Unlike the normal headlines where you typically hear, watch and read about QB’s pitted against each other, the Running Backs take the spotlight in today’s match-up between the Vikings and the Rams.
Adrian Peterson the greatest running back of all time will battle for bragging rights against the up-and-coming Todd Gurley in a game that is touted as “a passing of the torch.” I think #28 may have a say on that…
The defenses will have something to say too regarding the outcome of this game-one could say even more so than anything else. Back in the Fran Tarkenton days, when the Vikings battled the Rams, it was the Purple People Eaters against the Fearsome Foursome…we will get a taste of that nostalgia as well in today’s game.
Finally, where I think we have a decisive advantage is in the quarterback position. Teddy Bridgewater, in only his second year is finding ways to win in comeback-mode…look no further that last week to see a perfect example. Nick Foles on the other hand is an average quarterback that has pretty much average games. If the Rams are down late, it is not likely that he can lead his team to a comeback.
Overall, this should be an entertaining game on many levels-and a victory would put us at a note-worthy 6-2 record!