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Vikings concerned over Bradford's knee

VIKINGS-RHODES-COVERING AB Football Vikings concerned over Bradford's knee
Kristopher Love | 17 September, 2017, 14:34

Bradford on Tuesday had an MRI on the knee after another source told ESPN that the quarterback had experienced swelling, pain and discomfort following Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Meanwhile, in his first game after a holdout, Bell was limited by the Browns - and the Steelers.

"We have to take, you know, just more sense of urgency to start games", said wide receiver Jarius Wright.

The Vikings are a team that matches up favorably with the Steelers across the board. The physicality, they've got huge guys up front on the offensive line.

The Vikings will host the Steelers at 11:00 a.m. MT on FOX on Sunday.

Bell held out of training camp the entire summer and got his first taste of game action all year in Week 1.

Watt downplayed his splashy start, pointing to mistakes such as a 15-yard personal foul penalty for a late hit as evidence he still has a ways to go.

Even in this video from practice, on a light toss, he doesn't step into throw and shift weight on to left knee.

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. People can think the move speaks to the current health of Bradford, but it seems most likely that the Vikings are just preparing for a very physical matchup against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) looks on and smiles during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The 23-year-old quarterback completed 31 of 43 passes for 413 yards, 3 touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 125.4 during his preseason game appearances. Bradford gets the ball out far quicker, which will stress the pass rush.

After a strong showing in Week one, the Minnesota Vikings face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Minnesota WR Adam Thielen led the team with nine receptions and 157 yards last week. With Le'Veon's role expanded and the offensive line cutting down on the holding penalties, I expect the Steelers to break the century mark in total rushing yards. He's projected for 260.2 yards, 1.61 touchdowns and 16.2 FanDuel points if he plays in Pittsburgh.

Line Play - This game could be decided by which team makes the right adjustments on the offensive line.