Explained: The Vikings Invitation to London

Oct 29, 2017; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates after scoring on an 18-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL International Series game at Twickenham Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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This is Episode 41 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to daily Minnesota Vikings analysis. This episode examines Minnesota’s selection to play in London against the Saints in October.

Particularly, matchup history, quarterbacks, and the bye week are discussed.

Email any feedback — especially constructive criticism — to d.baker@vikingsterritory.com.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).


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