STEEL­ERS, 31-20

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - WEEK 2 MATCH UP - Vik­ings RB Dalvin Cook.

Con­sen­sus line: Steel­ers by 7 Pre­dic­tion: The Steel­ers are one of the NFL’s best teams, and their of­fen­sive num­bers at home over the last sev­eral sea­sons have made them nearly un­beat­able when they’re at full strength. The Vik­ings be­lieve they have a good enough de­fense to win in this en­vi­ron­ment, but they’ll need help from the pass­ing game to


keep up. TE Kyle Ru­dolph and WR Ste­fon Diggs (two Week 1 TDs) will need to have big games, and the Vik­ings will likely go af­ter new Steel­ers CB Joe Haden early in the game. But it’s not easy to keep up with the Steel­ers over four quar­ters, and the ar­rival of OLB T.J. Watt has the Steel­ers feel­ing good about one of their prob­lem ar­eas last sea­son.

uS­TART: Steel­ers WR Mar­tavis Bryant. Don’t panic with Bryant. It was his first game in more than a year and he showed signs of be­ing close to break­ing out. He fin­ished with two re­cep­tions for 14 yards in Week 1, but should be able to find sep­a­ra­tion over the top of the Vik­ings’ sec­ondary, as they have to fo­cus on con­tain­ing An­to­nio Brown and Le’Veon Bell.

uSIT: De­spite his fast start, the rookie is on the road against a de­fense that al­lowed 57 rush­ing yards in Week 1.

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