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2017 Schedule
7-2, 1st in NFC West
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12hAlden Gonzalez

Week 11 NFL predictions: Rams at Vikings

Jared Goff & Co. head back out on the road. That hasn't been a problem for the Rams lately and shouldn't be this Sunday.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news on the injury front for the Rams. All of their starters are good to go. Backup RB Malcolm Brown (knee) is out, and should be for a while. No. 3 TE Derek Carrier and backup CB Troy Hill (hamstring) are questionable. Rams were very conservative with their veterans in practice this week, but that was by design.

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Rams vs. Vikings: Friend, Marry or Chill (2:28)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DL Ethan Westbrooks, arrested for allegedly carrying a loaded and stolen handgun in late September, had an arraignment today. His attorney appeared on his behalf and entered a not-guilty plea. A pre-trial conference is now scheduled for Jan. 19, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office. In said conference, the plaintiff and the defendant will present evidence for a judge to determine whether a trial is necessary. Speaking Thursday, Rams coach Sean McVay said they handled discipline for Westbrooks "in house."

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22hRivers McCown, Football Outsiders

Kupp, Johnson among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

Profiled as a slot receiver and used that way by the Rams, Cooper Kupp has flourished. Fellow rookie John Johnson didn't play much until Week 4, but since then has been a fixture for L.A.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"A punter making $18 million? What is this?" Johnny Hekker. Here's what Todd Gurley had to say about the Rams' All-Pro punter. ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley, when asked if he is surprised by Jared Goff's growth: "Not really. The guy went No. 1. Dude don't go No. 1 for no reason."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips on Vikings QB Case Keenum, who he had on the Texans: "He's obviously matured since we had him in Houston, and he's playing really well. The quarterback's playing well, the wide receivers are two top guys, the tight end's a really good player and the offensive line hasn't given up a sack in four games. They can run the ball, throw the ball well, and I think Case is maturing into a really good quarterback. It's a big challenge for us."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL aired sound of Rams QB Jared Goff rattling off some interesting audibles. "Ric Flair." "Tupac." "Obama." Here's what Sean McVay said about that. ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a look at the Rams' injury report ...

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Young: This is when we find out if Rams are for real (0:43)
ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Vikings hold significant edge at home

With four straight wins by a combined 103 points, the Rams are on fire, but FPI gives the Vikings a 3-2 advantage on Sunday. L.A. is 3-1 as an FPI underdog this season, including 3-0 on the road, while Minnesota has won six of seven as a favorite.

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2dMike Sando

Evaluators weigh in on Vikings-Rams

All three insiders expect the Vikings' defense to get after Jared Goff in this highly-anticipated battle of NFC division leaders.

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2dMike Sando

Top 25 under 25: Gurley and Goff

Take 2016 out of the equation, and the career resumes of the Rams' two young offensive stalwarts, Todd Gurley and Jared Goff, are quite impressive.

Stats & Info

Goff, Keenum turn the corner

Jared Goff (plus-35.3) and Case Keenum (plus-35.0), who were teammates on the Rams last season, have made the two largest improvements in Total QBR this season (min. 200 attempts in 2016). The two face off Sunday afternoon.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams QB Jared Goff, on facing Case Keenum: "I shot him a text the other day and we're both excited for it. It'll be fun. Get a chance to see him again, get a chance to say hi to him again and see how he's doing. He's been doing so well this year. There's not a guy that you could be more happy for. Really, for everything he's gone through, throughout his whole career, to get to this point of Minnesota playing well, winning and doing everything he's been doing there -- I couldn't be happier for the guy. He deserves it all."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Rams coach Sean McVay had to say about what makes the Vikings' defense so difficult.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams' injury report was a little longer than usual today, with OLB Connor Barwin (knee), S Lamarcus Joyner (hip) and LG Rodger Saffold (ankle) among those not participating. But Sean McVay said most of it was precautionary. One important development: OLB Robert Quinn, out Sunday with an undisclosed illness, was a limited participant.

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Will Keenum outdo the Rams' offense? (0:46)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, on what sticks out about the Rams' offense this year: "They're explosive; they've got a lot of playmakers. ... The thing I like that they do is they have different plays off the same action. It could be a play-action, it could be a naked (bootleg), it could be a run, it could be a screen. They do a lot of very innovative things."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Case Keenum spoke to Rams general manager Les Snead and other front-office members at the end of the year, "and I think it was going to be in everybody's best interest to love on," Keenum said.

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.16th
Rushing Yards128.85th
Points For32.91st
Points Against18.0Tied-3rd