Pittsburgh has won three of its last four meetings with Minnesota but the two are both 2-2 against the spread in those four games. "I'm sure he would say he could do better on some things, but he did some good things as well".
Bradford's absence in Pittsburgh sparked a number of reports from different "Insiders", some saying that the Vikings' quarterback had an MRI, some saying his discomfort related to damage done to Bradford's knee from two ACL surgeries and another on Monday from NFL Network's Tom Pelissaro stating that Bradford simply had a bone bruise.
"We're playing whoever's out there", Shazier said. "We're better in some instances, whether it's our technique and execution".
Through two games past year the Steelers had a grand total of one sack. "The whole day was very emotional". Brett Favre had a couple of turnovers returned for touchdowns, and the Vikings lost. A blocked punt recovered in the end zone gave Pittsburgh their first lead, and Ben Roethlisberger tossed two touchdowns to tight end Jesse James. In the end, the team racked up only 237 yards of total offense to Pittsburgh's 335.
Bryant found separation from cornerback Terence Newman on the crossing pattern for the first-quarter score.
Each of the Steelers' touchdown drives were aided by long pass interference penalties on the Vikings.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin grew salty discussing running back Le'Veon Bell this week.
It should be noted that the Vikings also struggled at home late last season, going 2-3 at U.S. Bank Stadium during a 3-8 finish. The defense, which held Vikings' rookie running back Dalvin Cook in check, made life miserable for quarterback Case Keenum by getting constant pressure on him.
That allowed fullback C.J. Ham, a 2011 Duluth Denfeld graduate, to score on his first career National Football League carry.
Those who were clutching pearls over the celebration and holding that responsible for the flags that left the Steelers opting for Chris Boswell's point-after kick instead of a two-point try were wrong to do so. It was set up by a 51-yard catch by Bryant, who finished with three catches for 91 yards.
"We were going to call that on the two-point conversion", Smith-Schuster said.
"Even quarters", he added. Yeah. We got beat. While they were second against the run at the time, they were 31 against the pass. "We don't take anything lightly". The Vikings offensive line had trouble giving Keenum time in the pocket, and the results were often checkdowns that went nowhere. The defense had penalties on key third and fourth down plays that would have got them off the field. In week 1, the Vikings were more dominant in their throttling of the high-powered New Orleans Saints offense.
LB Bud Dupree and S Sean Davis, who were out with injuries were full participants in Friday's practice and could be seen hitting the field on Sunday. "We have a lot of room to grow and improve". "Bump over and get in better alignment"'.
Yes, it's only two games. It's still really early in the season.