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What Vikings Fans Are Saying Before The Game

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Prime Time, Nov 13, 2017.

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    Let's kick this off early. A rule of thumb for these "What (insert team name) Fans Are Saying" threads is if the team we are about to play sucks, their fans will have little to say. But if their team is doing well, they will have plenty to say about the Rams.
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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/12/case-keenum-wants-to-stay-with-vikings/

    Case Keenum wants to stay with Vikings
    Posted by Mike Florio on November 12, 2017

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    Quarterback Case Keenum is enjoying the best year of his career. Operating on a one-year, $2 million deal, Keenum will have plenty of options for 2018. He hopes to stay right where he is, however.

    “I love it here,” Keenum told PFT by phone after Sunday’s 38-30 win over Washington. “I love these guys. My wife and I love it here.”

    While he may not love his current situation of starter with a temporary feel to it (given the return of Teddy Bridgewater to the active roster), Keenum worries only about what he can control.

    “Every situation has prepared me for the next situation,” he said.

    Keenum mentioned his situation last year in L.A. Voted a team captain and named the Week One starter, he faced constant questions about being replaced for then-rookie Jared Goff.

    “It didn’t matter how well or how poorly I played,” Keenum said. “It was the same story, different verse.”

    He said he’s able to ignore the chatter about his status because he doesn’t ready many story about the NFL, focusing instead on honing his craft. Keenum also deftly handled questions about the impact of being the starter with an asterisk on his ability to lead, avoiding any type of complaints about the impact of his tenuous status on his ability to lead, while also pointing out that being a leader is a huge part of his overall craft.

    Keenum has made it part of his craft to forge a strong relationship with his receivers, particularly Adam Thielen. They spent a lot of time working out in the offseason, and Keenum said it’s now “paying off.”

    Keenum praised Thielen as a “friendly target,” and Keenum directed some friendly ribbing at Keenum, explaining that the ultra-competitive wideout “can’t beat me at ping pong.”

    A couple of interceptions on consecutive passes nearly allowed Washington to return from a huge deficit and beat the Vikings. Keenum admitted that the picks were “silly mistakes.”

    He hasn’t made many mistakes, silly or otherwise, of them this year, and it’s not silly to assume that he’ll hold his job for a bit longer.

    Next up? The Rams.

    “I think anybody would get a little more juiced,” Keenum said about facing his former team.

    The fans will be getting juiced, too. Next week’s contest becomes one of the best games of the year, with a pair of 7-2 teams fighting for what could be a possible first-round bye in the playoffs.
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    Keenum is the man and he’s earned it. The ’s are going to be exposed next Sunday for the weak schedule they’ve played. It will be sweet justice for Case.

    Football in LA, lol. The NFC N is going to show you how it’s done.
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    It seems like the more people doubt Keenum, the better he plays. I have been a Bridgewater fan and love his poise and leadership, but Teddy’s never brought this level of energy to the field. It’s possible the offense could be even more explosive under TB, but what if it isn’t?

    In that case, I’d imagine the Vikes will be very happy Keenum wants to stay.
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    Keenum played it brilliantly today. First, he played lights out until he was assured of getting the start next week. Then he threw those two interceptions to keep the game just close enough that they wouldn’t bring Teddy in just to get him some work. He’ll keep Teddy on the bench for the rest of the season with that strategy.
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    Zimmer would be crazy to switch QBs now. No matter how much we love and respect Teddy, this is a business, and we gotta stick with the hot hand, esp with a division and 1st round Bye in playoffs @ stake.
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    Zimmer says “I have a plan” for getting Teddy into the game, I wonder what that could be?
    But in Football you never take out the hot hand, and Case has the hot hand right now!
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    https://scout.com/nfl/vikings/Board/102855/Contents/Rams-Key-to-the-game-Smash-Goff-110400044

    Rams Key to the game - Smash Goff

    I am very curious what this guy has got under the hood. He seems soft to me. Kinda silver spoon vibe. If he gets hit often how will he respond?

    I think he will respond with a loss.

