FPC Vikings Staff Predicts Vikings at Rams

Sep 23, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
A drastic change of pace from the last few predictions. While most of the season, the FPC Vikings staff has been confident in Minnesota's chances, this week things have shifted. Given the circumstances of playing on a short week, on the road, after one of the worst losses in recent history, things are looking a little tough as the Vikings take on the Rams.

Know the Enemy: Interview with FPC Rams

Sep 23, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs past Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Damion Square (71) during the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings get their first shot at primetime tonight as they travel to Los Angeles to take on the surging Rams. So many stories surround this matchup, not the least of which is the high number of injuries. To get a better gauge of one of the league's most exciting teams, we asked Full Press Rams editor Andrew Kelly a few questions leading up to this battle of NFC elites.

Charting Cousins: Week 3 – Vikings vs Bills

Each week I’m going to be charting all of Kirk Cousins' dropbacks via the NFL coaches’ film. This film allows me to see all 22 players on the field and better evaluate the quarterback’s performance. I’m tracking a variety of important statistics, including accuracy,...

Key Matchups for Injury-Laden Vikings at Rams Game

Nov 19, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) runs in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The lack of health on both sides makes this game not quite the marquis event fans hoped for. That said, there is still plenty of star power amidst this duel of NFC elites.

Storylines to Monitor Leading Up to Vikings-Rams

Nov 19, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) is hit by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Fresh off one of the most shocking defeats in recent memory, the Vikings look to rebound against another NFC elite on Thursday Night Football. The Rams have looked unstoppable thus far, while the Vikings have been far from. 

Everson Griffen Allegedly Made Shooting Threats at Minneapolis Hotel

Jul 28, 2018; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen (97) at Vikings training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
According to a report from KSTP, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was involved in an incident at a hotel in Minneapolis on Saturday.

Vikings Trounced by Bills: 4 Main Takeaways

Sep 23, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Members of the Minnesota Vikings defense looks on during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
To put it succinctly, the Vikings dropped the ball in week three, falling 27-6 to the previously winless Buffalo Bills. Vegas has reported it as the third biggest upset in league history.

Vikings Injury Report: Multiple Starters Ruled Out

Jul 28, 2018; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen (97) at Vikings training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
While the Vikings have been largely healthy the first couple of weeks, this go-around they are facing a wave of injuries, including some to key players.

FPC Vikings Predicts Week 3: Bills @ Vikings

The Vikings are 16.5-point favorites in Vegas as the Bills come to U.S. Bank Stadium. Now, this could mean a quintessential overlook game for Minnesota, especially given the two games that await them. But everyone here agrees that the Vikings should win and win big.

Matchups to Watch as Vikings Welcome Bills

After an emotional trip to Lambeau, the Vikings return home to take on the worst team in the NFL. The Bills have a roster devoid of talent on offense with glaring holes on defense. Add a rookie quarterback with accuracy issues and slow processing...

As Offense Progresses, Receiver Depth Steps Back

The Vikings' passing attack appears to be at a level everyone hoped for. Kirk Cousins has a good rapport with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen and has gotten Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook involved regularly. While the running game has stalled for much of the first two games, John DeFilippo has had no problem putting a significant load on the passing attack. And the offense has answered the bell. The Vikings spent a lot of money on Cousins for that very reason: he is someone who can perform in high volume situations.

Charting Cousins: Week 2 Vikings @ Packers

Each week I’m going to be charting all of Kirk Cousins dropbacks via the NFL coaches’ film. This film allows me to see all 22 players on the field and better evaluate the quarterback’s performance. I’m tracking a variety of important statistics, including accuracy,...

Vikings Should Hire Ryan Longwell to Coach Kickers

The Minnesota Vikings should hire Ryan Longwell to coach place-kickers. The team needs a kicker whisperer in the worst way. Poor place-kicking cost Mike Zimmer's Vikings a playoff win against Seattle a few years ago. Poor kicking cost the Vikings a divisional road win in Green...

Implications of Vikings’ Tie in Green Bay

Sep 16, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson (7) misses a field goal at the end of overtime against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings did not suffer their first loss yesterday, but the tie in Green Bay was still deflating. It opened fans eyes to a lot of things regarding this team. And while there are still 14 games to go, certain aspects of the Vikings are starting to take shape.

Vikings, Packers Play to a 29-29 draw

In an early season showdown between the perennial favorites for the NFC North division crown, the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers put on a show. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until Week 12 for a difinitive conclusion.

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