Cousins, McVay meet again as Vikings visit Rams

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There would be some of that with the offense, but none of that on defense as the Rams hung up 38 points on the Minnesota defense en route to a 38-31 victory.

Todd Gurley taking one of Jared Goff's touchdown passes as the Rams triumped against Minnesota. Minnesota's backs haven't wowed anyone due to their emphasis through the air, but you want to keep defenses honest and respect the run.

Goff and Cousins got together at midfield afterward, exchanging compliments about their eye-catching performances and their bright futures ahead. That team's really good, and we were lucky to come away with one tonight.

"I think for the most part we didn't cover very well", Barr said. Goff's four TD passes were the most in a first half by a Rams quarterback since Kurt Warner did it in 1999.

Through four games this season, a defense some believed would be even better is allowing 27.5 points and 381.5 yards a game. Brandin Cooks had seven catches for 116 yards, including a 47-yard TD.

Though their defense is somewhat vulnerable due to injury, there's no question that the 4-0 Rams have planted the flag as the most unsafe team in the NFL. They've been getting better, and the first half of Thursday night this week was a treat. Quarterback play in the National Football League has never been better, on the whole, and that was never more apparent watching Cousins and Goff trade big plays. "I mean, it can". Cousins passed for 422 yards and three touchdowns, but Minnesota lost when Rams rookie defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers strip-sacked Cousins near midfield with 1:18 to play. "It was some misdirection plays, similar to what we've gotten before. We've got to go prove it, though, week in and week out".

McVay became fired up as he highlighted the strengths of his third-year quarterback - his arm, intelligence and feel for the game.

In fact, here are three reasons why the third-year quarterback just took a major leap when it comes to building a strong case for being part of the conversation since Goff is playing at a MVP level after the first month of the 2018 season.

"I don't know if it's fun for the whole team, but it's cool", Goff said. "And as time goes on, I will continue to get more comfortable and better and improve". Over the past three games, they've given up an average of 24 points in first halves.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, known for his defensive mind, seemed extremely concerned after the game. "Offensively we moved the ball well, but we had too many missed tackles, and too many people were left wide open". "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". "Everybody's got to handle their job and we have to out there and get back to running around and having fun, knowing we're going to make plays".