The Minnesota Vikings (6-2) beat the Cleveland Browns (0-8) 33-16 today in London to retain sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

The Browns had the lead as late as the third quarter before the Vikings pulled away for good. Next week the Vikings will enjoy their Week 9 bye, allowing for some banged up players extra time to heal.

Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum was 27 of 43 for 288 yards and two TDs. Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon carried the ball 14 times for 50 yards and a touchdown. Adam Thielen was the leading Minnesota receiver with 5 catches for 98 yards.

Week 8 NFC Standings

  1. Minnesota Vikings (6-2)
  2. Green Bay Packers (4-3)
  3. Detroit Lions (3-4)
  4. Chicago Bears (3-5)

Minnesota's Week 10 opponent will be the Redskins in Washington on Sunday, November 12th.

Skol Vikings!