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Zimmer Mulling Over Vikings Travel Options for London

A trip overseas requires a bit of planning.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer and his staff are doing just that in preparation for Minnesota's game in London later this autumn.

Minnesota will be the visiting team at Twickenham Stadium in England against the Cleveland Browns. The game will be played in either Week 7 (Oct. 22, 2017) or Week 8 (Oct. 29, 2017).

Zimmer said the biggest issue to figure out is how long the Vikings will be in England.

"We're actually in the process of doing all that right now," Zimmer said this week during a media session at the NFC Coaches Breakfast in Arizona. "I have something that I'm looking at that is quite unique.

"I've talked to a lot of coaches who have been over there trying to figure out what they think is the best way to do it, how long to do it and stuff like that," Zimmer added.

The Vikings where the home team when they went to London early in Week 4 of 2013 and came away with a 34-27 win over Pittsburgh.

Zimmer said he was mulling over whether to have an extended trip or just go for a few days.

"I haven't decided yet," Zimmer said. "I'm about 65 percent right now knowing what I'm going to do."

Although Zimmer acknowledged the trip adds extra logistical work for the Vikings front office staff, he said he's on board with the league's commitment to playing in London.

"It's great for the league, great for the fans," Zimmer said. "You know what, I'm just a solider. They tell me where to go, I go."

View images from Vikings LB Anthony Barr, S Harrison Smith and LB Eric Kendricks trip to London to promote the upcoming 2017 game against the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium.

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