Thursday Night Football matchup could be an early NFC Championship Game preview.Here is everything you need to know about the game.Who: Minnesota Vikins (1-1-1) at Los Angeles RamsDate: Thursday http://www.arizonacardinalsteamonline.com/pat-tillman-jersey , September 27, 2018Time: 5:20pm PTLocation: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Los Angeles, CaliforniaNational TV: NFL NetworkLocal TV: FOXAnnouncers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color analyst), Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink (sideline reporter)National Radio: Westwood OneAnnouncers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Tony Boselli (color analyst)Online StreamingAmazon PrimeAnnouncers: Andrea Kremer (play-by-play), Hannah Storm (color analyst)FOX Sports GOOddsRams - 7Over/Under: 49This is a game that features an astronomical amount of money spent to construct these two teams and through three games, well it has worked for one and not the other.The Vikings at 1-1-1 are trying to find the right blend of defense and offense with their new additions.So far, not so good.The biggest shock of the NFL season was the Vikings getting blown out in their own stadium by the Buffalo Bills last week.Meanwhile, the train that is the LA Rams just continues to roll right along.They sit at 3-0, are top five in nearly every major offensive category and sit atop the defensive rankings in points per game.Early in the season, they’ve been the best team money can buy.Who do you got tonight?Rams 34Vikings 27Cardinals Lacking at Linebacker? In Carolina, Steve Wilks had the luxury of centering his 43 defense around the dynamic linebacker trio of Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson. In Wilks’ version of the 43, the linebackers have to play with speed, instinct and toughness in defending the run—-and they need to be fast and athletic enough to cover TEs and RBs, that is when they aren’t shutting down passing angles in zone coverage.When Wilks decided he was going to switch the Cardinals’ base defense to the 43, Josh Bynes was re-signed to play the middle and to be sandwiched between former first round draftees Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick. Bynes made good use of his 236 snaps on defense last year, enough to warrant him a new contract. His PFF grade was 69.9 (79.9 vs. the run and 59.9 in pass coverage)—-the highest grade of any of the Cardinals’ linebackers, albeit on the fewest snaps.Deone Bucannon played 704 snaps last year and struggled mightily (55.0 vs. the run, 44.2 in coverage—-for a grade of 47.8, ranked as the #78 LB). Haason Reddick played 444 snaps last year at 34 ILB and OLB and also struggledversus the run (53.2), but better (65.5) in coverage——for an overall grade of 54.0.The Cardinals elected to retain Bucannon on a 5th year option at $8.7M this season and have been touting him as the new leader of the defense. For a few years now Cardinals’ LB coach Larry Foote has called Bucannon “my man” and has hyped him as a budding star. In a recent radio interview Authentic Josh Rosen Jersey , Foote explained that Haason Reddick has all the physical tools, but was thinking too much on the field last year in fear of blowing assignments.The blown assignment explanation will no longer hold any weight in 2018 as all of the Cardinals’ linebackers will have “one gap” responsibilities in the running game—-and either a man to man, zone or blitz assignment on each play.