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Added wide receiver Stefon Diggs: "You can't win games that way". "I can tell from him and me, we're both appreciative and thankful for it". I am not going to talk about Sam Bradford's knee.

Against the Saints, the Vikings debuted their new workhorse running back.

Despite Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer saying on Friday that he expects Bradford to play in the team's matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, some began to express doubt about Minnesota's actual chance for success in 2017.

Against a team like Pittsburgh, the Vikings will need Bradford to be at the same level he was against the Saints. The 29-year-old Bradford moved as if he was 40 years older than his listed age. Keenum completed 196 of his 322 pass attempts for 2,201 yards last season and threw 9 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in the 10 total games he played in.

"We know the offense is going to score points", Dupree said.

What Zimmer failed to do was provide his definition of fine.

The Vikings' defense will have to be at its best against the Steelers. We all hope so and have no reason to think that won't be the case.

Mortensen says the results were negative for serious structural damage, but there was enough concern over the joint to limit Bradford's participation in practice Wednesday and Thursday.

Bradford has overcome his durability issues in recent years, but he can not escape the damage done to his left knee. Certainly, no one hit he took stood out.

On the other hand, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported that Bradford would be a game-time decision.

Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee in the seventh game of the 2013 season and did not return until training camp the following year.

Haden had a satisfying win on the home field of the team that's released him 11 days prior, and he didn't allow a big play in Browns game.

- Ben Roethlisberger took a knee in prayer then sprinted to midfield holding the flag honoring the man who helped guide the Pittsburgh Steelers from irrelevance into a dynasty. Fox's Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning that this isn't going to be a one-week issue. Bradford suffered a knee injury last week, so backup Case Keenum will get the start instead. While no one from either side would have ever brought this up publicly, doctors probably cautioned the primary participants that this could be on the horizon. The Steelers expect more from him as the team's number 2 receiver and he'll need to deliver this week, because the Vikings were the 3 best pass defense in the National Football League last season.

"Maybe next week, maybe six weeks from now", Zimmer said.

The Vikings defense has to be sharp and aware of where he is on the field and where he is looking at all times.

The Vikings have to stay afloat until the point that Bridgewater is available, though, and receiving bad news about Bradford is not the way the franchise wanted to start this season.

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