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Game day!

Posted by: Jim Souhan under Football on TV Updated: September 29, 2013 - 7:48 AM

About to board a bus for Wembley Stadium. As usual, I have no idea who's going to win the game but if it comes down to rest and karma, the Vikings have a shot.

Jared Allen revealed the way most NFL players feel about playing overseas when he said he would never sign with a team in London, but the Vikings have put on a good show, repeatedly thanking their hosts.

They also have been enabled to full adapt to the time change, while the Steelers arrived on Friday and may still be off-schedule. Or as they say here, sshhhedule.

Changing to a journeyman quarterback and adding a blocking back don't seem to be like dramatic moves, but I do think Matt Cassel's willingness to throw downfield and Jerome Felton's lead blocking could spread out an overrated Steelers' defense. I see a big game for Adrian Peterson and the wide receivers getting at least a little more involved than they have been.

If Cordarrelle Patterson doesn't play half the offensive snaps, Bill Musgrave should be locked into Churchill's bunker.

The real concern for the Vikings is on defense. It's incumbent on the pass rush to hide some of the flaws of a wafer-thin secondary, but getting to Ben Roethlisberger and sacking him are often two different things. What's remarkable about Big Big is he appears to the naked eye to be about the same size as Jared Allen. He also has the dangerous Antonio Brown to throw to, and the return of Heath Miller, an excellent all-around tight end who is a Big Ben favorite, should allow Pittsburgh to move the ball efficiently even if they can't run well.

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Just the facts: Tim Brewster's Big Ten winning percentage: .222. Jerry Kill's: .235.

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I'll be on the last Ron Gardenhire Show of the season at 9:30 from London, then will be on the line with Scott Korzenowski from London for Sunday Sports Talk from 10-noon on 1500ESPN.

Please follow me during the game tonight on Twitter at @Souhanstrib.

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Chicago 48
Oklahoma City 2:30 PM
Cleveland
Dallas 5:00 PM
New Orleans
Indiana 5:00 PM
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LA Clippers 5:00 PM
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Minnesota 5:00 PM
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Detroit 6:00 PM
Toronto
Milwaukee 6:00 PM
San Antonio
Boston 7:00 PM
Golden State
Washington 7:00 PM
Denver
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LA Lakers
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Connecticut 66
Boston College 37 2nd Half 15:02
Georgia Tech 30
Virginia 33 2nd Half 13:09
Virginia Tech 38
Indiana 31 1st Half 1:12
Ohio State 35
Stony Brook 11 1st Half 11:44
Binghamton 9
Cincinnati 8 1st Half 13:31
UCF 10
Maine 13 1st Half 11:54
Hartford 11
Monmouth 14 1st Half 8:08
Manhattan 22
Fairfield 17 1st Half 10:04
Marist 12
Rowan 12 1st Half 6:53
Princeton 29
St Bonaventure 8 1st Half 12:00
Rhode Island 7
Duke 17 1st Half 13:44
St Johns 9
Saint Peters 17 1st Half 9:10
Siena 13
Drake 6 1st Half 12:13
Wichita State 16
Vermont 14 1st Half 10:32
UMass Lowell 13
Seton Hall 2:00 PM
Butler
NJIT 2:05 PM
South Alabama
Northern Iowa 3:00 PM
Illinois State
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Pittsburgh
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Albany
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Iona
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Senior-South 13
Seton Hall 99 FINAL
Georgetown 85
St Johns 69 FINAL
Villanova 81
Arkansas 58 FINAL
Florida 72
Maine 41 2nd Half 11:33
UMBC 33
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Alabama 36
Lafayette 34 2nd Half 13:03
Lehigh 40
UCF 12 1st Half 11:50
SMU 10
Utah 13 1st Half 9:35
Washington 19
James Madison 11 1st Half 13:45
Coll of Charleston 5
Delaware 9 1st Half 10:12
Drexel 15
Hofstra 13 1st Half 11:19
William & Mary 20
Hartford 5 1st Half 15:11
Albany 6
Binghamton 8 1st Half 11:57
Stony Brook 16
Towson 23 1st Half 10:10
UNC-Wilmington 12
Wake Forest 20 1st Half 12:36
(17) Florida State 20
Georgia Tech 12 1st Half 11:46
Virginia 13
(22) Georgia 10 1st Half 10:25
(5) Tennessee 11
Drake 21 1st Half 9:41
Evansville 16
Iona 11 1st Half 11:56
Canisius 7
Fairfield 8 1st Half 10:48
Monmouth 17
Northwestern 18 1st Half 11:16
Penn State 16
Wisconsin 17 1st Half 8:04
Michigan State 19
Ohio State 14 1st Half 11:13
Purdue 13
Northern Iowa 12 1st Half 11:59
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Butler 1:30 PM
Xavier
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(8) Texas
Southern Ill 3:45 PM
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(15) Duke 4:00 PM
(12) North Carolina
Miami-Florida 4:00 PM
(4) Louisville
(21) Minnesota 4:15 PM
(25) Rutgers
California 5:00 PM
UCLA
(11) Stanford 7:00 PM
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