The Rams play the
Asked Monday if he would allow himself to envision returning to the stadium for the Super Bowl if his team continues to play well, McVay held firm, repeating his one-game-at-a-time mantra.
"If we don't get to our eighth win, then nothing else really matters," McVay said during a news conference in Thousand Oaks, "and that's what's important for us right now."
The Rams are in the Super Bowl conversation — one betting service has them at 12-1 to win it — after Sunday’s 33-7 victory over the
But now it gets tougher.
The game against the Vikings is the first of several against teams that have the look and records of playoff contenders.
The Vikings defeated the
The matchup against the Vikings will be “a tough one,” Rams quarterback
"It'll be a fun one though," Goff said Sunday after passing for three touchdowns and a career-best 355 yards against the Texans.
After the Vikings, the Rams play at home against the
Among the Rams’ other remaining games are matchups against the Philadelphia Eagles (8-1),
"It's a good challenge for us to see where we are as a team," running back Todd Gurley said. "We want to be in the playoffs, and right now if we keep doing what we're doing, we will. … Whether you're playing the worst team or the best team, you have to bring it each week, because you never know what might happen."
The Vikings’ winning streak includes victories over the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens,
Former Rams quarterback
Keenum completed 21 of 29 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns against the Redskins, with two interceptions.
"He's a great competitor," McVay said. "He's got the ability to kind of throw off a bunch of different platforms.
"I think he's been a huge reason why they've been so productive offensively."
The Vikings average 24.1 points a game, which ranks 10th in the
But the Vikings, under Zimmer, are built on defense.
They have given up only 18.3 points and 294.6 yards a game, ranking fifth in the NFL in both categories. They are third in rushing defense (81.3 yards a game) and 12th in passing defense (213.2).
"He's known, similar to Wade, for great defenses," McVay said of Zimmer, "and he's got a lot of different things that you see other teams in the league running because of the success that, really, he started doing a handful of years back."
McVay said that linebacker