Browns at Vikings

Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings, Oct. 3, 2021

Cleveland will make its first trip to U.S. Bank Stadium — a much shorter flight than the last time these two teams met at Twickenham Stadium in England on Oct. 29, 2017.

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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Cleveland Browns

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 12-4 all-time against the Browns, including 1-0 in the playoffs.
  • Series Notes: Minnesota has won five of the past six meetings with Cleveland.
  • Current Streak: The Vikings defeated the Browns 33-16 in 2017.
  • Last time in Minnesota (2013): The Browns won 31-27.

Facts to Know

Cleveland Browns

  • DE Myles Garrett led the Browns with 12 sacks in 2020, helping Cleveland record 38 as a team for the second straight season.
  • The Browns are coached by Kevin Stefanski, a longtime part of Minnesota's coaching staff who took the helm in Cleveland in 2020.
  • Cleveland ranked third in rushing yards (148.4 per game) and fifth in touchdowns (21) and yards per rush (4.8).

Minnesota Vikings

  • Minnesota ranked fifth, sixth and fourth, respectively, in rushing with 142.7 yards per game, 20 touchdowns and an average of 4.9 yards.
  • The Vikings ranked sixth in the NFL with a touchdown rate of 71.2 percent on possessions that reached the red zone in 2020.
  • Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman grew up in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and an hour's drive from Cleveland.

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