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10 Vikings-Rams Numbers of Note: Vikings Have 5 Consecutive Wins for 3rd Straight Season

Posted Nov 14, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are 7-2 and return home for the first time in almost a month as they welcome the Rams to U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Minnesota won its first game after its bye week by scoring a season-high 38 points in a victory at Washington.

The noon (CT) matchup features a pair of division matchups as the Vikings lead the NFC North while Los Angeles is in first place in the NFC West.

The Rams are also 7-2 after getting a 33-7 win over Houston this past Sunday.

Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note headed into the matchup:

5 — Games with at least 90 receiving yards for Adam Thielen, the most among pass catchers in the NFL; Thielen’s 56 receptions are tied for seventh, and his 793 yards are third in the league. He also has at least five catches in each game this season.

32.9 — Points per game scored by the Rams offense, the best mark in the NFL; Minnesota’s defense ranks tied for fifth in the league by allowing just 18.3 points per game.

4 — Touchdown passes thrown by Case Keenum on Sunday in Washington, a career high for the Vikings quarterback; Rams quarterback Jared Goff’s career high is also four touchdowns, which he threw earlier this month against the Giants.

19 — Takeaways for the Rams defense this season, which leads the NFL; Los Angeles has 12 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries. The Vikings have 11 total takeaways, including eight picks.

10 — Sacks allowed by the Vikings offensive line in 2017, which is second-best in the NFL; Minnesota had allowed 24 through nine games in 2016. The Rams rank fifth, having surrendered 13 sacks this season.

7 — Rushing touchdowns for Todd Gurley in 2017; The Rams running back is in a three-way tie for the most rushing scores. The Vikings have eight rushing touchdowns as a team, led by three from Jerick McKinnon.

10 — Tackles recorded by Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph in Minnesota’s 21-18 win over the Rams in 2015 (the last meeting between the teams); Joseph won NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after tallying 0.5 sacks and three tackles for loss.

3 — Consecutive seasons with a streak of five straight wins for the Vikings; Minnesota won five straight from Weeks 6-10 in 2015, Weeks 1-5 in 2016, and started this streak in Week 5.

5 — Successful 50-plus yard field goals by Kai Forbath this season; The Vikings kicker had five total makes from at least 50 yards entering this season. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein has hit all four of his attempts from 50-plus yards this season.

14 — Combined wins by the Vikings and Ram this season as both teams are 7-2; Minnesota (8-8) and Los Angeles (4-12) combined for 12 wins in 2016.