Jared Goff tosses five touchdowns in leading Rams to 38-31 win over Vikings

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Jared Goff produced perhaps the most prolific passing day in the history of the Los Angeles Rams and John Franklin-Myers strip-sacked Kirk Cousins to carry the Rams to a 38-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night.

Goff passed for 465 yards with five touchdowns on 26 of 33 passing and a perfect passer rating of 158.3 as the Rams sliced their way through the Vikings defense. Goff tossed a pair of touchdowns to Cooper Kupp, and one each to Todd Gurley, Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks to move to 4-0 for the first time since 2001.

Goff is the ninth player in Rams franchise history to toss five touchdowns in a game. Only one other of those efforts – Norm Van Brocklin against Detroit in 1950 – came with zero interceptions being thrown. And while Van Brocklin passed for 293 yards that day, Goff eclipsed the 450-yard mark against the Vikings.

Cousins did his best to keep up with the Rams offense. He completed 36 of 50 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns before the lost fumble on Minnesota’s final possession ended their chances.

A 16-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson gave Minnesota the early 7-0 lead, but the Rams would respond immediately with an 8-yard touchdown from Goff to Gurley. Dan Bailey‘s 37-yard field goal gave the Vikings a 10-7 lead before Kupp raced for a 70-yard touchdown to give the Rams a 14-10 advantage.

Cousins and Robinson would connect again for a 17-yard touchdown to put the Vikings back in front before another Goff to Kupp touchdown gave the Rams the lead for good. A 47-yard pass to Cooks extended the L.A. lead to 28-17, but Bailey would connect on his second field goal of the night to make it a 28-20 game at half.

After a 34-yard Sam Ficken field goal, Cousins would hit Adam Thielen for a 45-yard score to close within three at 31-28. The Rams would respond once again with a 31-yard touchdown from Goff to Woods to take a 38-28 lead. Ficken missed a 28-yard field goal and Bailey connected on a 40-yard try to make it a one score game with 3:46 left to play. But after stopping the Rams inches shy of a first down, Franklin-Myers came up with the icing on the cake to seal the win for the Rams.

The 556 yards of offense allowed by the Vikings was the fifth most allowed in franchise history and most allowed since the Atlanta Falcons gained 558 yards in a 41-28 win over Minnesota in 2014.

116 responses to “Jared Goff tosses five touchdowns in leading Rams to 38-31 win over Vikings

  1. I believe the Rams Defense was also sliced and diced to the tune of 25 first downs and 446 total yards.
    Considering the Rams were home three straight games and Vikings were on a Very short week on the road, and that this game went down to the wire,Rams don’t look so unbeatable.

  2. Ouch, Zimmer is looking like the league has passed him by in no time at all. His defenses have looked horrible for multiple weeks now.

  3. As a Vikings fan…can’t even be mad about this game. Hell of a game by both teams. Rams are for real. Good game.

    Kirk played great….Vikings defense is not good this year. It’s only thing to get scored on by a good offense…but sooo many big plays.

    I wasn’t expecting to win this game…but at least it was entertaining.

  4. Remember how Vikings fans were praising Barr for hurting Rodgers?! Well Barr got lit up! And should we praise Cooks for the way he injured Rhodes without even touching him? Thats sum Jedi stuff right there. STILL KEEP ON LOSING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Exciting game, but yikes… looser officiating was nice, but that no call block in the back on the Rams kinda sealed the deal… Overall, it was a super fun game to watch, just wish the Vikings had a better shot at coming back. It’s tough watching the game end with a fumble on the 2nd play of possession with that much time left. Ah well, let’s get ready for the Eagles rematch. Good game, Rams!

  6. Which was more indicative of the Vikings being a Super Bowl contender?

    Giving up more than 500 yards and nearly 40 points

    Dalvin Cook averaging 2 ypc

    Cousins fumbling yet again

    I’ll let you decide.

