The Vikings open the 2014 season with a much-anticipated matchup against the St. Louis Rams. The time to obsess only over our Vikings roster is over and we must now be aware of the teams that stand between us and the 2014 playoffs.
With the opener almost upon us, I asked Nathan Kearns to answer a few questions about the Rams and what we can expect to see. Nathan is an Editor over at the Ramblin Fan, as well as a die-hard Rams fan, and helps us understand our first real enemy of 2014.
I asked Nathan to make a prediction at the end of this, but first he was kind enough to answer five questions about this Rams team:
Pop in a tape from Week 8 through Week 17 of the St. Louis Rams 2013 season and you will get a pretty solid idea. Much like when Bradford went down last season, Jeff Fisher and company will revert back to a conservative offense that relies heavily on the running game. Shaun Hill is a more accurate thrower than Kellen Clemens, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Rams take a few more shots down the field. However, for the most part, it will be a run-oriented offense, with a mix of play-action and short throws to move the football down the field.