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Kyle Sloter promoted to Minnesota Vikings' active roster

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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. For the Vikings, Bradford won't have almost as clean a pocket with Watt, James Harrison and Anthony Chickillo bearing down on him.

The Vikings are going to shock a lot of people in this game. Vikings 23, Steelers 20.

"He's a busy man, I'm a busy man, but when we find time to work out, we do it", Rhodes said.

Pittsburgh recorded seven sacks in its season-opening win, with linebackers Anthony Chickillo and T.J. Watt each recording 2.0 takedowns. Meanwhile the Steelers line has something to prove after the team managed just two offensive touchdowns in Cleveland, in part because of an anemic running game. "They've always put pressure on the quarterback", said Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur.

"It's a totally different team", said defensive end Brian Robison. We'd play them in the preseason if we didn't play them in the regular season.

Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for their third game of the 2017 National Football League season when they clash on Sunday at 1:00 PM EST in Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

I like the Steelers to win at home, but until they get their offense on track, I don't like this spread at all.

Donald returned to the Rams one week ago, ending his four-month holdout after failing to get a new deal. In particular, it will be interesting to see how the Vikings offense stacks up this week against a defense in Pittsburgh that will provide much more resistance.

If the Vikings' wide receivers play the same side of the field as they did against the Saints on Monday night, Artie Burns will cover Thielen and Haden will be assigned to Diggs.

RHODES SCHOLAR: Fifth-year cornerback and former first-round pick Xavier Rhodes has previously been assigned by Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer to follow the other team's best receiver, and might be asked to shadow Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (unless Brown lines up in the slot).

Zimmer added he also anticipates that Barr will be able to play. While it's good news for Bradford that no structural damage was found in his knee after having an MRI, that doesn't necessarily mean he's clear of any health issues.

"I've still got (Friday and Saturday) to get some stuff going", Tuitt said. Still, one of the losses was by two points to NFC East champion Dallas, and one in overtime against playoff-bound Detroit.