Just like everyone predicted back in June, Week 11 of National Football League action will be highlighted by a pair of 7-2 teams at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Los Angeles Rams travel to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings.
This game is a matchup between the two quarterbacks that led a historically bad offense in Los Angeles in 2016. Case Keenum was the starter for the first nine games for the Rams last season before he gave way to Jared Goff, who the Rams selected with the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 2016, those two quarterbacks combined. . .in 16 games. . .for 14 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. This season, they’ve combined for 27 touchdowns and just nine interceptions through the first nine games for each team.
The big focus in this one, however, could shift to the defenses. Both of these defenses are among the NFL’s best, as the Vikings come into this one with the fifth-best scoring defense in the league (18.3 points/game), just behind the Rams, who are currently in third (18.0 points/game). Both teams have big time playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, and it’s going to be interesting to see which offense can make the adjustment first.
This game could go a long way towards deciding a first-round bye in the 2016 NFL playoffs, as well as a potential Coach of the Year Award for either Mike Zimmer or Sean McVay. In any event, it should be a very good game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.