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Brandon Fusco

Vikings lose Bridgewater, beat Rams 21-18 in OT

Angered by a hit to Teddy Bridgewater's head that knocked the quarterback out of the game, the Minnesota Vikings kept their composure and steered their feelings toward another steely victory.

Then they let the St. Louis Rams have it.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries, helping set up Blair Walsh's 40-yard field goal in overtime that gave the Vikings a 21-18 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

"We're a disciplined football team. We do things right. That's why we are the least-penalized team in the league because we play by the rules," said Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who had a hard time holding back.

In a predictably...