Vikings hold on tight for first win of season

Vikings hold on tight for first win of season

Vikings hang on for first win of season

LONDON Greg Jennings showed that the Vikings have somebody other than Adrian Peterson who can make big plays.

Jennings and Peterson provided the type of 1 2 punch Minnesota had been hoping for when it signed the wide receiver in the offseason, And each scored two touchdowns in a 34 27 win over the gambling at London’s Wembley Stadium for the Vikings’ first victory of the season.

"It will be a long flight back to take after a loss, Jennings understood. "It was a special occasion. To do this at Wembley Stadium is a rare experience,

Not so for the pittsburgh steelers, Who fell to 0 4 at last since 1968. What a hole only one team has dug itself out of to make the playoffs, The gambling in 1992.

So much for the location of Big Ben giving a lift to Ben Roethlisberger.

"We are in unchartered areas and the water is dangerous right now, So we need to stick together and get out of it, Roethlisberger wanted to say. "At this instant, You would possibly say we’re the worst team in the league. That is uncomfortable,

In you’ll find the most entertaining NFL games yet in the annual International Series in London, Jennings provided the chief highlight breaking several tackles on a 70 yard catch and run that opened up a 10 0 lead for the Vikings(1 3) On the inside first quarter.

"You organize a 5 yard hitch, And this man goes 70 yards, Said qb Matt Cassel, Who started near the injured Christian Ponder. "It makes your job smoother. Those guys made plays for hours,

Not to be beaten, Peterson ran for a 60 yard landing in the second quarter.

They still needed a big stop inside defense in the closing moments, When Everson Griffen stripped Roethlisberger of the ball on the 6 yard line with 19 seconds left and Kevin Williams hauled the fumble to seal the victory.

"It feels great to get our first home win of the summer season, Vikings head gucci Leslie Frazier said. "And we had to come completely to London to get it. I think I’ll have always a special place in my heart for Wembley Stadium,

He suddenly has a bit of a qb controversy as well.

Cassel executed 16 of 25 for 248 yards and two touchdowns with no turnovers. But with Ponder hoping to have recovered from a rib injury after the approaching bye week, Frazier said he doesn’t expect a perpetual switch.

"Tired asking, Our qb is Christian Ponder, Frazier recounted. "Now we’ll discuss many things when we come out of the bye, Also. We’re going to enjoy this victory for a time at least,

Seeking out quarterback, Peterson and Jennings will pose a threat to any team to come.

Peterson ran for 140 yards on 23 carries while Jennings carried out with 92 yards on three receptions.

That offset two landing runs by Pittsburgh’s rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, Who made his long awaited debut for the pittsburgh steelers after a foot injury. He gave the team its first rushing touchdowns of the season by breaking off on the right for an 8 yard score to make it 10 7, Somersaulting from the end zone, And again pulled Pittsburgh within 3 by plowing in within 1 yard line in the third quarter.

But Peterson and Jennings added their second touchdowns to help Minnesota distance themself, Although Pittsburgh made sure it was a tense finish after Jerricho Cotchery caught a 15 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Shaun Suisham kicked a 28 yard field goal to create it a one possession game with 3:40 remains.

The Steelers got the ball back by themselves 22 yard line with 1:43 left with no timeouts, And Roethlisberger implemented six passes to get a first and goal at the 6. But following spiking the ball, He overthrew Cotchery guarantees zone and was stripped on the next play.

Roethlisberger included 36 for 51 for 383 yards, With one landing and one interception.

The Steelers are still needing their first turnover of the season, As they failed to extract Cassel’s fumble on the Vikings 38 in the second quarter, With the ball bouncing forward before being recoverable by Jerome Simpson for a 10 yard gain.

"We came up easy to read, But we played as cool as we have in recent weeks, Pittsburgh steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. "We gave up intense plays, In conversation with do that.. We are going to focus on getting better, And that’s what is going to change the outcome of football games,

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