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Los Angeles Rams versus Minnesota Vikings: Highlight/Lowlight

Let’s have a look at the best and worst plays of the day

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The legendary Los Angeles Rams are officially back. After another win on Thursday Night Football versus the Minnesota Vikings, the Rams are a league-leading 4-0.

There were plenty of good and bad plays, so don’t crucify me for my selections here.

Let’s take a look at one of the potential highlights and lowlights of the game:


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This 44-yard touchdown from WR Adam Thielen is my choice for the lowlight of the day. The defense didn’t have a great game as they surrendered 31 points, but this one was particularly hurtful because the Rams were starting to pull away only to have given up a major touchdown to Thielen who killed them all game. It’s hard to tell from the broadcast angle, but it looks like a cover-3 assignment where Sam Shields was expecting help from the single-high safety in John Johnson III. QB Kirk Cousins did a fantastic job looking off JJ3 to the right of the field opening the route for Thielen right up the left seam.


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Like I said above, you could have probably picked like five separate plays as the main highlight of the game though I decided to go with the 70-yard touchdown to WR Cooper Kupp. This play did a good job of encapsulating exactly what the Rams did last night - and what they’ve done under the entire tenure of Head Coach Sean McVay. The offense managed to have Kupp singled up by much less athletic (yet still extremely athletic) LB Anthony Barr. Kupp runs a crosser which turned into a wheel route as he crossed the formation. Once Kupp broke into the wheel route, it was all but over. Goff also tossed an absolute dime that kept Kupp running without breaking stride.

The Rams earned this 10 day rest period to recover. Cheers Rams fans, it’s been 17 years since the Rams have been able to accomplish the feat of 4-0.