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  1. dd63

    dd63 Well-Known Member

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    From what I saw tonight, they look like a team in mid season form. Bradford looked excellent and the o-line only gave up one sack. The defense looked solid and fast. Ben, Bell, Bryant, and Rogers better get their act together real quick because they are going to take AB out of the game and force someone else to beat them. And if they play like yesterday that ain't happening.
     
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  2. santeesteel

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    Stop with the STUPID penalties and we'll be fine. Vikings looked good tonight!
     
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  3. steel_ben7

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    Yep will definitely need to be a lot better on Sunday to win this game. The Vikings are no pushover and have an excellent defense. If the Steelers play like they did against the Browns Sunday against the Vikings they will not win that game.
     
  4. STEELWARRIOR

    STEELWARRIOR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but we'll be ready and your suppose to win at home. Bradford is good in domes but not so good in open stadiums.
     
  5. 86WardsWay

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    Only the Bengals would hang on to Mediocre Marvin and let Mike Zimmer go.

    I think they are going to be a handful for our team. I looked thru the prediction thread and no one picked the Vikings to beat us yet. I'd hate to do it, but maybe I will have to be the first.
     
  6. STEELWARRIOR

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    Dont do it stay faithful.
     
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  7. thorn058

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    Let's remember it's was a home game for the Vikings, it was emotional because they honored Moss, the story of AP's revenge was getting blown out of proportion. The Vikings play a good game but they had motivation. Going to need the middle of the defense to watch Thelien otherwise they will use the pass to open up the run. Should be a good game to watch.
     
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  8. 86WardsWay

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    I can't remember the last time I picked against my team but couldn't believe nobody has picked the Vikings yet. Cleveland almost beat us and the Vikings are way better than them.
     
  9. dd63

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    Actually there is one. I saw it about an hour ago. Forget who it was though. But I hear ya. My heart says go steelers but my head is telling me otherwise.
     
  10. AskQuestionsLater

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    Not surprised myself. Knew the Vikings were this good.


    Minnesota's defense is top 5 in the league in my opinion. Dalvin Cook broke out and showcased his skills, Pat Elfein is truly the real deal; Sheldon Rankins being demolished as a result and Adam Thielen is one of the most underrated receivers in the game.


    None of this is accounting for the fact that, despite two ACL injuries, he is still a solid Quarterback in the league and was a former number one overall pick at that. Remove those injury filled seasons and Bradford would look far different than he does now.
     
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  11. blountforcetrauma

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    UPS rode me hard and put me up wet today and so I didn't get home until there was like 3 and a half minutes left but I saw a vid of AP and Payton having a little spat on the sidelines. Did they just use him sparingly tonight or something? I really don't know why he'd think NO would be the place for him to put up big rushing numbers. If Sean Payton had Walter Payton, Franco, and Eric Dickerson at rb and Limas Sweed, Mike Wallace, and Renaldo Nehemiah at WR he'd still throw it 90% of the time.
     
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  12. NDsteelerfan

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    If Diggs shows up, and Thielen does his usually thing, the defense may have a tough game. Have to get pressure on Bradford. Even then, the guy is one of the best under pressure.
     
  13. thorn058

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    Good news Being Bradford Not That Mobile.
     
  14. defva

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    Throwback player...track star, that was fast but couldnt catch...nehemiah...lol
     
  15. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Not sure of Bradford's dome vs open stadium record but he is 16-29 in road games he has been the starter in since 2010 including 2-5 last year with the Vikings. I think he lulled the Chargers to sleep with all his dinking and dunking in the first half and then opened it up quite a bit after that. He was Alex Smith-like in the game tonight with his accuracy but he was at home and Smith was on the road. I'm thinking (hoping) Bradford plays like Bradford usually does on the road next week at Heinz. Hopefully Heinz will be rockin' like mad. Overcoming that Minn D though will be a different matter. I'm more concerned about that than Bradford suddenly becoming a road warrior phenom.
     
  16. PWP

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    If Haley,Ben,Bell and every WR not named AB don't play a lot better this game won't even be close .

    They will not allow AB to go off others will have to step up big time .
     
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  17. Wardismvp

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    Pick them then if you are so confidant the Vikes are better than the Steelers.
     
  18. bigbenhotness

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    It's at home not worried
     
  19. NDsteelerfan

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    No, not mobile, but the guy stands in there and takes a hit to make a play. Rarely does he give up on it because of pressure. Kid has looked good in his time at Minnesota.
     
  20. Dustin

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    The Saints defense is very mediocre. Ours is not great but it is better than theirs. Big Ben in Hienz is fairly unstoppable. It is not going to be easy, but I think we come with a victory.
     
  21. SteelCity_NB

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    Vikings are a good team... at home....

    Im not a believer in Bradford. Cook didn't look special and was bottled up most of the night.

    Like Thielen's heart and passion.

    Maybe this is the year that Diggs finally breaks out. I thought 2 years ago that he could be special. He finally showed that last night.

    Vikings do have a good pass rush and a great secondary.

    I still like the Steelers at home.
     
  22. Scrap

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    I think it will be a tough game for us but i don't think it will be as easy as "taking AB out of the game". With that said we definitely need others to step up, particularly Bell.

    The Vikings have Diggs playing on the outside now so we will get a good look at our secondary's ability to stop big plays.
     
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  23. blountforcetrauma

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    Yeah the thing about Bradford is that he's not ever in it for the long haul. He'll have some good games early on in the year and then just fizzle out or inevitably get hurt. The Vikes did the same thing last year.
     
  24. Steel_Elvis

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    Home Ben. Nuff said.

    I don't expect an easy game, but I feel good about getting the win once all 4 quarters are finished.
     
  25. TheSteelHurtin2188

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    The Vikings looked good but they were going up against a defense that is absolutely atrocious. The saints defense may have gotten worse since last year.
     
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