Vikings win, Browns remain winless in London

AP

The Browns played perhaps their best game of the season today in London, but the Browns’ best is not good enough.

Despite taking a halftime lead, Cleveland faded in the second half and Minnesota won 33-16.

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum showed once again that he is, surprisingly, one of this year’s best free agent signings. Keenum completed 27 of 43 passes for 288 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception.

Cleveland’s offense remains a mess. DeShone Kizer did manage to avoid turnovers, but he completed just 15 of 31 passes for 142 yards. To add injury to insult, the Browns lost running back/receiver Duke Johnson to a suspected concussion late in the game.

The Browns fall to 0-8 and are the first team since the 1993-1994 Bengals to lose their first eight games two years in a row. The Vikings improve to 6-2 and are the clear favorites to win the NFC North. Not bad for a team led by a quarterback who signed a one-year, $2 million contract this offseason.

100 responses to “Vikings win, Browns remain winless in London

  1. A lot of people will say “it’s just the Browns”, but Vike’s fans will know how important this one was. I guarentee that 90% of Vikings fans were worried about this game, as I was. We love losing games we’re supposed to win. I still don’t know how I feel about getting Teddy back on the field after the bye with Keenum winning game after game. I’m not saying he’s the long term answer by any means, but I don’t see a massive need to get Teddy back onto the field asap. We’re winning, and scoring a lot.

    TLDR: Please keep winning. I love you Vikings. Love me back for once.

  2. Only someone with a morbid curiosity in rock bottom ratings would send the Browns to London for a 9:30 am ET game. The league office is a clown college.

  3. Class of the NFC represented well overseas. Case hit hard once or twice and didn’t throw the F word all over the defenders. #1 seed is the next goal. Bridgewater can get us there after our bye.

  4. Vikings award game balls to Zane Gonzalez and Gregg Williams, author of the 36-minute defense. This is the eighth time Gregg has received a game ball.

  5. GB fans that live in Wisconsin will understand this quote by Wayne Larivee.

    “And there is your dagger”

    He said that twice this year, when Erin was on the ground in Minnesota to gb “fans”, and today again to gb fans when the Vikes took care of business in London.

    Skol🙏Skol🙏Skol🙏Skol🙏

  6. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    October 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    It’s funny listening to the fans cheer at the wrong time. It’s like watching a Vikings home game.
    ———————-
    So this is all the packer faithful have this year.
    Meaningless drivel.

    Have fun discount double break.

  7. Browns were like an overmatched boxer who came out swinging and landed some decent blows….but lost energy and focus once the match got to crunch time. That defense was tired the last quarter and a half. And once the Vikings D adjusted to the quick passes in the flats….it was over Johnny!

  8. Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.

  9. What is often overlooked in the NFL is how gracefully some of these guys are able to land after being hit. Kizer was annihilated on a roleout to his right and bounced straight up. Keenum received a vicious pile drive into the turf and was fine after he caught his breath.

  10. All these Packer trolls are running real scared.

    Their matchup against the Browns is coming up December 10th in a real home game for the Browns.

    The Browns will be favored.

  11. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    I knew this was a trap game for the Browns. They were looking ahead to get win number 2 and overlooked this Vikings squad that has mediocre written all over them.
    —-

    LOL..packer fans resorting to call other team mediocre. HA!!!!

  12. Irony defined:

    stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.

    ——————–
    She says while commenting on another team’s article.

  13. Great win Vikings!

    Lets pick up where we left off after the Bye week as the Lions may play catch up.

  14. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.
    _________________________________

    Hilarious. You and your fellow Packer trolls continue to clutter up the Vikings threads in some lame attempt to stay relevant. And like I keep saying about the Green Bay Rodgers, nobody cares!

  15. Wow… looked dominating against a 0-7 team with a twice benched rookie QB…. pssh. Good luck in your next 7 games, five on the road. You Minny HaHa fans get down right froggy when Green Bay has a hiccup year. Well jump… lets see what you got come January, I smell another futile Play off performance. 0-57 boys, 0-57!

  16. “The Browns played perhaps their best game of the season today…”

    Mr. Smith, you might want to consider the Brown/Steeler game (21-18) or the Brown/Colt game (31-28) as better outings for the Browns. The final score was a lot closer and the Browns scored more points.

    Just a thought…

  17. stellarperformance says:

    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Stella

    We’re not interested in your team – your team is irrelevant.

    We’re just busting the chops of the Packer trolls posting on the Viking threads.