  7. Both Rams and Vikings looked good tonight. One of those weird games where two defensive teams unleash a completely unexpected offensive slobberknocker.

    One of the best Thursday night games I’ve seen.

  8. I’m wondering if these fumbles by cousins are gonna result in the vikings losing games. I mean he can throw for a lot of yards, but he can’t quite take care of the ball. Not exactly a good trait for your franchise guy. At least that genius zimmy’s top notch defense will keep them in games.

  9. Geez, gotta give Goff credit – he looked great. Can’t ask more from Cousins and the Vikes offense, but bummed with the LBs, safeties and defensive scheme. Looked like Rhodes and Waynes were playing hurt. Congrats to the Rams – wished my team had played better on D, but encouraged they were in it till the end.

  10. That was a fun game to watch. Some defense would have been nice to see though. And replace Troy and Joe with some more pleasing to listen to. For example, Gilbert Goodfrey and Fran Drescher come to mind,as well as everyone else.

  11. Vikings fans ALL OFF SEASON BRAGGN ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE !!! LMAO!!!! Vikes sucs Worst then us Yet they talk smack!
    Vikes 4- 12 AT BEST! Garbage team with Garbage fans!

  12. Vikings are easily the most overrated team in football. I’m sure the tin foil hat wearing Vikes fans will be claiming all sorts of crazy conspiracy theories about how they were robbed, but the truth is the Vikings are just not a very good football team.

  13. Shut it down. Vikings are pretenders and that defense is nothing but hype from NFLs talking heads. As a Vikings fan, ill see ya in 11 years or so when we are relevant enough to choke on the national stage. MN taxpayers really regretting those public subsidies to this under-achieving team.

  14. The Vikings defense SUCKS!!!
    Gave up 29 points to GB
    Gave up too many big plays to Buffalo
    Now 38 points and WAYYYYY too many big plays to the Rams

    Yes the Rams are good, and I did NOT think MN would win tonight
    But the “vaunted” Vikings defense STINKS lately and Cousins is fumbling the ball wayyyyy too much!

    Doesn’t get any easier in 10 days…at PHILLY!

  15. This Vikings team is in disarray, and they put up 31 on the Rams, and had a chance to win within the final two minutes.

    Rams are beatable.

  16. purpleguy says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Can’t ask more from Cousins and the Vikes offense,

    ++++++

    26 yards rushing from the running backs. You need to ask for more.

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  18. Proud of my Vikes considering the Rams are the best Team in football right now, had to play them at home and when considering Cook and others playing hurt, depleted Offensive Line, the Everson G drama, short week and beat up Defensive I thought all an all not a bad effort. They have to get healthy, the kicker can’t lose them games like the GB game but looks like we have the right kicker now. Figured they would lose 4 maybe 6 this year with new QB, new O Coodinator and super tough schedule early in the Season. I have complete confidence they will be heading to the playoffs but maybe not as the number 1 seed but they will be there. They just have to get the comers healthy. I like the fact they didn’t abuse Cook tonight and are planning for the long season, actually a smart move not to stop the clock at the end of the game and risk more injuries at that point the game was over and Cousins has to get some type of blocking once the Offensive Line gets settled but impressed with a nice effort in a really tough spot. I think the Team will be rolling her in another couple of weeks so maybe they can steal one from the Eagles because they sure don’t look like they are playing their best ball right now either. The Bears are going nowhere and are pretenders, Greenbay has AR playing hurt and they are 1 play away from their season being over, they have to get AR some weapons and Detroit well they are the same old Lions, loud roar but little bite. Vikes still make the playoffs and I still think they win their division with 10 – 6 record. Peace out Girl Scouts, stay strong.

  19. I, as a Packers fan, hear a lot that the Packers are nothing more than Aaron Rodgers and 52 other guys.

    I will propose that the Vikings are nothing more than Kirk Cousins and 52 other guys.

    Seriously your defense is garbage (24, 29, 27, 38)

    I kid, I just think our teams aren’t as good as we thought they were, and our defenses are not that good. It’ll be fun though.

