As Minnesota and Pittsburgh face off on Thursday, the top might be close to for main figures in every respective franchise. For the Vikings, there’s discuss that coach Mike Zimmer could also be on the recent seat after the way in which his group gifted Detroit its first win of the season.
For the Steelers, there’s been conjecture about simply how for much longer Ben Roethlisberger has and whether or not he’ll proceed taking part in for the group past this yr. Though, Roethlisberger has deflected these claims in current days.
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In Zimmer’s case, the Vikings gave up a walkoff landing to the Lions as time expired, thanks largely to blown protection, which received Zimmer chided as he is been often known as a defensive coach throughout his time within the NFL.
Both groups are presently on the surface trying in for the playoff hunt as properly. At 6-5-1, the Steelers sit in eighth place, behind the 7-5 Bills, who’re coming off a 14-10 loss to New England. Minnesota is additional again, sitting in ninth place within the NFC at 5-7.
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The Vikings’ activity is even harder as they will be with out two of their high ability place gamers in broad receiver Adam Thielen and working again Dalvin Cook. Pittsburgh in the meantime, can be lacking standout defensive again Joe Haden.
With the season nearing its finish and the playoff race tightening, each groups are in must-win mode.
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Steelers vs. Vikings rating
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9:45 p.m.: Pittsburgh’s offensive woes proceed. Roethlisberger is sacked for the fourth time. Now fourth-and-20 and the Steelers punt it away with 1:42 left within the first half.
9:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. Dalvin Cook takes it outdoors for 7 yards and a rating, his second of the night time. 2:20 left within the second quarter as Cook is averaging over 10 yards per carry. Minnesota 23, Pittsburgh 0.
9:34 p.m.: Pittsburgh takes a timeout, its second of the half. Third-and-10 for the Vikings from the Pittsburgh 28 and Cousins hits KJ Osborn in stride in the midst of the sphere for 13 yards. Prime purple zone scoring alternative for Minnesota.
9:30 p.m.: Kirk Cousins retains it on fourth-and-1 on the QB sneak and Minnesota converts. Vikings now throughout midfield.
9:29 p.m.: Cook takes this one for 9 yards on second-and-10. Makes it third-and-1 for the Vikings from their very own 49 however Cousins’ cross to Jefferson falls incomplete.
9:25 p.m.: Roethlisberger is sacked once more, this time on third down. Steelers punt it away and Minnesota seems to be to proceed its scorching offensive night time.
9:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. It’s the Dalvin Cook present as he rips off a 29-yard landing run. Minnesota 16, Pittsburgh 0 with 9:55 left within the first half.
9:15 p.m.: Another double digit run for Cook. This one goes for 15 and Minnesota’s throughout midfield to the Pittsburgh 41.
9:11 p.m.: The Steelers’ offense stalls once more and goes three-and-out as MInnesota takes over at its personal 22 following the punt.
9:05 p.m.: FIELD GOAL VIKINGS. The Vikings’ first drive of the second quarter leads to factors as Greg Joseph hits a 38-yarder. Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 0 with 14:43 left within the first half.
End quarter 1: Vikings 6, Steelers 0
9:01 p.m.: Dalvin Cook with yet one more huge run. This one for 16 yards to finish the primary quarter. He’s as much as 73 yards already on simply 5 carries.
8:59 p.m.: DeDe Westbrook returns the punt 17 yards to the Minnesota 43. Good beginning discipline place for the Vikings.
8:58 p.m.: The fumble is overturned. Ruled third-and-1 now for the Steelers however Najee Harris is met shortly within the backfield to pressure a punt.
8:54 p.m.: FUMBLE STEELERS. Harrison Smith comes and knocks the ball out Diontae Johnson’s arms as he tries to stretch for a primary down. Currently underneath assessment.
8:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. Kirk Cousins hits a large open Justin Jefferson striding via the again of the top zone for 14 yards. First rating of the game for both group. Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 0 following the missed additional level.
8:48 p.m.: Alexander Mattison is available in to spell Cook and instantly takes it 14 yards for a straightforward first down and to place the Vikings contained in the purple zone for the primary time.
8:46 p.m.: Cook peels off one other large run, this one for 30 yards. Minnesota now in nice discipline place on the Pittsburgh 31.
8:42 p.m.: The cross on third-and-18, it goes for 7 and makes it fourth-and-11. Chris Boswell comes on the 49-yard try, which additionally sails broad left.
8:38 p.m.: Pittsburgh calls a timeout, its first of the half. Steelers have third-and-18 following a sack of Roethlisberger.
8:36 p.m.: On fourth-and-4, Roethlisberger takes it and retains it himself for the primary down. An additional 5 yards tacked on on the finish on a defensive holding. Makes it first-and-10 on the Minnesota 34.
8:35 p.m.: Roethlisberger completes it for 15 yards and Pittsburgh goes for it on fourth-and-4 from the Minnesota 39.
8:33 p.m.: The Steelers get pushed again 15 yards after an pointless roughness name. Now third-and-19 from their very own 46.
8:32 p.m.: Najee Harris picks up 3 yards and a primary down because the Steelers inch ever nearer to midfield.
8:31 p.m.: Pittsburgh’s first play comes from their very own 43 and goes for 7 yards and Ben Roethlisberger hits Ray-Ray McCloud.
8:27 p.m.: The discipline aim unit for Minnesota comes out on fourth-and-3 from the Pittsburgh 35 however they cannot money in. Greg Joseph’s 53-yard try is broad left.
8:25 p.m.: On first-and-10, a hobbled Dalvin Cook takes benefit of a serious gap and features 20 yards on the play to the Pittsburgh 42.
8:22 p.m.: Pittsburgh kicks it away to start out and it goes for a touchback. Minnesota’s opening drive begins at its 25.
Steelers vs. Vikings begin time
The Steelers vs. Vikings game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. All “Thursday Night Football” video games in 2021 are scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET.
What channel is Steelers vs. Vikings on tonight?
- TV channel: Fox, NFL Network
- Live stream: Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Both Fox and NFL Network will broadcast the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Steelers and the Vikings. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will broadcast from the sales space, whereas Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.
Additionally, followers can stream the game on Amazon Prime with the identical broadcast that is proven on Fox and NFL Network.
Fans can even stream NFL video games with fuboTV, which provides a seven-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.
Steelers schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|14||Dec. 9||@Vikings||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 19||Titans||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|16||Dec. 26||@Chiefs||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|17||Jan. 3||Browns||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|18||Jan. 9||@Ravens||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
Vikings schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|14||Dec. 9||Steelers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 20||@Bears||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|16||Dec. 26||Rams||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||@Packers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|18||Jan. 9||Bears||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
‘Thursday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|1||Sept. 9||Cowboys @ Buccaneers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|2||Sept. 16||Giants @ WFT||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|3||Sept. 23||Panthers @ Texans||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|4||Sept. 30||Jaguars @ Bengals||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|5||Oct. 7||Rams @ Seahawks||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|6||Oct. 14||Buccaneers @ Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|7||Oct. 21||Broncos @ Browns||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|8||Oct. 28||Packers @ Cardinals||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|9||Nov. 4||Jets @ Colts||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|10||Nov. 11||Ravens @ Dolphins||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|11||Nov. 18||Patriots @ Falcons||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|12||Nov. 25||Bills @ Saints||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|13||Dec. 2||Cowboys @ Saints||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 9||Steelers @ Vikings||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 16||Chiefs @ Chargers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 23||49ers @ Titans||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|