Steelers win: Vikings offense sputters behind wildly inaccurate Keenum

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

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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