PITTSBURGH STEELERS

RECORD (1-0)
CONFERENCE RECORD (1-0)
NEXT OPPONENT  at Chicago Bears

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

RECORD (1-0)
CONFERENCE RECORD (1-0)
NEXT OPPONENT  vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

GAME INFORMATION:

GAME TIME  1:00 p.m.
LOCATION  Pittsburgh, PA
STADIUM  Heinz Field
NETWORK  FOX
LINE  PIT -7
OVER/UNDER  45

KEY PLAYER: Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben didn’t have his best game against the Browns one week ago. With only 263 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception, Ben will be looking for more success in his comfort zone amongst Steeler Nation. Week 1 is behind him and he will be looking for more consistency, not only from his offensive teammates, but from himself as well.

KEY PLAYER: Dalvin Cook

As of this post, QB Sam Bradford’s status for this game is up in the air as he is dealing with nagging knee injury. If Bradford isn’t able to suit up, the Vikes will be looking to lean on the young but explosive rookie. Cook tallied 127 total yards in his Monday Night debut and will surely be looking for more.

GAME PREVIEW AND ANALYSIS

After a closer-than-normal victory against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, the Steelers are in the cozy confines of Heinz Field looking to get to 2-0 for the second year in a row. In order to do so, they will need to get past the fearsome defense of the Vikings. In addition to their stout defense, rookie running back Dalvin Cook will be looking to build upon his impressive debut against the Saints on Monday Night Football.

For the Steelers, they’ll be looking to synchronize the offense after a less-than-stellar performance last week from everyone not named Antonio Brown. The Steelers’ defense certainly showed up to play last week with 7 total sacks and an interception. If that level of play carries over to this week, the Steelers’ chances of success will skyrocket.

When it’s all said and done, the Steelers’ offense should begin to find their footing and stave off the Vikings for their second consecutive win.

Final Score: 28-17 Steelers

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My name is Garrett Behanna. Currently, I am majoring in broadcast reporting at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. My first real memory of sports greatly impacting my life was when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009. Since then, I have surrounded myself with nothing but Pittsburgh sports. In June of 2016, I was approached to write for Pensburgh, a Pittsburgh Penguins blog that is affiliated with SB Nation. Now, I am proudly sharing my Steeler pride with the Armchair All-Americans! If you want to check out my social media ramblings, I can be found on Twitter with my username being @GBehanna.
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My name is Garrett Behanna. Currently, I am majoring in broadcast reporting at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. My first real memory of sports greatly impacting my life was when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009. Since then, I have surrounded myself with nothing but Pittsburgh sports. In June of 2016, I was approached to write for Pensburgh, a Pittsburgh Penguins blog that is affiliated with SB Nation. Now, I am proudly sharing my Steeler pride with the Armchair All-Americans! If you want to check out my social media ramblings, I can be found on Twitter with my username being @GBehanna.
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