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NFL Preview: Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams

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The St. Louis Rams will open their season at home posting the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson and will do so without Sam Bradford who was injured in the preseason. Shawn Hill a 13 year veteran who has it started more than three years will take his place and a stout Rams defense will try to contain Adrian Peterson.

Bradford tore his left ACL against Carolina on Oct. 20, and the Rams went 4-5 the rest of the way with Kellen Clemens starting and would finish with seven wins for the second straight season under Fisher.

“I feel really good,” Fisher said. “We’re ready to play. We’ve got a young team once again, but we’ve got a team that has a lot of confidence in itself — and our starting quarterback as well.”

Minnesota will start Matt Cassel at quarterback and number one draft pick  Teddy Bridgewater will get to watch from the sidelines. Cassel  impressed first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and veteran office of coordinator Norv Turner enough to win the job in camp.

“I’ve been through a lot in my career,” Cassel said. “I’ve been through the ups, I’ve been through the downs. I’ve been through the highs and the lows. At this point nothing really surprises me in my career. Because of those (experiences), it callouses you to a few different situations that as a younger player I might not have taken it as well.”

Cassel will have help on the outside throwing to  emerging second-year receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and veterans Greg Jennings and Kyle Rudolph, but Peterson will remain the workhorse if he stays healthy.  However, let’s keep it real the Vikings offense will revolve around Peterson if he can stay healthy.

The Vikings will face a tough Rams defensive front with  former first-round picks Michael Brockers, Chris Long and Robert Quinn.

About James Rhodes

James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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