The Vikings scored a quick 14 points to set the tone for what wound up as a 38-10 victory.
Vikings S Tyrell Johnson made several big plays, including an interception in the end zone.
Vikings DE Jared Allen recovered two fumbles, and returned one 52 yards for a touchdown.
Artis Hicks started at right tackle for the Vikings in place of Phil Loadholt, and held Rams DE Leonard Little in check.
Vikings WR Sidney Rice continued his strong play with three catches for 61 yards.
The Rams gained 400 yards, but turned the ball over four times in Vikings territory, with three coming inside the red zone.
Said Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, “We could go into the
film room and pick out 30 plays and just look at those 30 and say the Rams
should have won that football game. But it’s not like that. You count all of
QB Marc Bulger was forced into action after Kyle Boller was forced to leave the game because of a blow to the head.
Rams wide receivers combined for 15 catches, 172 yards and a touchdown during Sunday’s game.
Rams LB James Laurinitis had an interception and chased down WR Percy Harvin 22 yards downfield for a tackle.
For more on the Vikings and Rams, Mike Florio has the full Morning Aftermath right here.