Steelers, Vikings looking for legitimacy - and 2-0 starts

Steelers, Vikings looking for legitimacy - and 2-0 starts

Bradford dealt with a sore left knee this week at Winter Park, although Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said on Friday they are optimistic he will start on Sunday. If Bell could only muster 47 yards against the Browns, he probably won't eclipse that total against the vaunted Vikings defense barring a miraculous turnaround. The Vikings are a better team against the run than the Browns are, making Pittsburgh's task this week a bit hard. He completed 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns and had a career-high passer rating of 143.0.

The Steelers will need to get after him and get him off his spot as often as possible (Bradford has adequate mobility and can throw on the run but would prefer not to).

Line Play - This game could be decided by which team makes the right adjustments on the offensive line.

Also for Sunday's game, the team is optimistic that cornerback?

Minnesota was more impressive in a home win over New Orleans. But if Brown is in the slot, things could get interesting, with either Terence Newman or Mackensie Alexander tasked with slowing down the five-time Pro Bowler. But it was the offense that was the real revelation, as Sam Bradford zipped strikes to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs all night long while rookie Dalvin Cook had a huge debut running behind a revamped offensive line. They may not know until just before the game. Settling back into the normal routine of a game week surrounded by the camaraderie of his peers ranks highly on that list. Hunter (12.5) and Griffen (eight) combined for 20.5 sacks last season. He's projected for 260.2 yards, 1.61 touchdowns and 16.2 FanDuel points if he plays in Pittsburgh. The Steelers expect more from him as the team's number 2 receiver and he'll need to deliver this week, because the Vikings were the 3 best pass defense in the National Football League last season. "I'd be lying if I said my goal isn't to be on the active roster". Bryant was targeted by Ben Roethlisberger six times; the 33 percent catch rate tied for the second worst of his career. After a year in which they were closer to turnstiles than pass protectors, the line looked strong last Monday night against New Orleans.

Pittsburgh said one reason for Bell's usage - he played 43 of the team's 60 offensive snaps - was the number of penalties.

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