The Wobcast is back in Week 11 as the Minnesota Vikings (7-2) are set to take on the Los Angles Rams (7-2) at U.S. Bank Stadium.
On this edition of the Wobcast, vikings.com's Mike Wobschall and Chris Corso chat with Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer who talks about how his experience in the military has impacted his coaching career. The Vikings coach flew helicopters as a Naval Officer for five years after graduating from the Naval Academy.
Wobby and I preview the battle against the Los Angeles Rams, discuss power rankings, and much more.
Here are some of the highlights from this week's show:
00:00: Some news and notes heading into Week 11
Wobby and I discuss some news and notes around the Vikings and the announcement that the team will start Case Keenum this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Keenum is averaging 7.3 yards per attempt (career high), has completed 64.9 percent of his passes (a career high), has thrown 11 touchdown passes (a career high), and racked up a passer rating of 92.6 (another career high).
05:17: Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer joins
Priefer discusses what this week's Salute to Service game means to him as a former member of the Navy and how being in the military has impacted his coaching career and his family life.
Priefer talks about the Vikings success on special teams so far this season, including the confidence he has in kicker Kai Forbath. Forbath is 38 of 39 on field goal attempts since joining Minnesota in the middle of last season.
13:13: Rams Head Coach Sean McVay reading defensive formations?
An article written by NFL Media's Mike Silver on NFL.com explains how the Los Angeles Rams 31-year old Head Coach Sean McVay is reading opponents defensive formations and relaying calls to quarterback Jared Goff.
A pivotal play in the Rams 33-9 victory over the Houston Texas was reacted to and explained in Silver's article as the Rams tried to combat Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
Wobby discusses if this will be a factor against Mike Zimmer's defense.
16:57: Know the Enemy: Los Angeles Rams
Get to know the much-improved Los Angeles Rams as we take a look at some statistics regarding their second-year quarterback, running back Todd Gurley and the star-studded defense in Los Angeles.
Gurley has 754 rushing yards, which ranks 4th in the NFL. He is tied for the league lead with 7 rushing scores.
The Rams defense ranks 15th overall in yards allowed per game (322.1) and is 4th in points allowed per game (18.0).
21:30: NFL Power Rankings
The Vikings keep on winning, so why not keep talking about the NFL Power Rankings each week?
Wobby and I discuss our power rankings lists and we take a listen to NFL Networks Maurice Jones Drew and Elliott Harrison. They discuss if the Vikings should be placed higher than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
27:00: Wobby's Fan Mailbag
Wobby takes three questions from the fans, including discussing his personal fondest childhood football memory growing up as a Minnesota Vikings fan.
Wobby and I quickly make our over/under picks heading into the Rams game. The picks include the total passing yards for Case Keenum, the total rushing yards for Todd Gurley and the total number sacks for the Vikings defense on Sunday.