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Steelers win: Vikings offense sputters behind wildly inaccurate Keenum

Minnesota's offense couldn't get anything going without Sam Bradford.
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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.

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