May 22, 2018

Bradford expected to play Sunday for Vikings despite knee injury

17 September 2017, 03:04 | Sandy Nunez

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ESPN had reported Friday that Bradford had swelling, pain and discomfort in his knee and had an MRI last Tuesday, which was negative. The Vikings have to play the protection game, use Cook to his full potential, and harden the defense if they are going to start 2-0.

Minnesota and Pittsburgh will tee off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. They went 5-3 on the road, which included winning five of their last six and wrapping up the division with an impressive victory at Green Bay in the regular-season finale.

Antonio Brown is arguably the best receiver in the National Football League, so it's logical that the Vikings would have Rhodes shadow Brown on Sunday. The Steelers beat the Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX. They always find a way to piss all over your happiness, it says. "He's a tough guy". Rhodes is a big physical corner with excellent technique.

Last week, Rudolph averaged 11.6 fantasy points per game, as he caught one touchdown against the Saints. He is who he is, making games such as the one he had against New England unlikely to happen again anytime soon. Cleveland offers a very talented running back, in Isaiah Crowell, and he managed to just gain 33 yards on 17 carries in Week 1.

That's why it's key this week for Bell to get rolling, both as a runner and receiver. The Steelers had 13 for 144 yards. "I'd be lying if I said my goal isn't to be on the active roster". "He's doing everything he needs to do and staying on top of what he got going on". Despite the designation, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Friday he anticipates Bradford will start this weekend. For Pittsburgh, that performance was against the Browns; this will be a much loftier test for the Steeler defense. The "Steel Curtain" will show whether Minnesota's offensive exploits in Week 1 can be believed. He went 27 of 32 for 346 yards and three touchdown passes in a almost flawless performance.

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After combining for 32 carries and 238 yards - 166 by Warren - against San Jose State, the two had just nine carries for 24 yards. But given the circumstances, it's hard to have asked for anything more than what the Trojans and Longhorns delivered this time .

He'll play a lot of two-deep safety and try to get to Roethlisberger with four pass rushers. "We've seen it during OTAs".

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

To add on, Pittsburgh defenders struggle against tight ends. Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt will be formidable on the interior of the Pittsburgh line, but if they can control those two they should have lanes to run through.

While with the St. Louis Rams, Bradford suffered a torn left ACL in the eighth game of 2013 and missed the rest of the season.

The Vikings have a pretty good quarterback too, but he's had some knee problems sneak up on him leading into Sunday.

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