  20. Congrats to the Rams not only for the win, but for exposing the Vikings defense. As a Vikings fan, I have to ask why Anthony Barr got burned three times for touchdowns. The Vikings offensive line can’t protect Cousins from getting hit. But above all, clock management was awful. The Vikings, and Coach Zimmer, had no urgency to make big plays when the clock was winding down. It’s as if they waived the white flag early and called it a day before the game ended.

  21. If you have 7 incompletions and a perfect passer rating then the rating system must be flawed, because someone who would have went 33 for 33 instead of 26 for 33 would have the same rating.

  22. Vikings season is over. This was a super bowl or bust year and it is a total bust. Their defense is the worst in the league. That’s on zimmer. They look like they have only become worse since the eagles shredded them. Just another year where high expectations result in total failure. This is one of those teams where you look at them an think, “wow, they’re going to be bad for a long time.” Their core players they have under contract in defense are failing, and they are stuck with them until 2020, so get used to it Viking fans.

  23. Still not impressed with Rams,the Vikings have been over hyped and their schedule has been easy,he’ll the raiders gave them a tougher game.. Every team is flawed!!..Fans lose because of this mediocre league

  24. Anthony Barr lost so many millions tonight on his next contract, extremely overrated.

    Zimmer’s vaunted pass defense is gone and it’s looking like the Leslie Frazier years again with this secondary.

    The rams have the best head coach in the league and it’s not even close anymore.

  25. I’m a Vikings fan…and I’ll admit..the defense is in trouble. Kirk played great tonight. Sad how people are blaming him for this loss when he doesn’t play defense.

  26. Vikings fans can be proud. The Vikings played a lot better than most people thought they would. Sure their O-line got away with almost as many holds as Xavier Rhodes, but still, they played pretty well tonight.

  27. mypercyhurts2 says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:51 pm
    The Vikings are a missed Packers field goal away from a 3-game losing streak. What happened to the greatest defense ever?

    ————–

    The Packers are a missed field goal away…and a missed interception from being 0-3. What’s your point?

  28. Lol. Anybody that says the Vikings would be 3-1 with Keenum is a fool. Keenum is already on the hot seat in Denver and fans are already calling for kelly to take his spot. Cousins is clearly the better quarterback. Keenum would never have had the Vikings in that game, or the packer game. People forget how often the Viking offense would disappear with keenum. People didn’t really care because he was technically a 3rd string quarterback Vikings would be 0-4 if keenum was the quarterback. People just hate in cousins because he is paid a lot. If you ask me, cousins has been pretty damn good considering he has the worst guards and tackles in the league to play with.

  29. vikingjack73 says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    The Vikings defense SUCKS!!!
    Gave up 29 points to GB
    Gave up too many big plays to Buffalo
    Now 38 points and WAYYYYY too many big plays to the Rams

    Yes the Rams are good, and I did NOT think MN would win tonight
    But the “vaunted” Vikings defense STINKS lately and Cousins is fumbling the ball wayyyyy too much!

    Doesn’t get any easier in 10 days…at PHILLY!
    ////////////////////////////////////
    29 points to Green Bay?
    I think you better watch the tape before you post anymore.

  30. Eagles one month dynasty? Right.. Keep talking smack. 3 games into the season and crowning champions. #Fly Eagles Fly!!

  31. And everyone doubted that the Rams had the Best defense in the league.I hope tonight silenced all critics and doubters.

  32. Good to see karma. Vikings D has always been Overrated, Barr looks bad but after his Premeditated Assault on A-Rod last season he deserves this. Good to see that when the Vikings are forced to actually play a clean game, they’re actually terrible. Look at the Pack, always a clean team, always a team America can be proud to call theirs.

  33. My favorite part of this thread is listening to all the Packers fans jump on the Vikings loss. Most Vikings fans on this thread have given credit to the Rams in victory and even admitted defeat to a higher caliber team at this point. Stay classy Green Bay! Your team is reeling for victories at this point also!

