The Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams are both 7-2 and will face off on Sunday.
Vikings writers Matt Coles and Ali Siddiqui gave their predictions on how the game will go:
Matt Coles (@mattjcoles)
Week 11 poses the Vikings’ toughest test of the 2017 season so far. Traveling to U.S. Bank Stadium are the 7-2 Los Angeles Rams, whose offense is ranked #1 in the NFL. Jared Goff and Todd Gurley are much improved from their rookie seasons, and with the additions of Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods to their wide receiving core, the Rams have averaged nearly 33 points on offence per game.
They will come up against one of the best defenses in the league, and with Everson Griffen expected to return, the defensive front should be able to apply pressure on Goff during the game on Sunday. The Vikings D is also coming off one of its worst games of the season, and will be looking to fight back against the Rams offense in Week 11.
Another week for Case Keenum at starter, after he was awarded the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his four TD showing in the capitol last Sunday. He is up against his old team, and will be looking to take on their secondary with both Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen at his disposal.
It will be a tough one, but I think high-scoring. Vikings to win 31-27.
Ali Siddiqui (@asiddiqui15)
What a matchup. Both teams are red hot at 7-2. This is the Vikings most important game of the season so far with Thanksgiving at Detroit being even bigger. Having the tiebreaker over the Rams would be huge and bring the Vikings a step closer to getting a first round bye.
The Rams have averaged 36 points per game the past four games and won all four by an average margin of 25.8. This will be a tough game to win, but the Vikings have a good shot at winning and increasing their winning streak to six games.
Todd Gurley could be in for a nice game, but the key is to not let Jared Goff beat them. Vikings defense has been good all year and the offense continues to improve. Both should do enough to get the win at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Prediction: Vikings win 24-20