Case Keenum looked like the polar opposite of Sam Bradford and the Vikings were dealt a dominating loss by the Steelers on Sunday.
Final score: 26-9.
Bradford, fresh off winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week, was sidelined with a knee injury. In his place, Keenum, who started nine games for the Rams last season, was wildly inaccurate - he finished 20-of-37 for just 167 passing yards.
Keenum led just one touchdown drive on the day. Here's a recap of all 12 offensive possessions by Minnesota.
- 6 plays, 9 yards - punt
- 3 plays, -3 yards - punt
- 11 plays, 51 yards - field goal
- 3 plays, 1 yard - punt
- 3 plays, -8 yards - punt
- 1 play, 12 yards - end of first half
- 4 plays, 6 yards - turnover on downs
- 6 plays, 82 yards - touchdown
- 9 plays, 33 yards - punt
- 5 plays, 17 yards - punt
- 6 plays, 5 yards - turnover on downs
- 4 plays, 9 yards - fumble
Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, who combined for 16 catches, 250 yards and 2 touchdowns in a Week 1 win over the Saints, were limited to a combined 8 catches and 77 yards.
Minnesota's only touchdown came on a one-yard run by C.J. Ham, who punched it in after Dalvin Cook's 25-yard run. Cook finished with 12 carries for 64 yards (5.3 yards per carry).
The Vikings' defense, meanwhile, was pretty good once again despite a couple of big pass interference penalties that helped set up scoring drives for the Steelers in the first half.
Up next: Vikings vs. Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 24.