  34. What about the “top notch” rams defense? They just gave up 31 points to an average Vikings offense.

    I guess the plan is to just score 30 plus points per game. Somebody should tell them it isn’t going to work.

    Vikings are beat up on defense, Cook has been a no show so far, and let’s be honest Rams fans, the Vikings exposed your defense last night. And in all reality probably would’ve tied the game if Cousins could hold the ball correctly.

  35. Aside from Cousins being…well typical & coughing it up
    and the Vikings Defense giving up over 500 yards, the Rams just need
    to tweak that secondary & they’l be tough to beat.
    Of course the next game on the road at Philly will speak volumes!

  36. Good game. As it relates to Cousins…He’s good, but I’ve never got the feeling, or actually seen evidence, that he’s got that ‘it’ factor. Game on the line…the final drive…he’s not the guy who’s going to guide the offense down the field for a win. His ‘moments’ more often end up looking like what transpired tonight. He’ll have some great games along the way, but a come-from-behind-in-the-final-minutes just isn’t what he does.

  37. On the bright side, the offense looked great and the special teams didn’t do anything bad.

    On the dark side, the defense and running game are nonexistent this year.

    As long as Cousins’ arm doesn’t fall off, they may be able to stay in the division race for most of the season.

  38. Every time I see Goff and Gurley and the Rams offense in general come out and perform like this I think to myself…..good Lord Jeff Fisher is a bad head coach.

  39. Rams offense looked fantastic tonight. Vikings offense was pretty darn good too. I hear a lot of comments about the Vikings subpar defense at the moment but the Rams secondary is a mess. They can’t stop anyone either. Congrats to the Rams on a good game. Skol.

  40. This must be what the NFL wants no defense – Madden football. I am all for offense but the rules are slanted too far against the defense’s in today’s game.

  41. Zimmer sucks , too conservative! By the way, no Viking fan I talked to wanted Rodgers hurt, that’s a lie manifested by other fans, it is football and players do get hurt.

  42. That was a good football game played by two very good teams. If it werent for a ridiculous RTP call, the Packers would be 2 and 1 at this point, but outside of the QB position, both of those teams are clearly better than the Packers – at least this year.

  43. Feel sorry for the vikes and their fans, they got robbed big time in this game!! A clear block in the back waved off, adam was not touched and had a TD stole from him, def holding on peters not called when he pulled the guy backwards by the jersey that would have had diggs wide open. Horrible refs this year.

  44. Lucky the Vikes are kissing Cousins, or else they could be winless if they still have Bradford, Bridgewater and Case Keenum, the way their D has been playing.

  45. They did not lose because of him, but Cousins couldn’t win it for them!!!
    I said it when they let Keenum go, and I’ll say it again: They will regret it replacing Keenum with Cousins- Keenum got them to 13 -3, Who the hell lets a QB who goes 13-3 go???

  46. I like scoring as much as the next guy, but come on, the NFL needs to relax some of the rules against DB’s, because their is no defense anymore!

  47. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:55 pm
    Rams are unstoppable, the Eagles 1 month dynasty has now concluded.
    ______________

    Jealous much? Its week 4. Try winning a playoff game before you start talking crap towards a team you haven’t even played yet. Your defense isn’t looking as unstoppable as people claimed. Your team looked good last season and then you were one and done. You haven’t even been tested against a good defense yet. Congrats on your undefeated record. Your team definitely looks the best right now but everyone knows it’s all for nothing if you don’t win the Super Bowl. Good Luck.

  48. So, we learned that both of these teams defenses (once thought to be superlative) are actually, easily penetrated for both total yards and points surrendered.

    I actually feel much better about the Mexico City game between the Rams and the Chiefs.

    That could set some records.

