Le'Veon Bell: Explosive Plays Will Come

Le'Veon Bell: Explosive Plays Will Come

He is best left on the bench with Keenum starting. He knows they have his back, despite the holdout. The team continues to run hot and cold and looks like its own worst enemy.

Watt downplayed his splashy start, pointing to mistakes such as a 15-yard personal foul penalty for a late hit as evidence he still has a ways to go. That trend continued on Sunday. He becomes a bigger focal point of the Minnesota Vikings offense today.

Offensive coordinator Pat Shumur tried to streamline the playbook for Keenum, who played down to underwhelming expectations against a ravenous Steelers pass rush. For all the stats that Roethlisberger and the wideouts put up, the running game was all but nonexestent, with Le'Veon Bell and James Conner combining for just 14 carries for 43 yards.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins (Ballard, Louisville): Four catches for 85 yards in win against Chargers.

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"It might take 20, 25 runs, but one of them is going to pop [eventually]", Bell said about his mentality in the second halves of games, when he feels he gets stronger. The coach was exhausted of talking about Bell's ineffectiveness in Week 1, but the coach will need a more dynamic Bell when the Steelers face a rugged Minnesota Vikings defense on Sunday (10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, FOX, DirecTV). Julio Jones is a downfield threat and Devonta Freeman is a dual threat as a running back and receiver.

The entire Steelers offense appears to be idling in low gear after two weeks, ready to explode. Well, he finally had an impact on the game for the team, as he grabbed three catches (on six targets) for 33 yards in the game. Not the players feeling pressure to improve that ranking, but instead them relentlessly applying pressure. Bryant was critical to both touchdown drives the Steelers mounted against the Vikings defense. Bryant caught it in stride, and scored. Steelers lead 17-9. "Then we made some mistakes defensively-jumped offsides on fourth down-we had some penalties that hurt us".

Dupree spent most of the rest of the afternoon getting a close-up look at Keenum, spearheading another solid defensive performance by the Steelers. The Steelers have the third ranked defense in the National Football League through Sunday's games, with the pass defense a far cry from what it was, ranked third in the AFC and fifth overall in the NFL.

Minnesota does possess an elite defense, but the offense of the Steelers can be overwhelming. Cook was held to 39 yards on his other 11 carries, forcing the Vikings to search elsewhere for a spark. Luckily for the Steelers defense, it's still a work in progress and hasn't run into an elite quarterback or running back yet. That's the biggest reason he hasn't been able to stick with a team up to this point. His understanding of our defense is better. He's got a ton of playmakers on this offense to get the ball to and spread it around.