Vikings crush Cleveland, hit the bye at 6-2

Minnesota, surprisingly, trailed at the half before dominating the final two quarters.

Away from a tipped ball for an interception and a long kick return, the Vikings defense and special teams pretty much shut down the Browns as the Vikings won in London, 33-16 Sunday. 

Minnesota hits the bye week now with a record of 6-2, good for first place in the NFC North – and the second-best record in the NFC pending how the Eagles (6-1) do at home against the 49ers later Sunday. 

Here's what you need to now from the Vikes' win: 

  • Everson Griffen picked up his 10th sack of the season. He has a sack in every game so far. 
  • Case Keenum: 27-of-43, 288 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • Adam Thielen: 5 catches, 98 yards, 1 TD
  • Kyle Rudolph: 6 catches, 27 yards, 1 TD
  • Stefon Diggs: 4 catches, 27 yards in his first game after missing the last two with a groin injury. 
  • Jerick McKinnon: 50 rush yards, 1 rushing TD, 6 catches for 72 yards
  • Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson each had a sack. 
  • Kai Forbath: 3 made field goals
  • Vikings had the ball for 37 minutes and 7 seconds of the 60-minute game. 

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