Bradford had an MRI on Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN, that while not showing specific damage suggests this is more than a minor ailment.
If that doesn't happen, this is a game the Steelers can lose. While Brown has proven that he can get open against anybody, Rhodes just needs to slow Brown down for the Vikings to have a chance to win this game. The rust was clearly showing, but Bell is bound to find his groove and go back to being the unsafe weapon he is when he gets a few more reps under his belt. - For those who might be anointing the Vikings as Super Bowl contenders after how good they looked on Monday night, it might be best to tap the brakes.
The Vikings will head on the road to battle the Steelers at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
On the other hand, the addition of rookie running back Kareem Hunt might have transformed the Kansas City offense.
PREDICTION: The Vikings' stout defense should be able to force Pittsburgh to be one-dimensional, and Bradford figures to hit some downfield plays vs. the Steelers' revamped secondary.
Bell had only 47 all-purpose yards last week against the Browns on just 13 touches.
Conversely, the Steelers have to slam Minnesota's rushing attack and force Sam Bradford, who's on a gimpy knee, to push the ball downfield. They had seven sacks last week against Cleveland, including two by rookie TJ Watt.
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. Rhodes, the team's Pro Bowl corner, is expected to shadow Brown whenever he lines up outside. The Steelers need him in this one, because the Vikings present a much sterner test than Cleveland. Another highlight that shocked many Steelers fans, due to Mike Tomlin's comment of not being "varsity enough", was Jesse James's 2 touchdown day.
One to look out for is the Jacksonville Jaguars defense/special teams, which had 35 fantasy points in Week 1 against the Houston Texans.
Line Play - This game could be decided by which team makes the right adjustments on the offensive line.
During the preseason in Denver, Sloter completed 31 of 43 passes for 413 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 125.4 passer rating.