Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— St. Louis rookie running back Todd Gurley has quickly emerged as one of the best rushers in the NFL. He’ll go head-to-head with one of the best veteran running backs, Adrian Peterson, on Sunday.
— Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater bails himself out in the fourth quarter, shows he has potential to be more consistent late in the game.
— Bridgewater and rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs continue to connect for big plays late in the game. The most recent was a 40-yard game-tying touchdown against Chicago.
— The Rams have a similar build as the Vikings. Here’s an early look at how the teams stack up.
— Hear why Bridgewater likes Diggs’ swagger.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— St. Louis running back Todd Gurley and receiver Tavon Austin are building off one another’s success.
— The Rams have struggled in the past against the Vikings and hope history doesn’t repeat itself Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
— Running back Trey Watts was suspended at least for the rest of the season; Mike Zimmer’s local ties to St. Louis.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Coordinators George Edwards, Mike Priefer and Norv Turner are set to be on the podium at 11 a.m. Then the Vikings practice at 1 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The Vikings rushed for nearly the same amount of yardage over the past two weeks, 140 yards against Detroit and 147 against Chicago, but coach Mike Zimmer was more pleased with the 147. “I thought we ran the ball better in the last ballgame. The only thing we didn’t do as well is we didn’t break a really long one, but we had several that we blocked better. We were more physical in the running game, we got to the second level better. I thought we were more consistent.”