Division leaders clash in Minneapolis

19 November 2017 23:07:59 GMTPlus11

The Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings meet at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday in a match up of surprising leaders in the NFC West and NFC North Divisions.

The Rams, undefeated on the road, have responded well to their new head coach, Sean McVay while the Vikings have taken advantage of the injury to Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers to take control in the Central.

McVay, the youngest head coach in NFL history, seems well on his way to winning the coach of the year award as the usually underachieving Rams have won four in a row over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and Houston Texans.

However throw in victories over the Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers and the inconsistent Dallas Cowboys, and home defeats to the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks and it is obvious why this is such an important game for the visitors. LA has drafted talent the past few seasons, and the issue is can it now step up in a crucial clash?

Meanwhile the Seahawks sit just a game behind the Rams in the NFC West.

Seattle has been riddled with injuries, but do hold that win over the Rams in LA. The Seahawks entertain the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night, and with a schedule down the stretch that appears easier, at least on paper, the return game at CenturyLink Field the week before Christmas looms very large for both teams.

The Rams are 15.00 to win the Super Bowl and the Vikings are priced at 8.00.

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