The Minnesota Vikings head on the road Sunday to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the Vikings have several top players beat up, the Steelers are looking to put on a better overall performance than they had last week against Cleveland. How do they match up by position? Let’s have a look…
Ben Roethlisberger is flat-out one of the best quarterbacks to ever play. He’s managed a quarterback rating above 90 every year since 2007, twice led the NFL in yards per game, has a career yards per attempt of 7.9 (second best among active QBs, tied with Aaron Rodgers).
He has two Super Bowls and a 120-64 career record and is as dangerous as ever. Steelers have built up their offensive line to protect Big Ben and he has top-notch weapons. There aren’t many QBs you would pick over him.
If Sam Bradford does suit up for the Vikings, he would love to carry over his Week 1 on the road to the Steel City. Bradford posted the second highest quarterback rating and was scored the No. 1 QB of opening week by Pro Football Focus. With time to throw, Bradford worked the ball downfield successfully to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, giving credence to the Vikings’ claims that the offense would be more explosive this season.
If Bradford does not suit up, the Vikings will run out Case Keenum, who is a capable backup with a 9-7 record over his last 16 games.
Neither QB is in Roethlisberger’s air, but Bradford at least gave reason for belief against the Saints.
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