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Given the fact that both of these two teams currently have the same record (7-2) at this point in the season, many are thinking that Sunday’s showdown will likely result in a close final score.
If this does end up being the case and the game is tightly contested, Minnesota has to avoid committing costly turnovers and penalties. In a close matchup like Sunday’s game may be, something that is normally a small mistake could end up being a major factor that plays into the final outcome.
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Turnovers would be especially costly against a team like the Rams on Sunday. Los Angeles has scored 84 of their total points this season off of turnovers. Since the Rams currently lead the NFL in total takeaways with 19, their offense has been able to take advantage of the favorable situations their defense has put them in this year.
Those two interceptions that Vikings quarterback Case Keenum threw last week cannot happen again on Sunday. Los Angeles has proven on numerous occasions that they have the ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities after turnovers this season and Minnesota does not want to make anything come easy to their opponent on Sunday.
If the Rams are able to force the Vikings to turn the ball over at least three times, the chance of a Minnesota victory this week seems pretty slim.