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Kyle Rudolph's blog: Minnesota Vikings in London

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Image: Kyle Rudolph and the Vikings are in London

Minnesota Vikings' tight end Kyle Rudolph is penning a weekly blog during the 2017 NFL season. This week, he is in London and talks injuries, the quick turnaround, facing the winless Cleveland Browns, and hints at a new celebration.

It's been a quicker trip than the last time we were here. It's more business like in that we are in-and-out and have a full practice schedule each and every day.

Last time we had a lot more free time as we came over on the Tuesday morning so this time it's just business.

It's still great to be here, I have been here a few times now and I know how hungry the UK fans are for NFL football so it's always great to bring that over.

We are playing Cleveland at the weekend and any team that is 0-7 is still just as dangerous as any team in the league.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 24:  DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns runs with the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil S
Image: Cleveland are seeking a first victory of the season having lost all seven games so far

You cannot take anybody lightly in this league. In fact, a wounded dog in the corner is way more dangerous than a nice happy dog!

At Twickenham, a new stadium for us, I am sure it will be a incredible atmosphere. I've played in London before so I know how excited everyone will be to be there and to go and do it in a new venue and so are we.

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We've done in at Wembley in the soccer stadium and now it's time to do it in a rugby stadium.

You hate to see guys get hurt but unfortunately it is part of our game and injuries happen, no one is feeling sorry for anyone.

Dalvin Cook #33 fumbles the ball while being tackled by Tavon Wilson #32 of the Detroit LionS
Image: Dalvin Cook's season is over - one of a host of NFL stars to be sidelined through injury this season

We've had to come through some things this year and I think last year going through the adversity that we did helped prepare us for it.

It is a testament to Rick [Dennison], our front office and our scouting team that they have assembled a roster that has such depth - we have had a tonne of guys step up.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass the ball in the first half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buc
Image: Case Keenum has had to step up and fill the void left by Sam Bradford, another injury hit star

Saturday night we are anxious to get going so it's about trying to get our feet up and relax and go through some last minute preparation.

We will have meetings as an offence and also as a team and then try and get a good night's rest.

This week we have a 2.30pm kick off so we have time to get up, have a nice breakfast and then we are ready to go.

You saw duck, duck goose on Monday Night Football and being over here in London I am sure all the guys will have something planned - stay tuned!

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