Goff finished the game with 465 yards and five touchdowns, making pin-point throws and showing some mobility to keep plays alive. However, you can't expect to give up 38 points and get a win.
"We appreciate the NFL working with us so we can celebrate even more of the history of Los Angeles Rams football over the next two years as we create our new look that will take us into our new home and the future".
"I don't think it does affect anything until the end of the game", Cousins said when asked if the game plan changed when they fell behind. It's what you strive for. "If we put it all together, we can beat any team there is".
Cousins also got a moment to chat with McVay, his former offensive coordinator in Washington.
"I still have faith in this football team", he said. We left a bunch of guys open. "And I couldn't be happier for Kirk, and I'll be rooting for him the rest of the year after Thursday night". On paper, the Bills were expected to lose especially since the Vikings have one of the best defenses in the league.
Los Angeles now sits at an impressive (3-0) record in year two of the Jared Goff/Sean McVay era, while Minnesota is surprisingly stuck at ones all across the board (1-1-1). "I figured that was going to be the case".
Zimmer stopped short of blaming his system for the problems against the Rams, noting the 24-7 victory by the Vikings in Minnesota last season, but the most devastating plays against them on Thursday night were the result of mismatches that Rams head coach Sean McVay helped create with either pre-snap confusion or clever play-calling.
So they're trying to make this important NFC game into a civic duty: McVay sent out a amusing "memo" through newspapers and social media to all employers in Los Angeles, urging them to allow their employees to leave work early so they can head downtown for the 5:20 p.m. local start time - which he says is the "typical bedtime" of his 71-year-old defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips. "Probably, anywhere I've ever been, I've never been this poor in pass coverage, so we're going to have to look at everything we're doing and get back to doing things correctly". He returned later in the first half.
Goff became the first Rams quarterback to throw for more than 250 yards in the first half of a game since Kurt Warner did it in Week 16 of the 2001 season, when the Greatest Show on Turf was at its peak.
"It's fun for us, personally", Goff said of his duel with Cousins, who hit Aldrick Robinson for two scores.
Goff found Kupp with two attractive TD throws in the first half, the first hitting Kupp in stride on a 70-yard sprint, and the second eluding two Vikings and dropping into Kupp's hands deep in the end zone. "It's nearly like you're throwing it away and Cooper did a great job saving them a little bit of room, and Jared put it in about a six-inch box that he could only fit it into".
The Vikings scored on their first three drives and four of six in the first half, but the Rams scored touchdowns on four of their five possessions.
Minnesota's secondary lost cornerback Trae Waynes for the second half with a concussion.
The Rams averaged just over a first down per play and notched 13 yards per pass.
The Vikings' offense was at least a lot better than it had been against the Bills.
"It can't get much better than how we're playing right now", Gurley said.
The Vikings got back running back Dalvin Cook after he had missed one game with a hamstring injury, but Cook didn't do much.