    As a Packers owner, don’t you need to be spending your time researching draft picks right now?

  18. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.
    ============================
    Psst. Hey “stellar”. You’re in a Vikings thread.

  19. These are the scary games. The good team should have no problem beating the bad teams, but the good teams have trouble winning at times. Playing down to the competition??

  20. First team since the Bengals to lose first 8 games two years in a row. Probably an Ohio problem as Ohio still is an o-fer in Super Bowl wins also. In related news the Browns suck yet again.

  21. GB fans are hilarious, and definitely cheap entertainment (both you fans and your team)

    When will you finally see that outside of GB, nobody cares about your team? Unless you count the upper nfl offices in New York, but that is a different story.

    You’re team is irrelevant, and in the first game, your team wasn’t doing anything (hence why our defense was in your backfield more that Erin) you are constantly in other teams threads so you can try and keep your team at the forefront. Look at all the message boards on every major site, and you will see that outside of yourselves, nobody cares about the packers, NOBODY.

    Yes, we will see you again next year, and it will be the same result, your QB on the ground, and your score lower than ours. Get used to it.

    Skol🙏Skol🙏Skol🙏Skol🙏

  22. Hey even Stellar crawled out of his hole for this one. Funny to see packer trolls comment on every Viking post, guess it’s all they have left. Sure hope Rodgers plays in the rematch, tickets are so cheap to that game right now it’s going to be like another home game for the Vikings

  23. pkrh8tr says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    tokyosandblaster says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    I knew this was a trap game for the Browns. They were looking ahead to get win number 2 and overlooked this Vikings squad that has mediocre written all over them.
    —-

    LOL..packer fans resorting to call other team mediocre. HA!!!!

    ____________

    Mediocre would be a significant improvement for the Packers

  24. Classic trap game, but must tip the cap to the Browns, Their defense is missing key people and still gave the Vikings a game until they ran out of steam. With all those picks next year and a young roster, the future is looking bright, hang in there Cleveland.

  25. Why can’t my Packers play the Vikings as good as the Browns did? Maybe the Browns are better.

  26. Nice W vike’s. Apologies on behalf of all of these FAKE pack fans. They know who they are. Hat’s off too Zim and company on building a great team. We could learn allot over hear in wisconson. Go pack

  27. Big difference between baby whiner Rodger and grown up Keenum. This is why Vikings keep winning and Packers keep losing. Vikings always better team with better fans and better football. How you like that?

  28. This was an awful ragged game and injuries are starting to show on the oline. I am glad to get away with the win and head into a bye. Every win counts the same. And for everyone trolling the thread and bashing the Vikes, make some notes you will see this team at some point.

    BTW am the only one who thinks they dialed up that blitz to Griffins side to help him get that sack to keep his streak alive? He was handled pretty well most of the game. I expected a little more from him this game.

  29. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.
    ——————-
    Oh really. But I noticed YOU & the other PFT regulars woke up early from your Saturday night Grain Belt hangovers to watch this game. So WHO’S interested in the other’s team?

  30. Hilarious. Big win over an equally talented team and all the Viking fans are still talking about the Packers. That little brother syndrome is tough to get past.

  31. Ponytail Girl

    That’s a good point on the Packer trolls getting up from their drunken stupor to watch the Vikings.

    Of course, they no longer have an NFL caliber team in Wisconsin…

    How quickly they jump off the Packers bandwagon!

  32. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow

    ****

    Says the Pack fan on a vikings article about a win over the browns.

  33. tjacks7 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    What is often overlooked in the NFL is how gracefully some of these guys are able to land after being hit. Kizer was annihilated on a roleout to his right and bounced straight up. Keenum received a vicious pile drive into the turf and was fine after he caught his breath.
    ————————————————————
    Troll Rating: All Pro

  34. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious.
    —-
    pkrlvr says:
    October 29, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    Hilarious.

    —–

    glad the packer trolls are enjoying themselves today instead of watch another loss by their erinless team.

  35. You mean Aaron Rodgers? THE Aaron Rodgers? The guy whose absence is the sole reason the Vikings are where they’re at… Yeah, that Aaron Rodgers…he’s fine. All you Vikie clowns better be sending him a Christmas card.

  36. gtodriver says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    All these Packer trolls are running real scared
    ———
    Yes, they will run and hide just like they did after Green Bay’s loos to the Saints last Sunday.

