The Vikings (0-2) are coming off a last-second loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field and the Browns (0-2) are coming off a road loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The two teams haven't met since 2009 and the last time the Browns came to Minneapolis was in 2005. The Vikings won 24-12, but very few players remain in the league that played in that game..
Best Individual Matchup
The best individual matchup is Greg Jennings vs. Joe Haden. Jennings is a very good receiver and Haden is a very good corner. Haden has shutdown ability and Jennings has the skill set to beat shutdown corners. Whether or not his quarterback can him the ball is another question.
Keys to a Vikings Victory
No. 1 - Take care of business. The Vikings should be heavily favored at home against a team starting the opening day third-string quarterback. Also, the Browns two best playmakers on offense have not played a down yet this season. The Vikings just need to do what they do, get on top early and give them every opportunity to quit. There only needs to be one key.
Outlook: The Browns have nothing to lose and the Vikings are in desperate need of a victory. The Browns will rely on veteran running back Willis McGahee, who was signed off the streets Thursday to take pressure off its offensive line and quarterback. Quarterback Brian Hoyer's best receiver is Josh Gordon, who is fresh off a two-game suspension. The Vikings will have moments on offense, but will get stuck with three field and a touchdown. The Browns will score a late touchdown to make the score look better than it was. Vikings 16, Browns 7.