    Hopefully the D line will be full strength, healthy, and ready to go.
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    The key will be shutting down Gurley
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    This.

    And don't let Austin get a big play.
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    I seriously think our D is based on designated coverage's and zones that we have never heard of. At times I"m shocked at the zone coverage that gives up a 1st down. But usually it runs the clock incrementally and is a matter of attrition o the clock. It's a amazing system to watch the D...It's a science.
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    With our D, I think it all comes down to stopping the run and good tackling.

    When we make the other team one dimensional, our pass rush eventually wears them down. Generally, our team has been very good at taking away the big play. If you take away the big play, the run, and YAC, the other team will eventually make a mistake (turnover, blown-protection, drive-killing penalty etc.)
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    The Rams have not faced a defense the caliber of MN, so they may be in for a rude awakening[​IMG]
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    Conversely our defense has not faced a running game the caliber of the Rams, so I hope it is not us that are rudely awakened.
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    Well considering we faced the number 3 Rushing Offense and held it to 60 yards and have face 3 other top ten rushing offenses I think we will be alright
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    Contain Gurley

    Smash Goff

    I'd be a lot happier to keep Goff around 200 yards than keep Gurley under 100.

    Goff could be the weak link. Smash the heart.. Win the game.

    Obviously gameplan both. But I see the win through Goff crushing. We'll see how it plays out next week! Amped!!
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    I think our pass defense will be fine against Goff. I think our biggest priority will be Gurley, and more specifically Gurley as a receiving target. If I were them, I would use Gurley heavily in the screen game to try and mitigate our pass rush.
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    I agree. I get the feeling we're going to play a lot of base and rely on a 4-man rush with gap discipline. Barr can spy Gurley with Harry floating over the top to prevent big plays and lay big hits on the underneath stuff.

    This should force Goff into situations where he has to convert third downs and sustain long drives.

    The Rams have been enjoying blowouts for several weeks now, we'll see how their young signal caller does in a tightly contested game where he is probably (hopefully) playing from behind for once.
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    Outside of the Steelers, this is the first legitimate NFL squad we will face.

    Let’s not worry about whether the Rams are for real, we need to worry about whether we are for real. We have beaten the bottom of the NFL and these guys are no joke. They have demolished several teams including blanking a Bruce Arians club that got embarrassed.

    This game is a microcosm for the playoffs. If our defense can stop them, then we can compete with the Eagles and the improved Saints. If our offense can hold its own, we have a chance. If not, we should move to Teddy to see if he can improve our consistency because we know what we have in Keenum. This is Keenum’s key game. If he plays well and we win, he may have the job the rest of the year.
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    Ah the Saints are 7-2, Ravens 4-5, Lions and Packer 5-4. Redskins are 4-5

    The only quality wins I would give the Ram are the Cowboys and Jaguars all others have been against teams on a downward trend. Colts, 49ers, Cards, Giants, Texans (with vibro QB Savage)
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    Yeah, and did you see how many points they put on the scoreboard in those games? 46, 41, 33, 51, and 33 points respectively. They did exactly what a great team should do to those opponents. They are +134 in points differential.

    This is a dangerous team and we have to pressure Goff so he doesn't have five seconds to stand back there and hit those 30-40 yard plus completions. He threw a 94 yd td pass yesterday. Viking will win this game but they are going to have to respect the big play capability of the Rams to keep them from racking up the points.
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    I think the key is Gurley...we contain him and make Goff try and beat us I think the Purple win. Donald is a beast and Ogletree is a good player and I think they have a high end CB as well....built a little like us on D but a jv version. Like another poster mentioned the Rams have enjoyed a lot of blow out wins...I'm curious to see if we take Gurley away and turn the game into a slugfest can they hang with us....I just don't see it at home.

    I'm not saying we cant lose this game, but I think the Skins on the road were a tougher test IMO...and the O did more than enough with the D having a bit of a hiccup game....I dontt see another hiccup coming from the D, and I just see the O getting better and better with more time together....Purple are playing good ball right now

    Lotta seeding implications in this game...were ahead of the Aints, who I think take the south, and I think the Rams will take the west. So if we can beat them at our house thatll be head to head wins against Div winners making the Path to the #2 and possibly #1 seed very attainable...Detroit as well, but lets take'm one week at a time....SKOL
     
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    Well they certainly aren't lacking confidence...
     
