5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams – Week 16

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Kupp and Beckham will each go over 100 yards receiving

The Rams and Vikings share more in common than you think, but a key difference is how each team utilizes its talents on offense. While the conservative nature of the Vikings offense makes fans want more, Sean McVay has once again produced a top-10 offense led by Cooper Kupp.

Kupp comes into Sunday’s game leading the NFL with 1,625 receiving yards and does most of his work out of the slot. That’s bad news for the Vikings, as that means he’ll draw Mackensie Alexander, who is ranked 80th out of 82 qualifying cornerbacks according to Pro Football Focus.

That matchup alone is enough to make Viking fans sweat but don’t rule out a big game from Odell Beckham. Beckham visited U.S. Bank Stadium as a member of the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 and left with just two catches for 27 yards. But he was open on multiple occasions and could have had a bigger game if it weren’t for the struggles of Baker Mayfield.

Patrick Peterson has been solid for the Vikings this season, but he might not be able to stop a hot streak that’s seen Beckham score in three of five games since coming to Los Angeles.

This could mean a big game for the Rams offense and another hole for the Vikings to climb out of.