The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 26-9. The win improved Pittsburgh's record to 2-0 and the Vikings fell to 1-1. The Vikings were playing without their starting quarterback Sam Bradford as his season-opening knee injury forced him to sit out this week's game. Big Ben Rothlisberger found early success in the game by connecting with Martavis Bryant early in the game for a 51-yard touchdown pass. His other touchdown came when he threw a shuffle pass on the goal line to WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Rothlisberger finished the game 23 of 35 for 243 yards and 2 TDs.

Chase Keenum filled in as the starter at quarterback for the injured Sam Bradford. He finished the game completing 20 of his 37 pass attempts for 167 yards. Unfortunately for Keenum and the Vikings offense, they could not get into a good enough rhythm to put up enough points to match the high-powered offense of the Steelers. Starting running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 12 times for a total of 64 yards. In the end, the team racked up only 237 yards of total offense to Pittsburgh's 335.

Le'Veon Bell continues to dominate with the ball

In the victory over Minnesota, Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 27 times for a total of 87 yards. His 4 receiving yards gave him 91 yards of the Steelers total offense.

Although Bell did not see the end zone for the second straight week, his presence was felt by the opposing defense as usual. Despite the differences he had the entire offseason with the team, he's shown that he will not allow his contract dispute with the franchise negatively affect his play on the field.

Antonio Brown has another solid game

Last week in the Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns, Antonio Brown opened the season with a bang by bringing in 11 catches for 182 yards. In the victory over the Vikings, he was able to snag 5 catches for a total of 62 yards. In just two games, Brown now has a total of 16 catches for 244 yards.

If he continues to play at the same level the entire season, he could very much well be on his way to his fifth straight 1,000 yard receiving season.

Up next for the Steelers

Next week, the Steelers look to improve to 3-0 when they go on the road to take on the Chicago Bears. The Bears, however, will be looking to get their first win of the season. Chicago lost their first two games against the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If Pittsburgh can pull off the win, it will keep them atop of the AFC conference early in the season.