Bradford out for Vikings, Keenum steps in at Pittsburgh

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen safety Harrison Smith and outside linebacker Anthony Barr  AP

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen safety Harrison Smith and outside linebacker Anthony Barr AP

Since then he has gone 9-7 as a starter. The Steelers won three from December, 2001 to October, 2009.

So far this season, Shaan is 1-0 picking the results of Minnesota Vikings games.

In Week 1 the Bengals were trashed 20-0 by the Baltimore Ravens, and Andy Dalton was only able to average 5.5 yards per pass through the game, accumulating an horrendous 28.4 passer rating. They passed 36 times and ran it just 17. While his status remains week-to-week, he isn't expected to be on the field against the Vikings. Maybe star RB Le'Veon Bell will be more impactful after not reporting until September 1; he had 32 yards on the ground last week, tying a career low. He was limited by a knee injury this week and could be at less than 100% percent against the Steelers. Until Bradford is healthy again, they will have to rely on Keenum's arm. To do that, they first must stop Bell. He may need to do the same to slow down Brown. No pre-snap penalties in the hostile surroundings. The Steelers are going to bring the pressure on Sunday and the Vikings know that.

Against Saints' cornerback, De'Vante Harris, Diggs caught seven of his eight targets for 93 yards and two touchdowns. This is the reason the Steelers traded for Haden - to match up with other team's top receivers.

The Vikings have a pretty good quarterback too, but he's had some knee problems sneak up on him leading into Sunday. Antonio Brown will line up across from Pro Bowler Xavier Rhodes, who did a great job keeping Michael Thomas quiet earlier this week. Is this how the Vikings are going to be every week or was it just the Saints defense?

The Vikings defense/special teams is another to consider sitting in Week 2. Even if Rhodes can keep Brown in check, it's hard to imagine Bell struggling for a second straight week. Steelers are 10-2 at home when Bryant plays. Bryant was quiet in his first game since January 2016. He will be paid at least $27,000 as a member of the 53-player roster.

In a surprisingly close contest, the Steelers barely held off Cleveland 21-18 in the season opener for both games. Behind a revamped offensive line, Bradford was sacked only once, and rookie Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards. He also had three receptions for 26 yards.

Haden ended the game with six tackles, one defended pass, and a sack. He has 31.5 sacks since 2014, fifth in the NFL.

In total, Haden gave up 109 passing yards on Sunday. He is 32-15 vs. the NFC. The Browns entered the game with a little bit of swagger.

Sam Bradford walked onto the turf at Heinz Field, threw a small number of passes, didn't run or cut, and walked off with athletic trainer Eric Sugarman.

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