The Steelers have ruled out T Jerald Hawkins of the game due to a knee injury. The Steelers come in with something to prove: despite their 1-0 record after a defeat of the Cleveland Browns it looked like the team has not quite shaken off its pre-season cobwebs. 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. Few teams have the defensive line personnel to handle what Pittsburgh has on the offensive line. After having the best season of his career upon arriving in Minnesota a year ago, Bradford showed it was far from a fluke as he lit up New Orleans. His 27/32, 346 yard, 3 TD game earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award.
The Steelers took notice of the Vikings' win over New Orleans. But if Brown is in the slot, things could get interesting, with either Terence Newman or Mackensie Alexander tasked with slowing down the five-time Pro Bowler.
While with the St. Louis Rams, Bradford suffered a torn left ACL in the seventh game in 2013 and missed the rest of the season. In his past three vs. the AFC, he has 854 passing yards, three TDs and one INT. Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards in Week 1, the most by a Viking in his National Football League debut. The circumstances in New England - the Chiefs trailed for most of the game - demanded the Chiefs throw a lot, but they won't always be in that situation. Minnesota DE Everson Griffen had six tackles and a sack last week. He's projected for 260.2 yards, 1.61 touchdowns and 16.2 FanDuel points if he plays in Pittsburgh.
"I haven't seen any drop-off", receiver Justin Hunter said.
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Will Sam Bradford be able to play in Minnesota's Week 2 game at Pittsburgh on Sunday?
In his debut Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards and caught three passes for another 10 yards, and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur didn't sound like the Vikings planned to reduce his workload this week. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passed for 263 yards, two TDs and one INT last week.