Latest from the NFL: Rams missing Quinn and 2 other starters

The latest from NFL games around the league on the eighth Sunday of the season (all times EST):

12:29 p.m. EST

The St. Louis Rams are missing some key members of their stout defense at Minnesota, including two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn.

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Quinn, who has a knee injury, was listed as questionable to play the Vikings. His five sacks in seven games are tied for 13th in the NFL. Making matters worse for the Rams, who are fifth in the league in yards allowed per game and sixth in points allowed per game, is the continued absence of defensive end Chris Long, who is out for the third straight game with a knee injury. Starting safety T.J. McDonald is also inactive for the first time this season with a foot injury.

Not the best timing against Adrian Peterson and the Vikings. Peterson, who's third in the NFL with 633 yards rushing this year, has 350 yards and three touchdowns on 59 carries (5.9 yards per attempt) in three career games against the Rams.

-Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis


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