Christian Ponder’s broken ribs forced the Minnesota Vikings to start backup quarterback Matt Cassel. The nine-year veteran led the team to a 34-27 victory. The Vikings finally have something to build on this season with the consistent and trustworthy quarterback. The defense made a big play when it needed to and the special teams made plays – some good and some bad.
The Minnesota Vikings got on the jet back to the United States with newfound reasons to believe they can salvage this season. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, an unsuccessful London trip means it already could be time to start looking toward next year.
Greg Jennings made two touchdown catches, Adrian Peterson ran for two scores and the Vikings’ defense made a big stop with time running out to preserve a 34-27 win over the Steelers on Sunday for their first win of the season.
Running back Isaac Redman is inactive for the Pittsburgh Steelers for their game against the Minnesota Vikings in London, with rookie Le’Veon Bell set to make his debut.
David McCoy knows sports, but he doesn’t seem to have a clue when it comes to London landmarks. He’s in the United Kingdom to cover the Vikings as they play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium Sunday.
Vikings fans travel rather well, but there’s droves that have traveled to London to watch the men in purple play Pittsburgh. And it doesn’t even have to be Minnesotans, as fanatics from as far as Denmark are in England to catch the NFL’s European matchup. As for how the locals feel about the American version of “football”?
Christian Ponder injured his ribs in last week’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, which leaves his status for the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 4 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers in doubt. Leslie Frazier would like to name his starting quarterback Friday. The Vikings had two non-participants, five limited participants and three full participants at Thursday’s practice.
For once, the Minnesota Vikings aren’t counting on Adrian Peterson to do it all. Peterson, last season’s NFL MVP following his 2,097-yard rushing season, has been held in check through three games this season — all losses.
The Minnesota Vikings are not planning on making changes just to make changes. The Vikings have begun to be hit with injuries. Unfortunately, they coming to one position group. The offensive line may be the Vikings biggest disappointment through three games this season. Minnesota is getting a boost with the return of Jerome Felton from his suspension. Zach Line has been placed on injured reserve.
Like the Vikings themselves, Hubert’s Sports Bar across the street from Mall of America Field has a loyal fan base of their own. “We have people who have been coming in for years,” manager Jody Anderly said. “They have their favorite table, their favorite server, and they’re not going to vary their routine at all.”
The NFL is back in London boasting the star power of Adrian Peterson and Ben Roethlisberger. Trouble is, their teams have nothing to brag about. The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers are both 0-3 heading into Sunday’s game at Wembley Stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings are bringing some extra baggage to London. They don’t have any wins to take with them, though. Just a home game they have to play overseas.
After falling to the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Shamarko Thomas is determined to prove everyone that he will be a valuable player for the Steelers, while also influencing his younger siblings that maturity and discipline pay off in the long run.
Are you a big Vikings fan looking to land a ticket to their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London? You’ll want to pay attention. The Vikings will face the Steelers on Sept. 29 in London, and you could win a ticket through the “Vikings go to UK” sweepstakes.
Two organizations hoping to return to glory after mediocre performances last season are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Football Giants.