Steelers arrive in London

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The team touches down in the land of soccer, looking to stave off a disastrous 0-4 start.

The Steelers' all-night charter flight touched down at London's Heathrow Airport at or around 3 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 27.

The team has practiced from their South Side facility this week, and will have a walkthrough practice Friday and Saturday leading into Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is decked out in his Steelers relaxed wear, posing for photos at the airport.

The team has been giving the company line of how this is a business trip, but the general lack of popularity of American football in England makes the experience somewhat unique. The players are mere mortals in the land of (non-American) football, and the game itself will perhaps never have even 10 percent of the popularity of the native sport.

Still, the NFL continues to attempt to tap into the English market.

All of that aside, the Steelers have their work cut out for them; an 0-4 start would be tantamount to a disaster. The Vikings, 0-3 themselves, aren't to be taken lightly, especially considering Adrian Peterson made the trip, is still healthy and will play.

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