Rams lead Vikings 28-20 at halftime

AP

FOX’s $3.3 billion investment in Thursday night football is looking well worth the price after a half.

In one of the most entertaining halves of the season, the Rams lead the Vikings 28-20.

Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff are dealing and dueling, delivering dimes. Cousins has completed 25 of 32 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns, but Goff has one-upped him by going 13-for-17 for 251 yards and four touchdowns.

It marks Goff’s third career game with four touchdowns. He never has thrown five in a game.

Goff picked on Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr for a pair of touchdowns, with Barr unable to match up with Todd Gurley or Cooper Kupp. Gurley’s score went for 8 yards and Kupp’s for 70, which is the Rams’ longest of the season.

Goff also had a 19-yard score to Kupp, who was in double coverage with Mike Hughes and Trae Waynes, and Goff found Brandin Cooks, who had Waynes draped on him, for a 47-yard touchdown with 1:26 remaining in the first half.

Kupp already has six catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Cousins’ touchdowns went for 16 yards and 17 yards to Aldrick Robinson.

New Vikings kicker Dan Bailey has field goals of 37 and 39 yards, but Minnesota botched the final seconds of the first half and their poor clock management kept them from attempting a pass into the end zone.

The defenses have not kept up, with no turnovers and only three punts so far. The Vikings have 279 yards, which is only two fewer than the Rams.

23 responses to “Rams lead Vikings 28-20 at halftime

  1. totally unrelated observation…but during the halftime show, bradshaw had no problems with McVay chest bumping with Goff on the sideline after a touchdown, but CONSISTENTLY bashes Tomlin for showing enthusiasm on the sideline, even going so far as to call him a cheerleader…but it’s ok when McVay does it? just seems odd

  2. The league needs to relax the rules against the defensive backs, because their is no more defense in this NFL, and it’s pretty stupid!

  3. How the Vikings got crowned preseason SB champs is a mystery. That D has gotten shredded ever since the second half of the divisional playoff game last year. The Rams are good, but they stink.

  4. Oh look a plain as day hold by rams oline. Grabs rushers arm and slows him down. I mean really. I have never been one to complain about refs throwing games but how many calls can you intentionally miss before its obvious….

  5. steelerdynasty2010 says:
    September 27, 2018 at 10:08 pm
    totally unrelated observation…but during the halftime show, bradshaw had no problems with McVay chest bumping with Goff on the sideline after a touchdown, but CONSISTENTLY bashes Tomlin for showing enthusiasm on the sideline, even going so far as to call him a cheerleader…but it’s ok when McVay does it? just seems odd
    …………………………………………………………………………….
    I’m not a fan of either team, but as someone who has watched each play a few times over the past couple of seasons I’ll explain: McVay is an Offensive Innovator, he is making a real life offense look like something out of a video game. Granted, the new (awful) rules help and the team is loaded with playmakers, but this team scores like it’s part of the Pac-12! From the start of last season until now they have scored over 30 points 13 times…that is 13 out of 18(including all 4 this season), scoring over 40 in 4 of them. Looking at where this team the prior couple of seasons before he arrived, it is really impressive seeing how lethal this offense has become since he became Head Coach. They have a of talented players on Defense as well, which doesn’t hurt….

    Now, the Steelers are talented and Big Ben is still a franchise QB, but what has Tomlin done to leave his mark on this team or the NFL? What offensive or defensive system has he implemented or perfected in his time there? Did he bring the Steelers from the basement of the AFC North to Super Bowl favorites in two seasons? If/When he leaves will he do that somewhere else? McVay checks off all of these boxes and is still very much in a honeymoon period… will it continue, I guess we will see.. Anyway, sorry for the long post;in case you’re not getting the point, McVay has turned them into winners while Tomlin inherited a franchise that was winning and while he definitely hasn’t ruined them, he has not made them better. Yes, he did win a Super Bowl, but it was mostly with Cowher’s guys.(and his honeymoon phase is over!!)

  6. I’d much rather watch a good offensive game with lots of scoring rather than a field goal kicking defensive game. Anytime!

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