MINNESOTA (7-6) At ST. LOUIS (6-6-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - Rams by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 6-7; St. Louis 9-4
SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 17-14-2
AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 15; Rams No. 17
LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Rams 38-10, Oct. 11, 2009
LAST WEEK - Vikings beat Bears 21-14; Rams beat Bills 15-12
VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (3), PASS (32)
VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (14), PASS (18)
RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (16), PASS (22)
RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (13), PASS (11)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson enters game with seven straight 100-plus yards games. He is 400 yards from becoming eighth RB in league history to rush for 2,000 in single season. ... Peterson averaging more yards per rush (6.0) than QB Christian Ponder is per pass (5.98). ... Vikings have started same five OL all 13 games. ... Vikings 1-5 on road this year and have lost 12 of last 15 away from Metrodome. ... Game features two of best young kickers in league in Vikings rookie Blair Walsh and Rams rookie Greg Zuerlein. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Rams coach Jeff Fisher were teammates in Chicago from 1981-85. ... Rams RB Steven Jackson needs 71 yards to reach 10,000 for his career. ... Rams have won three straight for first time since 2006. ... Rams tied for second in NFL in sacks with 39, three behind Cincinnati. Robert Quinn leads team with 9 1/2. ... Rams QB Sam Bradford emerging as clutch performer in fourth quarter. Has thrown seven of his 15 TDs in fourth quarter and has driven Rams to a lead in final period five times this season. Rams 3-1-1 in such games.
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