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With Bradford ailing, Vikings bring up QB Kyle Sloter

With Bradford ailing, Vikings bring up QB Kyle Sloter

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. Then again, he was playing against the Saints defense, and the Steelers have a solid front seven that can take the run game away. Hey, Cleveland had just given the Steelers (or so they thought) a tainted gift but alas, for the Cleveland "Brownies" boys and girls: "the "Mistake by the Lake" is the gift that keeps on giving". The Steelers were good enough to handle an improved Clevland Browns team. Le'Veon Bell's role was limited, Martavis Bryant couldn't catch, and the offensive line was dominated all day in the run game.

Much has been made of the revamped Vikings' offensive line.

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

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The Minnesota Vikings have an interesting situation on their hands with the recent reports of Sam Bradford having a bit of a concerning injury heading into week two. People can think the move speaks to the current health of Bradford, but it seems most likely that the Vikings are just preparing for a very physical matchup against Pittsburgh on Sunday. And if his already limited mobility is even more limited by a balky knee, the rest of Bradford's body could be in grave danger, too. Though, it may be a little premature to expect him to turn it around so soon, especially against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.

-Steelers WR Antonio Brown vs. Vikings CBs Xavier Rhodes and Terence Newman.

SC receiver Samuel out for season
The Cats' next two offensive drives were ended by turnovers, an interception from Stephen Johnson and a fumble recovered by SC . SC field goal kicker Parker White missed both of his opportunities - from 52 and 54 yards, while Woznick missed from 42 yards.

Sloter completed 31-of-43 passes for 413 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions this preseason for the Broncos. Minnesota is one of those teams.

Indeed, Smith threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns in the opener last season, but the Chiefs didn't score a TD the next week.

Line Play - This game could be decided by which team makes the right adjustments on the offensive line.

Winning on the road was a key for the Vikings in their NFC North title season of 2015.

Against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, Pittsburgh gave up 20 receptions for 222 receiving yards.


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