Defense Shuts Down Visiting Rams in 24-7 Vikings Win
The NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings (8-2) rocked the NFC West leading the Los Angeles Rams (7-3) 24-7 today at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It was the 6th straight win for the Vikes.
The Rams entered today's game as the NFL's leading offense --scoring 117 points in their last three games alone. Minnesota held them to just seven points this afternoon, and that touchdown came on the opening drive of the game.
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum completed 27 of 38 for 280 yards and a touchdown (with no interceptions.). His favorite target was Adam Thielen who had 6 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. Latavuis Murray was Minnesota's leading rusher again this week with 15 carries for 95 yards and a pair of scores.
Teddy Bridgewater, who returned this week after 14 months recovering from a knee injury did not see game action, but was the only other QB on the roster for the Vikes today.
The Lions came back to beat the Bears 27-24 this afternoon at Soldier Field. The Packers were hammered bu the Ravens 23-0 at Lambeau.
Week 11 NFC Standings
- Minnesota Vikings (8-2)
- Detroit Lions (6-4)
- Green Bay Packers (5-5)
- Chicago Bears (3-7)
This Thursday is Thanksgiving, and for the second straight year the Vikings will play the Lions in Detroit at 11:30 AM CT at Ford Field. (TV: FOX, Radio: AM 1240 WJON)