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BrownsDawgPound posted a topic in THE BROWNS BOARDHi, Browns fans! Our 0-7 Cleveland Browns are in the London, England area the prepare for their NFL International Game with the 5-2 and NFC North division leading Minnesota Vikings, in both teams 16th all-time regular season meeting. Both teams begin the Week 8 Sunday schedule of the 2017 NFL Season. An entourage of 160 players, coaches, team support adminstrative staff, team broadcasting and media personnel, along with 8 pallets of team uniform and equipment, left Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and made the 9 1/2 hour non-stop trek , traveling through 10,284 miles of flight time, into London's Heathrow International Airport earlier this week. Cleveland is making team history as the Browns are playing their first ever NFL International Game both outside the United States, and the North America. Minnesota is also making their second NFL International Game in London, but their first game with the Browns in Twickenham Stadium. Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in their recent regular season visit in London, defeating the Steelers 34-27 at Wembley Stadium in Wembley, England, back on September 29, 2013. Rookie DeShone Kiser also returns as the starting QB for the Browns. Browns though will play today's game without two team icons. Both All-Pro left-tackle Joe Thomas suffered a season-ending triceps injury last Sunday with the Titans after 10,363 snaps since 2007, and former Browns offensive lineman Doug Dieken missing only his second game in 30 years as the Browns Radio Analyst because of a personal illness. Cleveland won their first ever regular season road game of the rivalry in Minnesota, as Browns Qb Brian Hoyer threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordon Cameron with 53 seconds remaining to seal the Browns 34-27 road upset over the Vikings at the Metrodome, back on September 22, 2013. Vikings however leads the all-time series entering Sunday with 11 wins and 4 losses, beginning with the Browns first game of the rivalry winning 27-17 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium back on October 31, 1965 Twickenham Stadium just hosted another NFL Game last Sunday Night in London. L.A. Rams defeated the Arizona Cardinals 33-0 back . on October 22. Browns are also using the same practice facility the Cardinals used outside London last week in preparation for their game on Sunday with the Vikings. Greg Gumbel and Trent Green are announcing the live TV game commentary simulcast on the NFL Network and the Armed Forces Broadcast Network, and over the air in both Cleveland on WOIO CBS Channel 19, and WCCO CBS Channel 4 in Minneapolis-St.Paul. Sky Sports is also simulcasting the Browns/Vikings game in Twickenham to their networks in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and also throughout Europe on EuroSport. Partly cloudy skies at 54 degrees, feels like 50 degrees, is the local game forecast inside Twickenham Stadium for the 9:35AM Eastern Standard Time, 2:35PM British Standard Time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) kickoff, along with 0% precipitation, 52% humidity, and northern winds at 11 miles per hour. Head Referee Jeff Triplette and his officiating crew are assigned by the NFL to supervise the game action with the Browns And Vikings at Twickenham Stadium today. NO injuries, try to win your first regular season game of 2017across the pond and overseas in Twickenham Stadium, before you fly back and return to Cleveland to start your bye week, and BELIEVELAND! http://www.nfl.com/network http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/injury-report.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twickenham_Stadium http://www.nfluk.com Browns Vs. Vikings Live NFL Game Centers: http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/schedule-and-events/schedule.html http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2017102900/2017/REG8/vikings@browns#menu=gameinfo&tab=preview http://www.nfl.com/crucialcatch