BROWNS-VIKINGS SERIES- The Vikings and Browns will meet for the 15th time in the history of the franchises today and for the 8th time in Minnesota. The Vikings hold a 11-3 all-time series advantage and have won all 4 previous meetings in Minnesota. The Vikings and Browns last met in a regular-season game during the 2005 season at the Metrodome, a 24-11 Vikings win. The Vikings topped Cleveland 27-7 on 1/4/70 to win the NFL title and advance to the 1st Super Bowl in team history against AFL winner Kansas City. The game marked the final Super Bowl before the NFL-AFL merger that created the modern NFL with an American Football Conference and National Football Conference and Cleveland moved to the AFC after being a charter NFL member.
DOME FIELD ADVANTAGE- The Vikings moved from Met Stadium to the Mall of America Field for the 1982 season and have played 253 regular season and playoff games under the roof. The Vikings have amassed 164-89 record in those games. The Vikings were 7-1 at home last season and are riding a 3-game win streak at home.
TOP PERFORMANCES AGAINST CLEVELAND- The last time the Vikings met the Browns was the 2009 season opener at Cleveland.