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Can The Steelers Offense Rebound in Week 2?

17 September, 2017, 15:07 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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If Bradford were not able to play at any point against the Steelers, Wright said he has full confidence in backup Case Keenum.

ESPN insider Chris Mortensen says Bradford had an MRI on his balky knee earlier this week after experiencing swelling and pain in the wake of Monday night's win over the Saints.

The Steelers defense is not as dominant as it has been in the past, but they can still make life a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. Even their impressive opening victory over New Orleans in Week 1 only led to more questions about whether their dominant performance was real or a mirage.

Another aspect to Cook's usefulness is his sheer strength, which gives him the ability to help protect the quarterback or give him a short outlet if everyone downfield is covered well. But he was limited in practice this week after coming out of the game with an injured left knee. They kind of got away with some things last week, so hopefully they will look sharper in coverage. He played 43 of 60 offensive snaps and finished with 47 yards from scrimmage on just 13 touches.

The Vikings will likely need that competitive fire this Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. "They've always put pressure on the quarterback", said Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur. They play physical, aggressive defense.

The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-19 in the home opener. The Vikings are a better team against the run than the Browns are, making Pittsburgh's task this week a bit hard. If Bradford gets, hurt the Vikings' season is over. Despite the designation, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Friday he anticipates Bradford will start this weekend.

Last season, Bradford threw for 3,877 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing a league-best 71.6 percent of his passes and recording a passer rating of 99.3. I expect Big Ben to take more vertical shots downfield to keep the Vikings defense on their toes and potential open up the running game.

Watt downplayed his splashy start, pointing to mistakes such as a 15-yard personal foul penalty for a late hit as evidence he still has a ways to go.

If you have to pick one, going with running back Le'Veon Bell might be what is best for the team.

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