By Eric Jacinto, Matt Koontz and Mike B
Tonight, is the start of Week number four as the Minnesota Vikings who are coming off a blow out loss to the Buffalo Bills travel cross country to play the undefeated Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are coming off a win over their City rivals the Los Angeles Chargers.
Week 3 Thursday Night Result:
Bold = Our Pick
Cleveland Browns 21 New York Jets 17
Eric's Pick: Browns Matt's Pick: Browns Mike's Pick: Browns
Eric's TNF Record: 2-1
Matt's TNF Record: 1-2
Mike's TNF Record: 1-2
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:20PM ET, (FOX/NFL Network)
Minnesota Vikings, (1-1-1) @ Los Angeles Rams, (3-0):
This won't be a very close game, I think the Vikings are overrated and their offense is above average. The Rams, will get to Kirk Cousins plenty and will force turnovers. Both starting Cornerbacks for the Rams will be out in Marcus Peters & Aqib Talib but I don't think that will matter as much as they're still very good. Plus the Vikings on a short-week traveling cross country will effect them and I think they will have a hard time scoring points. The Vikings will get blown out again as they will go to 1-2-1 on the season and the Rams remind undefeated as they improve to 4-0.
Final Score: Rams 34 Vikings 17, Eric J
The Vikings last week at home were flat out embarrassed by the Buffalo Bills. Cousins fumbled 3 times and threw an INT as well. The Vikings need Cousins to be play at a much higher level as they take on the best team in the league on the road on a short week. No Dalvin Cook is hurting this offense as well and they need to rely on Mike Boone in my eyes more than they need to use Lat Murray not that they got many running opportunities as they fell far behind late. Their opponents this week, the Rams, are the best team in the league. The Rams offense doesn’t slow down with all the weapons they have. Todd Gurley is having an MVP caliber season. Their defense is as elite as the names on paper would make you believe which was my worry entering this season. They will be without Talib and Marcus Peters this game though and that would cause worry for their secondary against a team with Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs, and Adam Thielen. This game could be very interesting if the Vikings put the Bills game behind them and have returned to their old selves. I am really pumped for this Thursday night game.
Final Score: Rams 24 - Vikings 20; Matt K
Mike's Pick: Rams 28 - Vikings 27