- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

MINNESOTA (5-10-1) at ST. LOUIS (7-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Rams by 5½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 8-8, Rams 7-9

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 24-16-2.

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Rams 36-22, Dec. 16, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 28, Rams tied No. 20

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (23).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (16), PASS (31).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (19) PASS (27).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (9), PASS (19).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings were 4-0 in preseason, Rams were 1-3. … Mike Zimmer makes head coaching debut for Minnesota. Rams’ Jeff Fisher third on active list with 156 wins. … Vikings have won three of past four in series. … Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reached 10,000 yards in 101st game last season, third-fewest games in NFL history. Peterson rushed for 212 yards in previous game in St. Louis in 2012, including 82-yard score. … QB Matt Cassel has won both career starts vs. Rams. … Pro Bowl WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson had four TDs receiving, three TDs rushing and two TDs on kickoff returns last year, only player in NFL history to accomplish feat. … Rams held out all starters in preseason finale after five injuries in Week 3 including season-ending torn left ACL to QB Sam Bradford. CB Trumaine Johnson (knee) likely out for first month. … DE Robert Quinn led NFC with franchise-record 19 sacks and led NFL with 29 tackles for loss. … QB Shaun Hill makes first start since 2010 with Detroit. … Fisher 1-5 vs. Vikings. … LB Alec Ogletree led Rams with 119 tackles as rookie, ending run of four straight seasons by middle linebacker James Laurinaitis.

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