The Los Angeles Rams are set to face off with the Minnesota Vikings in their final preseason game on Thursday night in Minneapolis.

In the two teams last meeting, the Vikings topped the Rams, 28-7, back in St. Louis. But this year, the Vikings currently hold a 3-0 record in preseason play while the Rams are 2-1, making this match-up one that you will not want to miss.

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Rookie QB Jared Goff is expected to get the start tonight against the Vikings.

Dating back to Nov. 9 of last season, Vikings’ head coach, Mike Zimmer, made it clear in his post-game interview that he was unhappy with the hits made by the Ram’s defense on his QB Teddy Bridgewater.

You may remember the controversial hit from Rams’ cornerback, LaMarcus Joyner, that not only knocked Bridgewater out cold for several seconds, but also knocked him right out of the game.

Zimmer had some choice words specifically addressed to the Rams’ defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, in regards to the hit his rookie QB took:

If we were on the street, we probably would have had a fight.

Rams’ head coach, Jeff Fisher, not only responded to the comments made by Zimmer, but he also offered some advice for the Vikings’ head coach:

I think a good a lesson to be learned from this is control your emotions immediately after the game and go back and look at the tape before you jump to conclusions.

Although there was a lot of contact between Joyner’s elbow and Bridgewater’s head, Fisher still stands by his statement saying that Joyner was not intentionally targeting Bridgewater.

In fact,  Joyner is actually a lifelong friend of Bridgewater’s. When he was asked about the hit after the game Joyner responded:

If I could take it back, personally, I would take it back because I’m not a dirty player. I wouldn’t want to take joy from his mom or from his team. Was it intentional? Not at all.

Although, Bridgewater will not be playing for the Vikings after suffering from a torn ACL a week before the rematch, the game between the Rams’ and the Vikings’ will be an entertaining one to say the least.

Especially, considering the fact that Fisher and Zimmer still haven’t cleared the air since the last time the two shared an ice cold, postgame handshake following last season’s game.

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