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Continued: Three-and-out: Vikings' Peterson ahead of last year's pace

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“Honestly, I have no idea with him,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You can’t get a read on him. One day, he’s practicing, one day, he’s not; one day, he’s going hard, the next day, he’s not.”

 

3. The Steelers give, but they don’t take away.

The Vikings are even in turnover differential because their defense has 10 takeaways, second in the league behind Chicago. The Steelers are minus-9 because they have the only defense in the league without a takeaway.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier sounded like a guy who wanted to knock on the nearest piece of wood when the Steelers’ fruitless takeaway efforts were mentioned.

“We’d like to make it four games that they don’t have any takeaways,” he said.

Ponder, who has turned the ball over seven times (five interceptions, two fumbles) in three games, said Pittsburgh’s experience on defense makes it dangerous to assume anything.

“They’ve had the ball in their hands and just weren’t able to catch the ball,” he said. “They’re solid, one of the best defenses in the league. Especially with the experience they have. They’re a little older, but [safeties Troy] Polamalu and [Ryan] Clark, they’re all over the place in what they’re doing. You can tell they’re route reading and guessing on stuff.”

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  • After three weeks, Adrian Peterson is fifth in the NFL in rushing with 281 yards. He’s averaging 4.1 yards a carry.

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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