Game Time/Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM ET
Location: Twickenham Stadium, London, England
TV Channel: CBS - Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) & Trent Green (analyst) Will air nationally on the NFL Network
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Weather: 53 degrees (feels like 50). 0% chain of rain. Winds from N at 10 MPH.
Odds: Vikings by 10 points.
TV information for the game can be found here.
- The Browns will be wearing white jerseys, white pants, and orange socks.
Interesting Stats / Notes
- LT Joe Thomas - For the first time since Dec. 31, 2006, someone other than Thomas will start at left tackle for the Browns. In the third quarter against the Titans, Thomas saw his consecutive snaps streak end at 10,363, believed to be the longest streak in NFL history. The 10-time Pro Bowler has started all 167 career games and hadn’t missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft. He left the game with a tricepstear and was placed on injured reserve on Monday. He has started the past 167 games at left tackle, which is the longest active streak in the NFL among offensive linemen and fourth-longest among all NFL players.
- OLB Christian Kirksey - Is nine tackles away from tying Pepper Johnson for ninth on the Browns’ all-time tackles list (339).
- K Zane Gonzalez - He had 54-yard field goal with 47 seconds left to send the game to overtime against Tennessee. The field goal was the longest by a rookie in Browns history.
- The Browns did not allow a touchdown against the Titans, marking the first time the team hasn’t allowed a touchdown since a 24-3 victory at Cincinnati on Nov. 6, 2014. Last season, the Browns finished 31st in the NFL in both total defense and rushing defense. Through seven games this year, the Browns rank ninth in total defense and sixth in rushing defense. The Browns haven’t had a top-10 rushing defense since 1992 and a top-eight defense since 1994.
- Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the head coach of the Browns from 2011-12.
- Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu served the same role in Cleveland in 2004.
- Vikings assistant wide receivers coach Drew Petzing spent 2013 as an intern with the Browns.
- Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano spent two seasons (1999-00) on the Browns coaching staff.
- Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards was the linebackers coach for the Browns in 2004.
- Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson held the same position with the Browns from 2003-04.
- Vikings assistant strength and conditioning coach Derik Keyes held the same role with the Browns from 2013-16.
- Vikings personnel consultant Paul Wiggin was a standout DE for the Browns from 1957-67. Wiggin never missed a game over his 11-year career, appearing in 146 straight contests.
- Running backs coach/run game coordinator Kirby Wilson spent two years (2014-15) in Minnesota as the Vikings running backs coach. In 2015, he helped RB Adrian Peterson capture the NFL rushing title with 1,485 yards.
- Strength and conditioning assistant Evan Marcus was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Vikings from 2014-15.
- The Vikings hold a 10-4 advantage in the all-time series.
- These two teams last faced each other in the regular season on September 22, 2013, when the Browns stunned the Vikings 31-27 in their stadium. It was the game in which Brian Hoyer made his first start for Cleveland and Josh Gordon also returned from suspension. Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including one from punter Spencer Lanning on a fake field goal. Brian Hoyer connected with Cameron with 0:51 to go for the go-ahead score, and Gordon had 10 catches for 146 yards.
- Here are some highlights from the only time Cleveland ever played a game in London: a 1989 preseason game featuring Bernie Kosar: