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London Calling: Steelers vs. Vikings Week 4 at Wembley

Ben suffers right thumb injury

Trainers are tending to it as the Steelers trail Minnesota 34-24.

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Five Good Questions With Behind The Steel Curtain

We've exchanged some questions with the good folks at SB Nation's Pittsburgh Steelers blog, and here's what they told us about the Vikings' opponents on Sunday.

Beachum to rotate with Adams more than Gilbert

Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert will start today's game in London, but Kelvin Beachum will take the field in the same manner he did last week, only this time he will be spelling Adams rather than Gilbert.

Steelers inactives: Redman on bench

Isaac Redman is a healthy scratch against Vikings.

Le'Veon Bell will start for Steelers

The rookie second-round draft pick will start in his professional debut.

Ben expects Allen to want to sack him

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger responded to a comment Vikings defensive end Jared Allen made this week.

Steelers will notch a takeaway against Vikings

It doesn't seem like much of a statement for most teams, but ones that haven't had a takeaway in 202 defensive snaps, it's big.

Steelers to start/sit in Fantasy Football Week 4

It's hard to ignore Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown after their performances in Week 3, but are there any other Steelers you have to start in Week 4?

Key matchup: Williams vs. Peterson and Felton

It doesn't get any better than Adrian Peterson. Unless you give him back his Pro Bowl fullback, which he'll get when Jerome Felton comes off suspension to play against the Steelers in Week 4.

Adams and Gilbert vs. Allen and Robison

The key matchup when the Steelers have the ball will be the Vikings' defensive ends vs. Pittsburgh's offensive tackles. Jared Allen and Brian Robison have been shining spots on a playmaking defense.

Winless, but with flair and ratings

The Steelers are 0-3, but as their trip to London, England for a Week 4 match-up with Minnesota will attest, they're still quite relevant--even if there are week-old babies who only know them as losers and the Pirates as winners.

5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Vikings

Pittsburgh is an equal 0-3 on the season as the Vikings, but they are the better overall team.

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Steelers vs. Vikings: Everything you need to know

It's the first time playing in London for the minted NFL International series for both teams - both teams are 0-3 as well.

Steelers can't win more than once Sunday

The oh-for-2013 start can be stopped Sunday, but it's only one game. At least that's the mentality shared by Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor.

A Fork in the Atlantic

The 2013 season can go one of two ways from here.

Steelers hope change of country yields win

Steelers hope a change of country is the path to the win column in the Checkdown

Woodley says he would have rather left earlier

The Steelers left late in the week for London, a decision that doesn't seem to be much appreciated by a few members of the Steelers.

Williams is earning respect from Steelers veterans

Vince Williams has been a called upon in his rookie to play middle linebacker, and the Steelers are appreciating parts of his adeptness within his role in the defense.

Cassel vs. Steelers favors Pittsburgh quite a bit

Matt Cassel will start for the Vikings when they take on Pittsburgh in Week 4. Cassel hasn't played worse against many other teams in the NFL.

Steelers Injury Report is pretty much empty

Heading into the weekend, the Steelers don't have any injuries that appear to be casting doubt on any player participating Sunday against the Vikings.

Ike Taylor struggles with British accents

Taylor has fun trying to understand questions from British media as the Steelers make their interview rounds in London.

The Standard is The Standard - Episode 4

Discussing Big Ben's comments on Le'Veon Bell, Christian Ponder vs. Matt Cassel at QB for the Vikings, and other aspects of the matchup between winless teams at Wembley Stadium.

Steelers should expect Cassel to start in Week 4

Christian Ponder did not practice Friday, making it seem certain Matt Cassel will start at quarterback when the Vikings take on the Steelers in London.

Which Vikings player do you want on the Steelers?

The Vikings have a lot of talent on their 0-3 roster. But the veteran running back, the defending league MVP, is really hard to ignore.

Steelers tackle rotation needs to come full circle

Even if Kelvin Beachum proves to be more conducive to winning than Mike Adams or Marcus Gilbert, he cannot replace both men. The Steelers also need to know who will play wherever Beachum isn't.

Steelers arrive in London

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

Steelers vs. Vikings: American football in London

Is this one going to be another nightmare for the Steelers? Or can they inflict a little lycanthropic carnage of their own?

Allen knows what AP did to Gay

Pittsburgh's turnover-adverse defense will see the return of Cortez Allen in their Week 4 game against the Vikings. The last time these teams played, Adrian Peterson put William Gay on the wrong side of a highlight clip. Allen is aware of that.

Vikings mum on who will start at quarterback

Minnesota has a difficult decision in front of them before taking on the Steelers in Week 4. Start Matt Cassel, who has a history of futility against the Steelers, or start Christian Ponder, who has a history of futility against everyone else.

Redman likely won't dress in Week 4 vs. Vikings

Running back Isaac Redman is likely the running back who won't dress due to the return of Le'Veon Bell to the Steelers' lineup.

Ryan Clark won't play in front of other Big Ben

The outspoken Steelers safety said he'd retire before playing for a London-based NFL team.

Bell felt rusty but is ready to face Vikings

The Steelers look for what could be the last addition to the team before a season spirals out of control.

Ben to offensive line: 'Be tough, be nasty'

Roethlisberger continues his candid approach with the media, this time, sending words of violent encouragement to his offensive linemen.

5 Burning Questions on the Steelers

Is Big Ben still a viable NFL franchise quarterback? Are the Steelers right to try "flavor of the month" at tackle? Who is better Brown or Wallace? Answer these and other Burning Questions on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Allen and Bell expected to play vs. Vikings

It appears early in the week the Steelers will be at full strength, including the returns of Cortez Allen and Le'Veon Bell.

Steelers vs. Vikings: Let the trash talk begin

The fact both these teams are winless in the 2013 season is not preventing trash talk, sarcastic or otherwise, from going back and forth.