo Bills.Wounded, hobbled and injured coming into the game, I call this a “no excuses” game. If you’re the best Womens Cory Littleton Jersey , you have to beat the best. But if the Vikings are as good as advertised by the football experts who picked them to go the Super Bowl, you don’t lose to an 0-2 Buffalo Bills.The time has come to enter into a new era between the Rams and Vikings. This time, it’s gonna be my Rams taking home the trophy this time. While a lot has happened since those bygone days of my youth, this is a different Rams team. But no matter how different the times are, nothing changes for me.I don’t like the Vikings.GO RAMS! NO EXCUSES!Los Angeles Rams top week 4 storylines The Rams are going to start backups at cornerbackThe depth of the Los Angeles Rams secondary has been pretty good, especially at CB. And now it’s time to reap those rewards with both CB Aqib Talib and CB Marcus Peters out for several weeks. So, think CB Sam Shields and CB Nickell Robey-Coleman with a lot of Troy Hill. TST’s very own Sosa is not a fan of the latter.And in more terrible news, CB Aqib Talib’s ankle is going to get some work done:Rams/Chiefs comparisons are the hot topic this weekThe NFL Network is running this narrative that these are the two most exciting teams in the NFL all week and it makes sense. Both offenses are high scoring and they’ll be playing in a Monday Night Football game in Mexico City in November, so it’s smart to hype this rivalry up. But let’s be fair, the Rams have a much better defense, even with the injuries. The hype on the Rams’ offense heats upRams Wire ran a piece that emphatically declared that QB Jared Goff has now become the franchise quarterback of the Rams. For what it’s worth Womens Johnny Hekker Jersey , Goff has the pressure removed from his back once again and he can just focus on throwing strikes to Cooks, Woods, and Kupp (the receivers, not the law firm).The Rams’ defense is ranked 27th vs. the runAs the Rams find themselves at the top of most of the Power Rankings, ESPN made the point that their run defense is not getting it done so far. This could be more about questions with the inside linebacker position (the injury of Mark Barron, anyone?) It would be very surprising if the Rams’ run defense continued to struggle with with the talent they have on the roster. And Barron is coming back soon, right? Right?The Rams really want fans to fill the stadium on Thursday night Coach McVay is special, we know this. But it became even more clear when he signed his name to a full page ad that was printed in the LA Times this week, pleading with employers to allow their workers to leave early in order to attend the primetime game vs. the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. C’mon! McBae is the best.Ok, those are the storylines for now. Thursday night can’t arrive soon enough.

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