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Rams vs. Vikings: Seven Stats to Know From Week 11

The Rams suffered a tough loss to the Vikings, 24-7 at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. With the loss, Los Angeles falls to 7-3 on the season, but the team will look to bounce back this week as it heads home to the Coliseum to host the Saints. Check below for a few key stats you may from this weekend's contest:

1. A new personal best for Gurley

Running back Todd Gurley scored on a six-yard run during the Rams opening drive of the game. He now has 11 touchdowns (eight rushing, three receiving) this season marking a new personal best for the Georgia product. Gurley has already outscored both his first (10 touchdowns) and second seasons (six touchdowns) in the NFL and is on pace to score 18 touchdowns through 16 games this season.

2. Woods leads all receivers

For the second consecutive week, wide receiver Robert Woods led the team in receptions and targets. Against the Vikings, the former USC standout had eight catches for 81 yards. With his performance in Week 11, Woods reached a new single-season high in receiving yards with 703. It is the first time in his five-year career that he has reached the 700-yard mark.

3. Seven points scored 

The seven points scored against Minnesota was the Rams lowest output this season. Sunday marks the first time Los Angeles has scored under 10 points all season and it is just the second time this year that the Rams have not scored at least 20 points. But L.A. is still among the top scoring offenses in the league, ranking No. 2 in the at 30.3 points per game.

**4. Turnover margin will be key for Rams moving forward

Check out the best shots from the Rams' Week 11 matchup with the Vikings in Minnesota.


The Rams entered Week 11 leading the league with 19 takeaways through nine games. This year when Los Angeles is tied or ahead in the turnover margin, the club is 7-0. However, when the Rams lose the turnover margin — as they did yesterday, 1-0 — the Rams are 0-3.  The fumble given up by wide receiver Cooper Kupp was the team's first giveaway since Week 9.

5. 3-11 on third downs

The Rams were 3-11 on third down conversions in the game with all three coming in the first half. It was an uncharacteristic day for the L.A. offense, one that is usually very efficient on third downs. But Los Angeles still ranks No. 2 in the league in third-down efficiency, as the offense has converted 63 of 137 (46 percent) in 2017.

6. Cooper among the best specialists in the NFL

Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper has emerged as a standout specialist for the Rams this season, returning both punts and kickoffs. In Week 11, Cooper returned two kickoffs for 60 yards — good for a 30-yard average. In 20 attempts this season, the South Carolina product has recorded 603 total yards and ranks No. 2 in the league with his 30.2 average yards per kickoff. He is also among the top 10 best punt returners, with 10.4 yards per punt through 14 attempts.

7. 451 yards given up 

L.A.'s defense gave up a season-high of 451 total yards to the Vikings on Sunday. The total included 171 yards rushing, which marks the third most amount of yards that the Rams have given up this season.

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