Sam Bradford Reportedly Game-Time Decision vs. Steelers Due to Knee Injury


The quarterback experienced pain, swelling and discomfort in his left knee after the Vikings' season-opening win over the Saints - the same knee he had surgery on in 2013 and 2014 to fix a torn ACL. Then again, he was playing against the Saints defense, and the Steelers have a solid front seven that can take the run game away.

He'll prove to be a hard match-up for Vikings linebackers.

If you have to pick one, going with running back Le'Veon Bell might be what is best for the team. But the Vikings' defensive line, which includes backup end Brian Robinson and backup tackle Shamar Stephen, is the strength of the Minnesota defense.

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The Steelers are going to bring the pressure on Sunday and the Vikings know that.

On the other hand, the addition of rookie running back Kareem Hunt might have transformed the Kansas City offense.

It's way too early to call Sunday's Minnesota-Pittsburgh matchup a possible Super Bowl preview, but the Vikings and Steelers certainly both have playoff expectations.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to embark on their second game of the 2017 regular season schedule after coming out of Cleveland a week ago with a victory. Pittsburgh rookie linebacker T.J. Watt had two sacks and an interception last week in his National Football League debut. The Steelers need him in this one, because the Vikings present a much sterner test than Cleveland. Xavier Rhodes and linebacker? Another highlight that shocked many Steelers fans, due to Mike Tomlin's comment of not being "varsity enough", was Jesse James's 2 touchdown day. In the preseason for the Broncos, he completed 31 of 43 passes for 413 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and an impressive passer rating of 125.4. Minnesota WR Adam Thielen led the team with nine receptions and 157 yards last week. Still, there will be weeks when he'll explode for several big plays, and this could be one of them, especially of Brown runs into Rhodes and Bryant gets the chance to show off his deep speed against Vikings corner Trae Waynes. Behind a revamped offensive line, Bradford was sacked only once, and rookie Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards.

Bell held out of training camp the entire summer and got his first taste of game action all year in Week 1. Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown had 11 catches for 182 yards in Week 1.

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