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Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams

The Minnesota Vikings start their 2014 season at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri to face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

The Minnesota Vikings finished the 2013 season at 5-10-1 overall and went 4-7-1 in the NFC North. Quarterback Matt Cassel led the Vikings last season with 1,807 passing yards and 11 TDs. In addition, Adrian Peterson led the team with 1,266 rushing yards and 10 TDs.

The Vikings defense ranked second to last in 2013 and was led by Chad Greenway with 83 solo tackles and 134 total tackles. Greenway also led the team with 3 interceptions.

The St. Louis Rams finished their 2013 season at 7-9 overall and 1-5 in the NFC West. Quarterback Sam Bradford led the team last season with 1,687 passing yards and 14 TDs. In addition running back Zak Stacy led the team with 973 rushing yards and 7 TDs. Sam Bradford their $50 million dollar QB will miss the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL. Shaun Hill a veteran 35-year old will be starting for St. Louis.

The Rams defense ranked 15th in 2013 was led by Alec Ogletree with 94 solo tackles and 117 total tackles. In addition, Trumaine Johnson led the team with 3 interceptions.

Keys to Minnesota win

Minnesota will need Adrian Peterson to continue playing at a different level. In addition, they will need a terrible defense from 2013 to improve quickly and play up to par.

Keys to St. Louis win

St. Louis will need veteran quarterback Shaun Hill to play a good game in lead the offense. The Rams 15th ranked defense from a year ago will need to continue playing well.

Key Injuries

Minnesota

Brandon Watts, Michael Mauti, Jamarca Sanford, Jerome Simpson, Mike Harris, Mistral Raymond and Zach Line

St. Louis

Isaiah Pead, Barrett Jones, Rodger Saffold, Sam Bradford, Stedman Bailey, Truemaine Johnson.

Favorite

St. Louis -3

Conclusion and

St. Louis should be in line for a win. Although it will be close, the Vikings defense will not be able to stop the Rams. However, the Rams 15th ranked defense from a year ago should hold the Vikings to a low enough score to defeat them.

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