Cleveland @ Minnesota
Current Records: Cleveland 2-1; Minnesota 1-2
What to Know
The Minnesota Vikings have the luxury of staying home another week and will welcome the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET Oct. 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. With a combined 871 yards of offense in their previous games, we can expect a fast-paced matchup.
Minnesota had a touchdown and change to spare in a 30-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The team accrued 21 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory. Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 323 yards on 38 attempts.
Special teams collected 12 points for the Vikings. K Greg Joseph delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Cleveland ran circles around the Chicago Bears on Sunday, and the extra yardage (418 yards vs. 47 yards) paid off. Cleveland had enough points to win and then some against Chicago, taking their contest 26-6. The win came about even with Cleveland handicapping themselves with 98 penalty yards. Their RB Kareem Hunt looked sharp as he punched in one rushing touchdown.
Most of the squad’s points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed 14. K Chase McLaughlin delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.
The Vikings are now 1-2 while the Browns sit at a mirror-image 2-1. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Minnesota comes into the game boasting the third most yards per game in the league at 425. Cleveland has displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they rank first in the NFL when it comes to rushing touchdowns, with eight on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Minnesota won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Oct 29, 2017 – Minnesota 33 vs. Cleveland 16