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Vikings-Rams Capsule

September 26, 2018

MINNESOTA (1-1-1) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-0)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFLN

OPENING LINE - Rams by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 1-2, Rams 3-0

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 27-16-2

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Rams 24-7, Nov. 19, 2017

LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Bills 27-6; Rams beat Chargers 35-23

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 8, Rams No. 1

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (31), PASS (4t).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (9).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (6), PASS (4t).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (9), PASS (6).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings have won past five in series. . First time Vikings have played game in Los Angeles since Sept. 5, 1993, when they lost to Raiders 24-7. . Vikings QB Kirk Cousins fourth in NFL in passing yards (965). Rams QB Jared Goff is fifth (941). . Cousins’ 40 completions last week vs. Buffalo is franchise record, but team was caught flat against Bills and fell behind early. . RB Latavius Murray had 95 rushing yards and two TDs in last meeting vs. Rams. . Kyle Rudolph has 16 touchdowns since 2016, tied for most among tight ends. . S Harrison Smith one of two players in NFL with two or more sacks, forced fumble, fumble recovery and interception. . Goff has been pressured on only 17.1 percent of this throws, fourth lowest in league. .RB Todd Gurley averaging 130.3 yards per game in last seven at home, along with seven rushing touchdowns. . WR Brandin Cooks has 14 catches for 249 yards in past two games. . DT Ndamukong Suh has three sacks in past two vs. Vikings. . Rams figure to be without both starting CBs, Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. ... Fantasy tip: Vikings RB Dalvin Cook expected to play after missing Buffalo game due to injury. Cook has two touchdowns in past four games.

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