  37. This Viking team is so fun to watch because the players are genuine and are having fun out there and it shows. How it must suck to have to cheer for a team where the only star player is more concerned about his calculated Hollywood image above all else even so far as to bald face lie on tv. A player who routinely throws his teammates under the bus and is disliked in his own locker room.

  38. marvin1958 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    You mean Aaron Rodgers? THE Aaron Rodgers? The guy whose absence is the sole reason the Vikings are where they’re at… Yeah, that Aaron Rodgers…he’s fine. All you Vikie clowns better be sending him a Christmas card.

    —————————–

    I love the fact that Packer fans are finally admitting their team is absolutely NOTHING to worry about without Rodgers. They finally realize the Packers are little more than a JV team without him.

  39. pkrlvr says:
    October 29, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    Hilarious. Big win over an equally talented team and all the Viking fans are still talking about the Packers. That little brother syndrome is tough to get past.

    ————————–

    Sorry to hear you think that 0-7 Browns team is superiorly talented to the Packers too.

  40. Vikes can play better but give Cleveland some credit and these trips to London aren’t easy with the extracurricular events involved.
    As for Marvin – why would the Vikings fans waste time and money sending Aaron Rodgers a Christmas card? Besides we wouldn’t know where to send it in the first place. We don’t have his Hollywood address. And when Teddy rehabbed he stayed in the TC.But then Teddy isn’t a diva QB either.

  41. marvin1958 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    You mean Aaron Rodgers? THE Aaron Rodgers? The guy whose absence is the sole reason the Vikings are where they’re at… Yeah, that Aaron Rodgers…he’s fine. All you Vikie clowns better be sending him a Christmas card.
    ——————————
    I bet Erin gets more Christmas cards from Vikings fans than from his family.

  42. tokyomanblaster says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    I knew this was a trap game for the Browns. They were looking ahead to get win number 2 and overlooked this Vikings squad that has mediocre written all over them.
    —————————
    Week 14 is the Browns trap game. They need to be careful.

  43. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    gtodriver says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    All these Packer trolls are running real scared
    ———
    Yes, they will run and hide just like they did after Green Bay’s loos to the Saints last Sunday.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Big talkers. The Vikings have accomplished exactly one thing so far this season. One thing. They won one of their bI-annual SuperBowls. That’s it. Packer fans know all of you are biting your nails wondering how exactly the Vikings will screw up the silver platter scenario laid out before them. The Charlie Browns of the NFL. Wanting it, needing it, and having the ball pulled away just when they think they’re going to get it. It’s great entertainment.

    Thank you for that.

  44. Wow, Minnesotans are big-mouths when the truth is that real teams like the Seahawks or Cowboys would EASILY crush their team! Enjoy being the worthless fly-over state you are, where the only thing of note is a shopping mall! LOL

  45. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    October 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    gtodriver says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    All these Packer trolls are running real scared
    ———
    Yes, they will run and hide just like they did after Green Bay’s loos to the Saints last Sunday.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Big talkers. The Vikings have accomplished exactly one thing so far this season. One thing. They won one of their bI-annual SuperBowls. That’s it. Packer fans know all of you are biting your nails wondering how exactly the Vikings will screw up the silver platter scenario laid out before them. The Charlie Browns of the NFL. Wanting it, needing it, and having the ball pulled away just when they think they’re going to get it. It’s great entertainment

    /////////////////////////

    Wow, you sound very bitter. Sorry for your loss. I for one am not biting my nails, I know how this scenario is going to play out. The North is between the Vikings and Lions. The packers are irrelevant which makes you and your post irrelevant. You need to take a break. Its beautiful outside, take a walk. There will always be next year.

  46. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the NFC North does against the Browns. They are a young team with talent. Their future is in their coaches hands.

  47. cosportsfan1305 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm
    Wow, Minnesotans are big-mouths when the truth is that real teams like the Seahawks or Cowboys would EASILY crush their team! Enjoy being the worthless fly-over state you are, where the only thing of note is a shopping mall! LOL

    /////////////////

    Thats good, let it out. You have to face the anger to begin the healing.

  48. It’s great going into the bye week with a win knowing your team is postured for future success. Otherwise, you might as well live in cheesetown.

  49. Cosportsfan1305 Umm the Cowboys have had their chance to crush the Vikings a few times in recent years. And they couldn’t do it. As far as the Seahawks they too aren’t on the schedule either. But the last time they played they couldn’t crush the Vikings either. You don’t sound like you follow the NFL too close.

  50. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    Hilarious. Viking fans are still more interested in the Packers than their own team. Even now. Wow.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Definition of IRONIC.

