When the Cleveland Browns traveled to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in Week 4, it was a homecoming for Coach Kevin Stefanski.
Prior to taking the Browns coaching job in 2020, he worked within the Vikings organization for 14 years.
When he left the Vikings, he was the offensive coordinator.
With so much time spent in Minnesota, Stefanski definitely has an inside track to the best food in the area.
Even though he didn’t leave the hotel while the Browns were in town, he managed to treat the team to a dinner at one of his favorite Minnesota restaurants.
It is called Revival Restaurant, located in Minneapolis and open since 2015.
Back in Minnesota, #Browns coach Kevin Stefanski told me last night he didn’t even leave the hotel (standard in COVID times). But he did get one of his go-to spots, @RevivalFriedChx, to cater team dinner. He joked (?): “I need to work out basically, because I got after it.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 3, 2021
The restaurant has remained mum about the catering order beyond retweeting Tom Pelissero’s tweet.
However, a spokesman for Twist Davis Group told bringmetothenews.com what the team ate.
“They enjoyed fried chicken, ribs, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and collard greens.”
The Meal Revived The Defense
We could argue that the meal fueled the defense which really did not need a revival.
The Browns defense has been on a tear for two straight games.
Myles Garrett had a record-breaking week for sacks against the Chicago Bears.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has been consistently great every time he hits the field.
The #Browns currently rank 2nd in the NFL in total defense.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 5, 2021
The Offense Needs Revival
This will not be a doom and gloom report on the offense.
Things did not look great for Mayfield on Sunday.
#Browns John Johnson III said on the sideline they could tell Baker Mayfield was frustrated but they made sure they kept his head up and they know he'll be able to bounce back from the performance.
"I don't think it was that terrible, it was good enough to win the game."
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) October 4, 2021
It is a long season ahead, and the offense will figure things out as it goes.
There is a big test against the Los Angeles Chargers for Week 5.
Justin Herbert can rack up points so both sides of the ball will be tested on Sunday.
In the meantime, the Browns are 3-1.
Baker Mayfield needs to be better.
He's given ample evidence he can be.
The fact that the Browns beat the Vikings with him having a bad game is a good sign not a bad one.
6 will bounce back. pic.twitter.com/kp9DHgIleU
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) October 3, 2021
Minus a few bad plays at Kansas City, they could be undefeated.
Browns fans are well aware that things could be so much worse.