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Headline from the last meeting between the Vikings and Browns: Third-string QB Hoyer helps Browns stun Vikings

Looks like Kizer is getting the start.

Let's hope the Vikings are taking this game seriously.

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Cleveland will be without LT Joe Thomas and I just read that Myles Garrett was placed into concussion protocol today. You'd think it'd be shocking for him to get the green light to play on Sunday. Something to keep an eye on. He's a beast.

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Cleveland will be without LT Joe Thomas and I just read that Myles Garrett was placed into concussion protocol today. You'd think it'd be shocking for him to get the green light to play on Sunday. Something to keep an eye on. He's a beast.

Kinda hope he plays, I never see any Browns games up here, and he is special. But then again, I'd rather have a win before the bye.


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3:30am Kickoff here in Hawaii. Do I sleep and wakeup for the game or do I just stay up all night?

How to Watch the Vikings and Browns This Sunday

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I am really looking forward to a Vikings victory in London. It's another opportunity for the defense to prove how truly great it is. SKOL!

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This should be a good game for morale. Should be an easy win, *should be*.

EDIT - Bridgwater may be active in London, reports about slippery grass concerns not true. Also, Case is suffering a chest injury?

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3:30am Kickoff here in Hawaii. Do I sleep and wakeup for the game or do I just stay up all night?

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ughhh that sucks :lol: I say stay up all night

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3:30am Kickoff here in Hawaii. Do I sleep and wakeup for the game or do I just stay up all night?

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If it was me I would eat a big meal and try to nap around 10. Wake up at 1:30 and get a good pregame buzz going.

With it being 9:30 for me, I'm just gonna have whisky for breakfast :thumbsup:


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Headline from the last meeting between the Vikings and Browns: Third-string QB Hoyer helps Browns stun Vikings

Let's hope the Vikings are taking this game seriously.

That game was Hoyer vs. Ponder. Hoyer was better by a significant margin. I remember posting the pictures to prove it.

Ditto on your last point!!!


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Let's hope the Vikings are taking this game seriously.

You're kidding, right?

The Vikings aren't even going to "do London." All I've read about is that they're going there for football and nothing else.

This team is focused. They're motivated. They're in first place, and they have the experience of last year's disaster to draw from. That's not to say they won't lose another game. But if they do, I highly doubt it will be because they don't take an opponent seriously.

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Let's hope the Vikings are taking this game seriously.

You're kidding, right?

The Vikings aren't even going to "do London." All I've read about is that they're going there for football and nothing else.

This team is focused. They're motivated. They're in first place, and they have the experience of last year's disaster to draw from. That's not to say they won't lose another game. But if they do, I highly doubt it will be because they don't take an opponent seriously.


I hope so. This is a good test for this team. See how focused they really are. If you remember last year, I think the team started believing the hype. The shirts came out and it was downhill from there.

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Miles Garrett isn't traveling to London.

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808vikingsfan wrote:
Let's hope the Vikings are taking this game seriously.

You're kidding, right?

The Vikings aren't even going to "do London." All I've read about is that they're going there for football and nothing else.

This team is focused. They're motivated. They're in first place, and they have the experience of last year's disaster to draw from. That's not to say they won't lose another game. But if they do, I highly doubt it will be because they don't take an opponent seriously.


I hope so. This is a good test for this team. See how focused they really are. If you remember last year, I think the team started believing the hype. The shirts came out and it was downhill from there.

Everything I'm seeing, hearing and reading from the team indicates to me that they are determined not to let that happen this year.

Here's where I'm optimistic. In 2015, the Vikings won by playing well late in games. Last year, they didn't play well at the end of games, and it cost them at least 3 wins, maybe more. This year, they're playing some of their best football in the fourth quarter.

I believe this team is going to take advantage of an overmatched rookie quarterback in London. I look for a dominant win.

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3:30am Kickoff here in Hawaii. Do I sleep and wakeup for the game or do I just stay up all night?

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Yeah it really sucks. I would sleep a few hours. I'm going to miss the game, I need to be up early on Sunday. At least it's only the Browns...


