Winning Vikings Sticking With Keenum At Quarterback versus Surging Rams


Keenum was chosen over Teddy Bridgewater, who sat on the Vikings' bench on Sunday but was dressed in full pads. He's sporting a 5-2 record with career-highs in touchdowns and QB rating at 11 and 92.6, respectively.

Keenum is 5-2 in his starts for the Vikings and has Minnesota riding a five-game win streak. The game itself, he said, carried no additional significance beyond its weight in the playoff race. "I know a lot of those guys, but for me, this week, it's going to be business as usual".

Bridgewater hasn't played since the 2016 preseason, when he dislocated his knee and required surgery, but was active for the first time in 672 days Sunday. This game likely comes down to which offensive line holds up more, as these defenses are both one of the best at sacking the quarterback and creating game changing plays. Things could stay the same next week, as well, with the Vikings facing a quick turnaround before a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Detroit Lions next Thursday. Overall, the Rams have been the more consistent team, and I trust Goff and this offense to have more success than I do Keenum and banged up weapons. The Vikings have won five straight games with some strong performances by Keenum, though, so a change now would be unusual. Jared Goff is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,385 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.

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"I can't put our team in tough spots like that", Keenum said.

Yet that's what we get this week in Minneapolis. But, you're winning football games with Keenum right now, so I'm not sure why you would rush to meddle with a winning formula at this point. "And it ain't broken, so you don't fix it".