The Rams and Vikings played a slugfest on Sunday in Minnesota, but in the end it was timely plays by the Vikings that did in the Rams in a 21-18 victory for Minnesota in overtime.
The end for the Rams came when Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels took back a punt 26 yards after Rams punter Johnny Hekker boomed a 63-yard punt.
Adrian Peterson ran the ball well into kicker Blair Walsh’s range to give the Vikings their seventh straight win at home. The kicker hit a 40-yard winner.
Peterson rushed for 125 yards on 29 carries. The Rams did knock Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater out of the game, he left with a concussion early in the fourth quarter after an illegal hit by Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.
Former Rams backup Shaun Hill took Bridgewater’s spot, and finished 13 for 21 for 144 yards.
Rams QB Nick Foles was held to 18-for-33 for 168 yards. Todd Gurley ran for 89 yards and a score for the Rams.
Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein missed from 48 yards out with 1:45 left in regulation that could have tied the game, this after at one point hitting a 61-yard kick early in the game.
He was able to push the game into OT when a pass interference penalty on rookie cornerb,ack Trae Waynes gave them a first down at the Vikings’ 35-yard line.
The Rams received the overtime kickoff but went three-and-out, setting up the long punt by the Rams, but also giving the Vikings the shot at the win.
Next week the Rams will be at home to take on the Chicago Bears.