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Rams Overwhelmed by Favre and the Vikings 38-10

Even throwback unis for the Rams couldn’t keep the losing at bay Sunday, as wearing the 1999 throwbacks did nothing to stop the Vikings dominating them on their home turf in St.Louis 38-10. The Vikings, now 5-0, took care of business early, going up 14-0 in the first quarter on an Adrian Peterson touchdown and then a 53-yard fumble return by Jared Allen, which seemed to suck any offensive life out of the Rams.

The undefeated Vikings made sure the Rams couldn’t think of any sort of comeback in the second half, as they outscored the Rams 21-7 to put the finishing touches on their fifth win of the year. Brett Favre, a day after turning 40, threw for 232 yards and a touchdown. Peterson scored two TD’s in the win.

The setback for the Rams was their NFL worst 15th in a row, and they didn’t help their cause with four turnovers. Kyle Boller finished 20 for 31 for 209 yards and missed the final 10 minutes after being hurt late in the third quarter. He was replaced by usual starter Marc Bulger, who hit Donnie Avery on a 27-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter.

The Vikings actually only got 69 yards out of Peterson, but didn’t need much in the runaway win. Tarvaris Jackson even got in on the action, playing late and going 3-for-3 for 68 yards. Avery had 5 grabs for 87 yards, and Steven Jackson had 84 yards on 21 carries, but also had a turnover deep in Minnesota territory.

The now 0-5 Rams will travel to Jacksonville next week to play the Jags.

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