Vikings vs. Rams: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2012

The Minnesota Vikings won a crucial road game against the St. Louis Rams in Week 15, keeping their playoff hopes alive with a 36-22 victory.

Adrian Peterson kept his dream of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record alive by putting together another banner performance, rushing for 212 yards and one touchdown on just 24 carries.

Christian Ponder only passed for 131 yards and didn't throw a single touchdown, but he didn't throw an interception, either, and ran one in for a score in the first quarter to put the Vikings up by seven.

Everson Griffen made a critical play for the Vikings on defense midway through the second quarter when he intercepted a pass and took it back 29 yards for a defensive touchdown. 

Sam Bradford had a monster game in defeat, passing for 377 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He spread the ball around to nine different receivers, despite the fact that he was under constant pressure from the Vikings defense, which registered four sacks.

Steven Jackson rushed for 73 yards on just 13 carries, and the Rams veteran passed the 10,000-yard mark for his career, becoming just the 15th player in history to accomplish the feat with one franchise.

The Vikings improved to 8-6 on the season and will travel to face the Houston Texans in Week 16, while the Rams fell to 6-7-1 and will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday.


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