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Vikings Announce Case Keenum Will Start At QB vs. Rams Over Teddy Bridgewater

Zimmer said the deliberations about starting Keenum at quarterback were "not hard", adding Keenum's play on Sunday - when he threw for a career-high four touchdowns and 304 yards along with two interceptions in a win over the Redskins - was "part of" the reason he's getting another start on Sunday.

Keenum will go head-to-head with Jared Goff, the former No. 1 overall pick who replaced him as Rams starter in November 2016 after Keenum went 4-5 to begin the season.

Week 11 has the Rams mixing it up with a good and very interesting Minnesota Vikings team, and subplots are aplenty. After looking like a bust in his rookie season, he's been a stud in 2017, throwing for 2,385 yards, 16 touchdowns and just five interceptions in nine games. The Vikings had a 35-20 lead when Keenum threw both of his interceptions; the second one set up a Redskins touchdown that cut the Vikings' lead to eight. They are giving up only 18 points a game, . The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 118 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 354 yards and two touchdowns. Keenum has outperformed the expectations of a backup and has the Vikings sitting on top of the NFC North. Goff is at the helm of an offense on pace to lead the league in scoring after finishing dead last in points a year ago. Cooper Kupp contributed 47 yards in six receptions. The Vikings play December 10 at the Panthers.

"They've been the backbone of this team", Goff said after last week's 33-7 victory over the Houston Texans. That's only going to open up the running game and is also an offense that should thrive in the dome on a fast track.

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