    Packer fan on a Viking/Browns post.

  51. flviking says:
    October 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    Wow, you sound very bitter. Sorry for your loss. I for one am not biting my nails, I know how this scenario is going to play out. The North is between the Vikings and Lions. The packers are irrelevant which makes you and your post irrelevant. You need to take a break. Its beautiful outside, take a walk. There will always be next year.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Bitter? Hardly. Unlike a Viking fan, I’ve enjoyed SuperBowl victories firsthand and been present at some of the most iconic games in the history of the NFL, including the Ice Bowl. If I died tomorrow I’d have no regrets as a lifelong Packer fan. This year is nothing more than an unexpected setback, not the end of the world. This year isn’t over until it’s over. Packer fans know that. If it does end in defeat, I will take that walk you suggested and be fine. The pressure is on you guys, not us. If the Vikings can’t win it all this year, well, they may never. You might die never knowing what it feels like.

    By the way……..the Vikings have to win everything all the way to and including the SuperBowl, or it’s a choke-job. Your rules.

  52. Hey Stella

    The Viking/Packer game has been the Packers SB since the late 60’s.

    You know, that period when your team went 25 consecutive full regulation seasons without a single TD in the playoffs. 19 non winning seasons will cause a fan base to consider winning a regular season game so important.

    And you know that history is about to repeat itself.

  53. The Dark Years made Packer fans what they are today, like the extreme pressure required to make diamonds. If the Vikings had endured hard times like that, the franchise would’ve moved if folded it both. Plus, the Vikings and the Packers went 15-14, and 14-15 against each other for those two decades. That’s not exactly something to cheer about.

    In the meantime, the Vikings earned a stranglehold on the all-time NFL record for not only the most postseason losses in the history of the game, but the NFL record for the most one-and-done postseason appearances as well! That’s pretty noteworthy.

    I wonder if they can add to both resumes this year?

  54. icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    October 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm
    Stella, it’s a game…stop taking it so seriously.
    //////////////////////////

    Relax. I can take it and dish it.

  55. marvin1958 says:
    October 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    You mean Aaron Rodgers? THE Aaron Rodgers? The guy whose absence is the sole reason the Vikings are where they’re at… Yeah, that Aaron Rodgers…he’s fine. All you Vikie clowns better be sending him a Christmas card.

    __________

    I’m sending him a box of screws.

  56. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    “. The pressure is on you guys, not us. If the Vikings can’t win it all this year, well, they may never.”

    ***

    Do my eyes betray me? Is stellarperformae considering the Vikings….Super Bowl contenders???? Apparently this year is our ticket to the Super Bowl! Dilly dilly!

  57. stellarperformance says:

    The Dark Years made Packer fans what they are today, like the extreme pressure required to make diamonds. If the Vikings had endured hard times like that, the franchise would’ve moved if folded it both. Plus, the Vikings and the Packers went 15-14, and 14-15 against each other for those two decades. That’s not exactly something to cheer about.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Stella

    Those dark years turned you into lumps of coal, not diamonds.

    There is no pressure in losing games consistently. Pressure happens when you are expected to win.

    Glad you brought up the Packer/Viking game records of the 70’s and 80’s (you forgot to include the late 60’s and early 90’s though).

    It just proves the point that it was during that era that those games became to be known as the Packers SB.

    “Well, at least we beat the Vikings.” was the Packers battle cry each and every season for 25 years in Packerland!!!

  58. I got an idea. Vikings fans….lets not insult the Packer fans. They lost the best player in the NFL. He is a big reason why they are successful. The Packers have more history of success. Lets leave it be.

    Packer fans…lets not Troll the Vikings fan. They are in first place right now and you aren’t.

  59. stellarperformance says:
    October 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    October 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm
    Stella, it’s a game…stop taking it so seriously.
    //////////////////////////

    Relax. I can take it and dish it.
    —————————

    No…..you can’t take it. That’s what makes it entertaining.

  60. Good win, 6-2 going into the bye week the Vikings are in good shape for the second half. But the packer fanatics need to stop. Aaron the lying diva, Barr didn’t give you the suck it sign. Rather Barr mocked Rodgers celebration with the belt sign. Not only a liar but what a whiner. I have no respect for Aaron Rodgers. 15 days later he has the faithful whining like it happened yesterday.Because they know what the second half looks like for them without Rodgers. The season was over for the packers and their fans in the middle of October. Now go drink some Grape Crush Aaron.

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