WIN AND MOVE ON

It took the Vikings, with an interception and missed tackles, a while to get going against the winless Browns. But Minnesota turned it on late, with the help of some bad Browns penalties, and won 33-16 to improve to 6-2 heading into a bye week. It’s worth mentioning here: Kai Forbath, who missed an extra point last week, had one blocked Sunday.

MANO-A-MANO

Vikings DE Everson Griffen vs. Browns LT Spence Drango

WHO WON?

Drango came this-close to snapping Griffen’s sacks streak, impressive as a Joe Thomas replacement. Griffen did get one in the final minutes.

PLAY OF THE GAME

TOO EASY

Ibraheim Campbell and Jamar Taylor probably weren’t seatmates on the flight back. Their busted coverage left Adam Thielen as open in the end zone as one can be on a go-route. Taylor, expecting deep help, let Thielen go, but Campbell misread the play, leaving Thielen to make the flat-footed catch.

 

THE QUOTE

“As a kid growing up, I couldn’t ever imagine playing in an NFL game in London.”

— Case Keenum