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    Some smart posters mixed with a group of peanuts...
     
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    I can respect some of the comments, but come on they played the Browns and the Browns still managed to score 16?...They barely skated passed the Da Bears?...We will see.
     
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    Those fools better be prepared to be extremely disappointed.
     
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    Definitely a few valid points in there. That defense with Everett Griffin, Linval Joseph, Anthony Barr and Xavier Rhodes is very tough to break down. This game will be a lot tougher than people are anticipating.
     
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    Love it. Hopefully their team is overlooking us as much as they are.
     
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    They aren't saying anything I wouldn't say if I were a Vikings fan.

    They really do have a good defense--especially against the run. But the Rams have faced a higher ranked defense in Jacksonville. But this will be a real test. The key is for us to protect Goff and for them to get to him. Jared took some sacks this weekend. He needs that time to look and he wants to look until the last minute. This game may force him to speed up. McVay may need quick hitting stuff. But this offense has surprised me all season and especially the offensive line. Hopefully Saffold is fine(it sounds like he is)and they get good protection. Because no defense can cover these receivers forever.

    I just want to see a win. I'll take a 9-6 win if it comes to that.

    The Vikes have some really good receivers too so we are sort of in the same boat in getting the pressure on Keenum.

    This will be a tough game. But this team loves playing the Road Warrior so they will come out swinging, I'm sure.

    The Rams certainly have to win one or two of these tough games ahead to secure a playoff berth. May as well start with this one.
     
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    They sure seem to miss Sam Bradford...
     
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    "And don't let Austin get a big play"

    Austin is the least of your worries....
     
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    Can't wait for this game.
     
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    Gurley is not the only player on the Team they need to worry about! And they may want to pressure Goff, BUT can they do it!? I don't think so, they have to get by our O-Line!!
     
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    Yeah, had to chuckle when I read that. This ain't the same Rams team the last time they played us. I hope they sell out to stop Austin. That's worked great for us on many occasions this season.
     
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    Keenum is playing well, but he will crack under pressure and make mistakes like he did against the Redskins. We know him, we know what he can and cannot do in different situations, so we have the advantage.

    Regarding their performance against three of the top ten rushing offenses, I don't know what that poster is talking about. The Saints are #3 but they played in week 1. Ingram and Kamara would put up 200 and three TDs against them now. Baltimore and Chicago are #8 and #9 in yards, but few TDs and neither teams are comparable to the Rams.
     
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    Break out the test kit, Keenum admits to being "juiced".
     
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    Some good smart posts some complete moronic posts the Vikings schedule hasn't exactly been killer I understand they have had serious injuries rob and qb but not a tough schedule either. Also they haven't faced a Gurley in mid season form and the Dior that sad the haven't played a defense on the road like the Vikes well I believe the Jags defense is much better and the Rams were on the road. With that being said I also think the Vikes fans will make it difficult and that may be their key/top advantage. I think personnel wise Rams are better played on a neutral field or in La close game but Rams win playing in Minny will make a huge difference will be interesting to see how the Rams respond.
     
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    They may get surprised on Goff's toughness. We know Case can get a little rattled with pressure.

    Good idea for the Rams. They could be vulnerable to the wheel route too.

    Both teams have to pressure the QB. Both have good WRs.

    It's early but, they are confident as they should be. It should be a good matchup.
     
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    Here's who the Vikings have played thus far:

    Saints 19
    Vikings 29

    Vikings 9
    Steelers 26

    Buccaneers 17
    Vikings 34

    Lions 14
    Vikings 7

    Vikings 20
    Bears 17

    Packers 10
    Vikings 23

    Ravens 16
    Vikings 24

    Vikings 33
    Browns 16

    Vikings 38
    Redskins 30
     
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    I guess Seattle and Jacksonville dont count?

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