Sam Bradford ruled out against Steelers


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has been ruled out in week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sam Bradford had an outstanding game week one in the Minnesota Vikings 29-19 win over the New Orleans Saints.  He passed for 346 yards and 3 TD’s and the Vikings offense looked much improved over last season.

Many were looking forward to seeing how Sam Bradford would do against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this week but it’s not to be.  Bradford is ruled out against the Steelers with a knee injury and backup Case Keenum will start in his place.

Sam Bradford has a history of knee injuries, so this is worrisome for the Vikings.  Keenum is a solid backup and has performed well in the past.  However, the Vikings offense will miss what Bradford can bring to the table against the Steelers.

Without Bradford, the Vikings will need to rely even more on their running game.  Rookie running back Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards week against the Saints.  He becomes a bigger focal point of the Minnesota Vikings offense today.

Minnesota’s defense will also be counted upon to keep the game close.  If they slow down Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell then this will Keenum and the offense a better chance at trying to steal a win on the road.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Vikings aren’t expecting Bradford to be out long-term but only this week.  However, with Bradford’s history of knee injuries, how this will impact the rest of the Vikings season remains in doubt.