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Week 2 Recap 
Posted on July 12, 2018 at 08:24 AM.
After winning the latest installment of the Turnpike rivalry the Steelers returned home to face the Minnesota Vikings. The Steelers would face adversity quickly. On the first play from scrimmage QB Neil O'Donnell would be sacked hard by Viking defender John Randle. O'Donnell would leave the game with a shoulder injury and is in danger of missing next week too. Back QB Mike Tomczak would enter the game in relief. Despite his struggles The Steelers found themselves tied at 10 as the entered the locker room for half time. The second half would be a different story. The Vikings would score 10 unanswered points to push the score to 20-10. Bill Cowher then elected to replace the ineffective Tomczak for young QB Jim Miller. He too found inconsistencies, but managed to lead the Steelers on a scoring drive that resulted in a TD pass to veteran TE Jonathan Hayes. With 3:57 seconds left in the game Jim Miller had a chance to drive the Steelers for the game tying touchdown. In stead he found OLB Broderick Thomas of the Vikings who returned the pick 34 yards for the game clinching score.



The Steelers face the Bears next week at soldier field

BOX SCORE:


Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers
Jan 1, 1234F
MIN (1-1)73101434
PIT (1-1)0107320
Top Performers
PASS: Warren Moon - 22/33, 253 yards, 1TD
RUSH: Erric Pegram - 18 attempts 76 yards
REC: Cris Carter - 6 receptions 84 yards
Team Stats Comparison
MINPIT
First Downs1615
3rd Down Efficiency7/125/16
4th Down Efficiency2/21/3
Total Yards436440
Passing Yards253202
Rushing Yards111112
Penalties-Penalty Yards5-504-53
Turnovers12
Time of Possession34:5325:07
Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Jim Miller10/2011711
Mike Tomczak7/158511
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Erric Pegram18764.2
Bam Morris8263.3
Jim Miller263.0
Mike Tomczak144.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Charles Johnson5438.6
Yancey Thigpen4348.5
Andre Hastings36120.3
Erric Pegram23517.51
Jonathan Hayes2157.51
Mark Bruener11414
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Levon Kirkland12
Willie Williams7
Chris Oldham7
Greg Lloyd7
Kevin Greene7
Ray Seals5
Brenston Buckner5
KICKINGFGXPPTSLG
N. Johnson 2/22/2833
PUNTINGTOTYDSAVG-20
R. Stark522144.21
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Charles Johnson 49824.5
Ernie Mills12121.0
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Andre Hastings273.5



Stories from around the league:

The expansion Jacksonville Jaguars won their second game of the season. They now sit at 2-0 overall and also 2-0 in the newly formed AFC South.

The Kansas City Chiefs followed up a disappointing week one with a 48-24 victory over the visiting Eagles. Marcus Allen led the way with 143 yards on only 19 carries and three scores.

Atlanta hosted Green Bay for the shoot out of the week. Both teams topped 430 yards offense. Both teams scored 28 points a piece a furious 4th quarter, but 28 wasn't enough for Brett Favre and his packers as the Falcons held on 52-45.
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