  49. Jerry jones said Prescott was somewhere between goff and newton , i would like to know where he is with the goff comparison . Lol

  50. A few observations
    Sean McVay is a brilliant offensive coach with a ridiculous amount of weapons.
    Goff is going to be real good. And if there’s any debate about the influence of coaching look at Goff under Jeff Fisher vs McVay, look like two different players,
    Oddly enough in the QB shuffle of Keenum, Cousins and Alex Smith everyone thinks they improved their QB situation.

  51. PurpleKoolaid78 says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm
    Kirk is a gamer… We love him. Not his fault the line can’t hold up

    ——-

    Yeah that’s what Redskins fans told ourselves too.

  52. Hey Vikings fans — how ya’all holding up? You’re team is getting torched on that “great” defense every week and you couldn’t beat the Packers when Rodgers was limping around on one leg and the officials tried to hand you the game. I won’t even mention the butt kicking you got from the Bills last week.
    You’re finding out that winning the division is great but it’s not so great when you have to play the first place schedule the next year.
    And same old Cousins. Do you know that over his career no QB has fumbled more than he has (16)? I’m glad he added to that total at the end of last night’s game. You’re learning why the Redskins were not sorry to see him go.

  53. 5TD games are becoming less rare. What does this tell us? That there are a ton of HOF level QB’s out there today? Evidently there are either a lot of bad defenses or the NFL’s plan to amp up offense at the expense of defense is working. Except of course when the refs allow defensive holding on certain tight ends who are otherwise undefendable.

  54. As a Seahawks fan I am starting to really look forward to the game in 2 weeks if they can beat Arizona on Sunday.

    It will be a good barometer for us to understand where we really are. Brand new offensive coordinator trying to figure out Russell Wilson still but things are looking better already and the defense is much better than we all thought it would be at this point.

    Jimmy Garoppolo is down and out and Richard Sherman can’t do anything but cry from the locker room to reporters at the moment. The Niners are out of this thing and you know Arizona can’t catch the Rams either so Seattle is the only team left that could possibly give the Rams any trouble.

    I always believed iron sharpens iron like the San Francisco and Seattle teams battering each other(before Jim Harbaugh abandoned ship) so I really hope the Seahawks are up to the task and don’t just roll over. The Rams need competition in the division to stay focused and of course I just want my team to stay relevant and have a quick recovery.

  55. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:55 pm
    Rams are unstoppable, the Eagles 1 month dynasty has now concluded

    ———————-

    Right…because last night’s week 4 game was the Super Bowl and the season is now over.

  56. Given the current state of the Vikings I thought the offense showed up and played well minus the non-existent running game. The defense clearly has been figured out by the league and isn’t fooling anyone. On what planet does Barr have to cover WRs? The scheme appears flawed, not necessarily anything Barr is doing wrong, although where are his splash plays if he is as good as he thinks he is.

    The strength of the defense is the secondary, but I doubt you could play any worse than what we’ve seen this season. Zimmer needs to fix this.

  57. “If you have seven incompletions and a perfect passer rating then the rating system must be flawed, because someone who would have went 33 for 33 instead of 26 for 33 would have the same rating.”

    An inaccurate understanding of how statistics and language work. If the statistical model is designed to indicate “perfection” with incompletions included, then perfection is achieved when the statistical benchmarks are met.

    Statistical models are used to regulate the amount of raisins in boxes of Raisin Bran. If the the amount of raisins is set at 100 and an individual box happens to have 101, that is still statistical “perfection”. “Perfection” does not have the same meaning in the statistical realm as it does in other areas.

  58. steelchampions says:
    September 28, 2018 at 12:46 am
    He’ll have some great games along the way, but a come-from-behind-in-the-final-minutes just isn’t what he does

    ///////////////////////

    You must not have watched the gb game a couple of weeks ago. He put up three TDs and a two point pass conversion against the packers in the fourth quarter. He then led the Vikings twice down the field in OT only to see the kicker miss game winning FGs. The Vikings are letting the fans down not Cousins. It’s a team sport.

