How quickly things can change. A couple months ago, neither the Minnesota Vikings nor Los Angeles Rams were hardly mentioned as playoff contenders. Now, on the eve of their Week 11 matchup, not only are both of them legitimate candidates for the postseason at 7-2, but they both look like real Super Bowl contenders, as well. That makes Sunday’s battle easily one of the best of the week.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast in select markets on FOX. When looking for a live stream, the first thing you want to do is to find out if the game is in your market or not, which you can do by checking a coverage map here.
If the game is in your market, you can watch on your computer or on another streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial, so you can watch today’s game at no cost:
FuboTV: Fox (live in 70-plus markets) is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package, which is $19.99 per month for the first two months and $39.99 per month after that. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app
DirecTV Now: Fox (live in 39 markets) is included in all four channel packages, ranging from $35 to $70 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app
Sling TV: Fox (live in 17 markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package for $25 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
If the game isn’t in your market, you may be able to watch via NFL Sunday Ticket.
A season ago, No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and veteran journeyman Case Keenum were teammates together in St. Louis, combining for 14 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and 6.24 yards per pass attempt inside Jeff Fisher’s anemic offense.
Neither looked much like an NFL caliber QB in 2016, but in one of the least surprising developments of the year, it turned out they just needed a Fisher-less offense to set them free. Goff, playing in a completely rejuvenated Rams offense led by new head coach Sean McVay, has thrown for 265.0 yards per game with a sparkling 16:4 TD:INT ratio. He’s first in the NFL in yards per attempt (8.5) and seventh in QB rating (101.5). Keenum, who joined the Vikings as a backup but took over when Sam Bradford was injured, has thrown for at least 280 yards and multiple touchdown in three of his seven starts. He’s 16th in yards per attempt (7.3) and 14th in QB rating (92.6), setting up a surprisingly compelling QB battle between two of the league’s hottest teams.
“I think one of my friends said it, ‘Just like everybody predicted. Case Keenum with the 7-2 Minnesota Vikings going up against the 7-2 Rams,'” said Keenum.
The Vikings have reeled off five consecutive wins–four with Keenum starting under center, and the fifth in which he replaced Bradford late in the first half–while the Rams have out-scored opponents, 144-41, during their current four-game winning streak.
While many have found it difficult accepting either team as “for real,” Football Outsiders’ team efficiency ratings puts the Rams at No. 1 overall and the Vikings at No. 5. Both are very much contenders in a suddenly stacked NFC, and as such, a win Sunday could prove as a deafening statement throughout the league.