The moment Case Keenum was given the starting nod, you knew this would be trouble. It would take a great defensive effort to keep the Vikings in the game. Xavier Rhodes did his part on Antonio Brown and others contributed, but the Steelers offense was just too much.
Vikings DE Everson Griffen vs. Steelers LT Alejandro Villanueva
The chips go to Griffen, whose combination of inside moves and power led to two sacks and two tackles for loss.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant's slant against Terence Newman went for a 27-yard TD. Newman needed help from safety Andrew Sendejo, but it never came on the play that got the ball rolling.
THE QUOTE: "I want to prove myself, so it was good to get out. But like I said, I am really disappointed." — Vikings QB Case Keenum