  59. Bears are going to win that division riding defense and a strong running game. I was just a year premature, and Mack joining them makes my pick more plausible because I have no evidence the other teams in the division can protect their QBs against that pass rush. Rams have a lot of secondary injuries, but they need to figure that out, or they’re going to be a January early upset victim. However, love McVey’s play designs. He’s tagged as a Jon Gruden disciple, but I’m afraid he’s actually what Gruden never became as an HC with his mediocre offenses most of his career.

  60. Cousins stats:
    Comp % 69.3. Yards: 1,387. TD’s 10. Int: 2 Rating: 103.6.
    Yeah- it is Cousins fault. And I am a Vikings fan. The defense has been terrible this year. Barr is a liability.

  61. I remember quite a few Vikings fans making fun of The Lions after their week 1 loss to the Jets.

    My, how the tide has turned!!!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  62. flviking says:
    September 28, 2018 at 7:58 am
    steelchampions says:
    September 28, 2018 at 12:46 am
    He’ll have some great games along the way, but a come-from-behind-in-the-final-minutes just isn’t what he does

    ///////////////////////

    You must not have watched the gb game a couple of weeks ago. He put up three TDs and a two point pass conversion against the packers in the fourth quarter. He then led the Vikings twice down the field in OT only to see the kicker miss game winning FGs.
    ______________

    Do you want to talk about what really happened?
    In typical Cousins’ fashion, with the game on the line and having a pretty mediocre game, he threw one one up for grabs that was easily picked off by Jaire Alexander.

    The game should have ended there with a couple of kneel downs, but a bogus Roughing call on Clay Matthews gave the Barneys a 2nd life allowing them to tie the game with the TD and two point conversion.
    And that includes all of his garbage stats in OT.
    I mean, if you want to talk about what really happened from Cousins’ perspective.

  63. famundacheese says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    I knew Cousins would turn it over just assumed it’d be a pick
    ****************************
    Sure, except that turnover is on the defense, not Cousins; strip sack.

  64. “Kirk Played well”. Yeah man…Skins saw that show…remember..great numbers..inside the 20s. He did throw a few TD’s yesterday, but once again, turnovers. Have fun with Yardage…

  65. Still not sold on the Rams either. They’re a fun team that will win a lot of game, especially considering that their division is a disaster area, but that defensive backfield is terrible, and I don’t care about Goff putting up numbers in the regular season. We all know that the playoffs are a different animal, and last year he shrunk in them. NFC playoffs are going to be very interesting if they keep these defensive problems and the Eagles keep their Super Bowl hangover again. The NFC South has some very good teams, three of which have deep playoff run experienced teams, and other under the radar good teams are Washington and the Bears if they can hide their QB enough to win ball controlled games. Oh, and never forget Rodgers carrying GB. Nobody wants to see him in a playoff one-off game. Just ask the Cowboys.

  66. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Which was more indicative of the Vikings being a Super Bowl contender?

    Giving up more than 500 yards and nearly 40 points

    Dalvin Cook averaging 2 ypc

    Cousins fumbling yet again

    I’ll let you decide.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    And yet the almighty Aaron Rodgers couldn’t beat them…..at home no less.

  67. flviking says:
    September 28, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Two hands on the ball Cousins, two hands.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Can’t throw the ball with two hands on it. He was in the act of throwing when the ball was stripped. Not a fan of his pocket presence though.

  68. I was always one of those guys making excuses for Cousins when he played just well enough to lose close. I didn’t realize how sad I looked. Luckily for Vikings fans it’s only a 3 year deal.

  69. Reigning in Philly says:
    September 28, 2018 at 6:40 am
    A few observations
    Sean McVay is a brilliant offensive coach with a ridiculous amount of weapons.
    Goff is going to be real good. And if there’s any debate about the influence of coaching look at Goff under Jeff Fisher vs McVay, look like two different players,
    Oddly enough in the QB shuffle of Keenum, Cousins and Alex Smith everyone thinks they improved their QB situation.

