It doesn’t get much worse than losing to a team that has all but given up a season just three weeks in.
The Vikings had that unpleasant distinction on Sunday, when they dropped a 31-27 decision to the Cleveland Browns at home in Minneapolis to fall to 0-3 on the year.
Cleveland had appeared to enter full-on tank mode last week when it traded away Trent Richardson, the team’s top draft pick just a year ago, but a running back by committee strategy was enough to get it done against the struggling Vikes. Six players rushed the ball for the Browns — none carrying more than eight times — including former Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer, who threw three interceptions but also connected on three touchdowns in his first career NFL start.
The Browns also held Adrian Peterson to just 88 yards on the ground, his lowest total since Week 16 of last season, and the running back’s young daughter was one of many frustrated Minnesota fans after the game.
Check out her take on the outcome in the tweet below.