Rams Struggle Against Vikings

The Los Angeles Rams were looking to continue their impressive season when they went on the road to face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Neither team was expected to contend for the playoffs before the season began, but they have both shocked the world by becoming two of the best teams in the NFL. The prolific offense of the Rams struggled to perform in the loud U.S. Bank Stadium, which led to a disappointing 24-7 defeat.

The Los Angeles Rams looked like they were going to have another great day on offense when Sunday's game began. They quickly marched down the field after receiving the opening kickoff before capping off the long drive with a six-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley. The Rams defense did a good job of containing their former starting quarterback, Case Keenum, which helped keep the Vikings scoreless in the first quarter.

Minnesota ultimately tied the game early in the second quarter with a eight-yard touchdown run by Latavius Murray. After a few unsuccessful drives, the Rams finally looked like they were going to retake the lead late in the first half. Los Angeles got back in the red zone before Cooper Kupp fumbled one yard short of the end zone. The costly turnover helped keep the game tied at halftime.

Both teams struggled to mount much offense in a scoreless third quarter. Minnesota capped off their first drive of the fourth quarter with another short touchdown run by Latavius Murray. The Vikings extended their lead the next time they got the ball. Adam Thielen turned a quick screen pass into a 65-yard touchdown as he ran into the end zone untouched. Despite having the best offense in the NFL, the Rams were unable to get near the end zone in the entire second half. The Vikings added a field goal late in the game to give them a 24-7 victory over the Rams.

Despite the disappointing loss to the Vikings, the Los Angeles Rams are still in good shape to make the playoffs. Their 7-3 record gives them a one-game lead over the Seattle Seahawks for the top spot in the NFC West division. They are also in a good position to secure a wild card playoff spot if they get caught by the Seahawks. The Rams will look to get the offense back on track when they host the New Orleans Saints on November 26.


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