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NFL Week 2 Predictions: Predicting the winner of Steelers vs. Vikings

AFC vs. NFC when the Steelers and Vikings square off in Week 2. We lay down our prediction for the game.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings are about to go head-to-head in Week 2 NFL action, and some of these interconference games can be difficult to predict. There isn’t much familiarity with these two teams, but the matchup about to get going could have the making of a tremendous contest.

At the moment this article was written, Sam Bradford was still expected to be the starting quarterback for Minnesota, but as he is dealing with a knee injury his participation is up in the air.

To save you some time, if Case Keenum gets the start over the hobbled Bradford, I don’t see there is any chance the Vikings go into Heinz Field, in the season opener when the team honors the late Mr. Dan Rooney, and win this football game.

Nonetheless, if Bradford is able to play, and is healthy enough to move, this game could be interesting. The Vikings defense is stout, and they have playmakers all around the offense, highlighted by Stefon Diggs; however, the Steelers, especially Ben Roethlisberger, at home are a different beast.

After a very mundane outing against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, where some viewed it as nothing more than a Preseason Week 5 game, the Steelers offense will look to make a statement in front of the home crowd.

Plain and simple, whether Bradford plays or not, I think the Steelers win this game to advance to 2-0 on the 2017 season.

(If Sam Bradford plays)
Pittsburgh - 28
Minnesota - 20

(If Sam Bradford doesn’t play)
Pittsburgh - 31
Minnesota - 17

Other AFC North Picks:
Baltimore - 27
Cleveland - 13

Feel free to give your predictions in the comment section below!