Cleveland @ Minnesota
Current Records: Cleveland 2-1; Minnesota 1-2
What to Know
The Minnesota Vikings will play host again and welcome the Cleveland Browns to U.S. Bank Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday. With a combined 871 yards of offense in their previous games, we can expect a fast-paced contest.
The Vikings bagged a 30-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks last week. The team ran away with 21 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up 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 Minnesota. K Greg Joseph delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, when you finish with 371 more yards than your opponent like Cleveland did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They had enough points to win and then some against the Chicago Bears, taking their matchup 26-6. The win came about even with the Browns handicapping themselves with 98 penalty yards. They can attribute much of their success to RB Kareem Hunt, who 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.
Minnesota is now 1-2 while Cleveland sits at a mirror-image 2-1. Two offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Minnesota comes into the game boasting the third most yards per game in the league at 425. The Browns have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they enter the contest with eight rushing touchdowns, which is the best in the NFL.
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
- Ticket Cost: $50.00
The Browns are a slight 1-point favorite against the Vikings, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.
Minnesota won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Oct 29, 2017 - Minnesota 33 vs. Cleveland 16