    ———

    I’m a skins fan and, I think Smith for Cousins is pretty much a wash. Both have limitations but I hope Smith can at least run an effective 2 minute offense. If he can, I’m happy with there are off.

  70. The NFC North is a mess. It’s not inconceivable that the Bears could win it. They’re no powerhouse, but apparently neither are the Packers or Vikings. It took a miracle for the Pack to beat the Bears at Lambeau. Should be a fun season.

  71. All these fools saying that team have caught on to Zimmer’s scheme, its basically the same scheme other NFL teams run, Cover 2, Nickel,Cover three etc. So those “football gurus” here are spewing horse hockey. It comes down to personnel and one of the biggest flaws has been Trae Waynes, he can’t stay on the field. AND why cant people just say Goff made some hella good throws last night. Some of the “gurus”say make adjustment, well although training camp you install defenses and scheme for particular teams, you cannot throw them out in 10 minutes of half time.

    Barr has been hammered hard here and in the press, but how do you know he isn’t picking up the slack for some one else’s blown assignment. Manily Alexanders misread on the Kupp TD. Once again its personnel, I don’t think Zimmer told Barr hey you’re on the WR’s tonight. The pass rush is sorely missed with out Everson in there – you Gurus would know that if you knew anything about football. That rush helps out the secondary and throws off the timing. What concerns me is this defense has been playing like this since after halftime last year against the Saints.

    These were supposed to be the two best defenses in the NFL, Rams had 2 sacks and the Vikes had 1. Combined both defenses gave up a total of 887 yards. So yes the Rams won but BOTH teams need to shore up there defenses. Sometimes poor defensive play is overshadowed by a win. Diggsy and Thielen pretty much had their way, and yes I know Talib was out but still impressive.

    To me so far, Cousins has been doing an excellent job and that was the biggest question mark going into the season. Save for the Bills game, he has been dropping dimes and getting Elflein back helped immensely last night.

    Cousins spreads the ball around, he makes Treadwell look better, and that’s what QBs are supposed to do. Look at Rodgers in Green Bay, Brady with the Pats. Viking faithful the sky is not falling at 1-2-1. Now they have 10 days to get it right before they go to Philly. Vikes got beat by a really good team last night. I know there are no moral victories. But the Vikes went toe to toe with a very well coached and talented Rams team. Forget the LA game and start preparing for the Eagles.

    All these games are very winnable coming up and its a marathon not a sprint. Vikes get 10 days off to rest, rehab and recoup.

    Rams remind me of guess who??????? The 98 Vikings! The offense is so explosive that the defense can pretty much coast. In 98 not only did Anderson coast is a trip to the big dance. But our defense was not used to playing in close games. Could this be what happens to the Rams? Maybe.Long way to go kids – and the fat lady hasn’t left the buffet table just yet.

  72. newageballin says:
    September 27, 2018 at 11:50 pm
    Remember how Vikings fans were praising Barr for hurting Rodgers?
    )))))))))))))))))))

    No because that never happened in real life. Only in your head. I recall Vikings fans saying it was a legal tackle. No flag or fine . That is what I remember.

  73. pack13queens0 says:
    September 28, 2018 at 12:36 am
    Good to see karma. Vikings D has always been Overrated, Barr looks bad but after his Premeditated Assault on A-Rod last season he deserves this. Good to see that when the Vikings are forced to actually play a clean game, they’re actually terrible. Look at the Pack, always a clean team, always a team America can be proud to call theirs.
    ))))))))))))))))))
    You should be embarrassed to write this nonsense. No flag, no fine, a legal tackle on Rodgers. And you are describing as a “premeditated assault”. Still whining a year later. You and your team are responsible for the Rodgers rule, how do you like it so far. Clay Matthews has been a dirty player from his rookie year on but you accept it because he wears a green and yellow jersey.

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