One of the games to watch this week in the NFL is the battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings, as many fans expect both teams to be in the playoffs by the end of the season.
Both the Rams and the Vikings have been exceeding expectations this season, with both teams on a 7-2 record on the season entering Week 11 thanks to their productive offenses and tough defenses.
Los Angeles has shown throughout the season just how brutal their defense can be, and they’ve tried already in their game this week to put Minnesota under stress. However, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum had an answer to their pressure.
During a 2nd-and-10 play just before the last minute of the first quarter, Keenum took the snap and dropped back to look downfield. His offense line though quickly fell apart, meaning the Rams’ defensive rushers had a chance to sack the quarterback.
After a Rams’ edge rusher just missed him, the Vikings quarterback then ducked out of the way of another tackle before popping up quickly to throw the ball downfield as he was finally taken down to the ground.
As you can see in the video below, Keenum’s elusiveness pays off, as his throw manages to find wide receiver Adam Thielen 12 yards down the field for the first down. A truly magnificent play and one of those plays you’ll watch over and over again and say ‘How on earth did he get out of that?’
Minnesota made the drive pay off, as a couple of plays later, running back Latavis Murray ran the ball into the endzone for the touchdown to make it 7-7 at that point in the game.
Both teams have been very productive on both sides of the ball, and this play was just another example of how well Keenum is playing for the Vikings this season, and that he shouldn’t be underestimated despite the fact many people see him as an NFL journeyman.
This play is bound to keep Teddy Bridgewater on the sidelines for a little while longer as well.