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808vikingsfan wrote:
3:30am Kickoff here in Hawaii. Do I sleep and wakeup for the game or do I just stay up all night?

How to Watch the Vikings and Browns This Sunday
If it was me I would eat a big meal and try to nap around 10. Wake up at 1:30 and get a good pregame buzz going.

With it being 9:30 for me, I'm just gonna have whisky for breakfast :thumbsup:

Lmao. Nothing like a good ol food coma for a nap.
Here's hoping that the Vikings are treating this as a business trip.

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808vikingsfan wrote:
3:30am Kickoff here in Hawaii. Do I sleep and wakeup for the game or do I just stay up all night?

How to Watch the Vikings and Browns This Sunday
If it was me I would eat a big meal and try to nap around 10. Wake up at 1:30 and get a good pregame buzz going.

With it being 9:30 for me, I'm just gonna have whisky for breakfast :thumbsup:



Good to see you back, DK.

This would be a good week for bloody Marys.

9:30 for me too; I personally love that. doesn't take my whole day and I'm an early riser anyways.


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Good to see you back, DK.

This would be a good week for bloody Marys.

9:30 for me too; I personally love that. doesn't take my whole day and I'm an early riser anyways.


Hate to be nosey, but are you not in Texas anymore?

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Good to see you back, DK.

This would be a good week for bloody Marys.

9:30 for me too; I personally love that. doesn't take my whole day and I'm an early riser anyways.


Hate to be nosey, but are you not in Texas anymore?
He better not be committing username fraud.

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Good to see you back, DK.

This would be a good week for bloody Marys.

9:30 for me too; I personally love that. doesn't take my whole day and I'm an early riser anyways.


Hate to be nosey, but are you not in Texas anymore?
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Asking cause he said game was at 9:30 but that is eastern time. Should be 8:30 in Texas.

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So the Browns traveled to London today. Seems like they are setting themselves up to fail. Just one full day to get acclimated to the time change and the pitch.
Also, I thought it was encouraged that the home team go early and establish themselves over there.

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So the Browns traveled to London today. Seems like they are setting themselves up to fail. Just one full day to get acclimated to the time change and the pitch.
Also, I thought it was encouraged that the home team go early and establish themselves over there.


Wait, they just got there TODAY? WTH.

Honestly, if the Vikings lose to an 0-7 Browns with a terrible, turnover machine in rookie QB Kizer without Joe Thomas and Miles Garrett...it would be incredibly embarrassing. The Browns are worse this week than they have been all season, which is staggering. The Vikings obviously can't mail it in but...get the win, get out (healthy) and move on.

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Asking cause he said game was at 9:30 but that is eastern time. Should be 8:30 in Texas.



I am, indeed, in TX still. Thanks for the heads up! My DVR is set, but even so, I am glad to have the correction! :thumbsup:


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Everson on Joe Thomas' replacement and his tendency to jump offsides:

http://zonecoverage.com/2017/vikings/ev ... le-slower/

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Preview:

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A bit surprising:
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Minnesota has blitzed on just 23.2 percent of opponent dropbacks this season, the sixth-lowest rate in the league.

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A bit surprising:
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Minnesota has blitzed on just 23.2 percent of opponent dropbacks this season, the sixth-lowest rate in the league.
That doesn't surprise me at all. It seems like they blitz much less this season. I wonder why that is? My first thought would be Zimmer doesn't trust his secondary so he needs more in coverage...

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A bit surprising:
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Minnesota has blitzed on just 23.2 percent of opponent dropbacks this season, the sixth-lowest rate in the league.
That doesn't surprise me at all. It seems like they blitz much less this season. I wonder why that is? My first thought would be Zimmer doesn't trust his secondary so he needs more in coverage...

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Or he trusts his front four a whole lot.

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That doesn't surprise me at all. It seems like they blitz much less this season. I wonder why that is? My first thought would be Zimmer doesn't trust his secondary so he needs more in coverage...

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Or he trusts his front four a whole lot.


Even with the 6th lowest blitz rate, the Vikings are ranked #7 in sacks/pg. Good luxury to have.

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