GAME DAY: Vikings Face Cleveland Browns Today in Minneapolis
The Minnesota Vikings (1-2) will be looking for their second straight win this afternoon in Minneapolis when they face the Cleveland Browns (2-1) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 4 of the NFL season.
After starting the 2021-22 season with road losses in Cincinnati and Arizona, the Vikings finally found the win column last Sunday, beating the Seattle Seahawks 30-17 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Browns are coming off a 26-6 win over the Chicago Bears last week in Cleveland.
The Vikings have faced the Browns 16 times, and Minnesota leads the all-time series with a 12-4-0 record. The Vikings have won five of the last six matchups, including a 33-16 win the last time the two teams faced off in 2017.
The Vikings will be without the services of wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (toe) who is 'out' for today's game. Running back Dalvin Cook (ankle), defensive tackle Michael Pierce (elbow/shoulder), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), and cornerback Kris Boyd (hamstring) are all listed by the team as 'questionable.'
For the Browns, offensive tackle Chris Hubbard and cornerback Greg Newsome are 'out' for today's game. Linebacker Sione Takitaki, center J.C. Tretter, and offensive tackle Jedrick Wills are all listed as 'questionable.'
And this from Vikings.com...
A win gets the Vikings to 2-2 and a .500 record, a notable accomplishment after an 0-2 start. If the Vikings can get a victory at home, they can almost reset a bit and look to really get some momentum going. A loss, of course, would drop Minnesota to 1-3. And while the season wouldn't be over, it would set up the fact the Vikings would have to continue to dig themselves out of a second-straight, early-season hole.
NFC North Standings
- Green Bay (2-1) vs. Steelers today
- Chicago Bears (1-2) vs. Lions today
- Minnesota Vikings (1-2) vs. Cleveland today
- Detroit Lions (0-3) at Bears today
The Vikings are 3 point underdogs
The game is set to kickoff at 12:00 PM CT. (TV: CBS, RADIO: 1240 AM & 95.3 FM WJON.)
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