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Old reliable Case Keenum faces his old team, the Rams, as stand-in quarterback for the 7-2 Minnesota Vikings

Old reliable Case Keenum faces his old team, the Rams, as stand-in quarterback for the 7-2 Minnesota Vikings

Two months ago, this would have been the strangest sentence ever written:

The NFL game of the week is Jared Goff versus Case Keenum.

Thequarterbacks who were at the helm for last season’s 4-12 Rams fiasco are now directing two of the league’s hottest teams, with Goff’s 7-2 Rams playing at Keenum’s 7-2 Vikings on Sunday.

Whereas Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, is firmly entrenched as the future of the Rams, Keenum is playing on borrowed time. He’s keeping the spot warm for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was activated for the first time last week after suffering a devastating knee injury on the eve of the 2016 season.

The Vikings haven’t announced which...

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