As Minnesota and Pittsburgh square off on Thursday, the end could be near for the top figures in each respective franchise. For the Vikings, there is talk that coach Mike Zimmer may be in the hot seat after the way his team gifted Detroit its first win of the season.
For the Steelers, there has been speculation about how much more time Ben Roethlisberger has and whether he will continue to play for the team beyond this year. However, Roethlisberger has sidestepped those claims in recent days.
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In Zimmer’s case, the Vikings gave up an exit touchdown to the Lions when time expired, thanks in large part to wasted coverage, which caused Zimmer to reprimand him, as he has been known as a defensive coach during his time at the league. NFL.
Both teams are currently abroad seeking the playoffs as well. At 6-5-1, the Steelers are in eighth place, behind the 7-5 Bills, who are coming off a 14-10 loss to New England. Minnesota is further behind, in ninth place in the NFC at 5-7.
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The Vikings’ task is even more difficult, as they will be without two of their best position players: wide receiver Adam Thielen and running back Dalvin Cook. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will not have outstanding defensive back Joe Haden.
With the season drawing to a close and the playoff race tight, both teams are in winning mode.
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Steelers vs Vikings score
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Steelers vs. Vikings Live Updates, Thursday Night Football Highlights
9:30 pm: Kirk Cousins keeps it at fourth and 1 on the breakaway from QB and Minnesota converts. Vikings now in midfield.
9:29 pm: Cook takes this for 9 yards at second and 10. He makes it third and 1 for the Vikings from his own 49, but Cousins’ pass to Jefferson falls incomplete.
9:25 pm: Roethlisberger is sacked again, this time for the third time. The Steelers clear and Minnesota looks to continue its hot offensive night.
9:19 pm: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. It’s the spectacle of Dalvin Cook as he hits a 29-yard touchdown run. Minnesota 16, Pittsburgh 0 with 9:55 left in the first half.
9:15 pm: Another double-digit run for Cook. This goes for 15 and Minnesota in midfield to 41 for Pittsburgh.
9:11 pm: The Steelers offense stalls again and goes 3-out as Minnesota takes control on its own 22 after the punt.
9:05 pm: VIKING FIELD TARGET. The Vikings’ first drive in the second quarter results in points when Greg Joseph connects for 38 yards. Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 0 with 14:43 remaining in the first half.
End of Quarter 1: Vikings 6, Steelers 0
9:01 pm: Dalvin Cook with another great career. This one for 16 yards to end the first quarter. He already has 73 yards on just five carries.
8:59 pm: DeDe Westbrook returns the punt 17 yards to Minnesota’s 43. Good starting field position for the Vikings.
8:58 pm: The fumble is canceled. He ruled third and 1 now for the Steelers, but Najee Harris is quickly in the backfield to force a punt.
8:54 pm: STEELS FUMBLE. Harrison Smith arrives and knocks the ball out of Diontae Johnson’s hands as he tries to stretch for a first down. Currently under review.
8:49 pm: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. Kirk Cousins hits a wide open Justin Jefferson across the back of the end zone for 14 yards. First score of the game for any team. Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 0 following the extra point lost.
8:48 pm: Alexander Mattison comes in to spell Cook and immediately takes him 14 yards for an easy first down and to put the Vikings inside the red zone for the first time.
8:46 pm: Cook takes off another massive run, this one from 30 yards. Minnesota now in great field position at Pittsburgh 31.
8:42 pm: The pass on third and 18, goes for 7 and makes it fourth and 11. Chris Boswell arrives on the 49-yard attempt, who also sails down the left.
8:38 pm: Pittsburgh calls a timeout, the first of the half. The Steelers are third and 18 after a sack by Roethlisberger.
8:36 pm: At fourth and 4, Roethlisberger takes it and keeps it himself for the first try. 5 additional yards added at the end in a defensive position. He does it first and 10 at Minnesota’s 34th.
8:35 pm: Roethlisberger completes it for 15 yards and Pittsburgh looks for it at fourth and 4 from Minnesota’s 39.
8:33 pm: The Steelers are pushed back 15 yards after an unnecessary rude call. Now third and 19 of his own 46.
8:32 pm: Najee Harris racks up 3 yards and a first down as the Steelers move ever closer to midfield.
8:31 pm: Pittsburgh’s first play comes off his own 43 and goes for 7 yards and Ben Roethlisberger hits Ray-Ray McCloud.
8:27 pm: Minnesota’s field goal drive comes out on fourth-and-3 from Pittsburgh’s 35-yard line, but they can’t take advantage of it. Greg Joseph’s 53-yard attempt is down the left.
8:25 pm: At first and 10, Dalvin Cook limping takes advantage of an important hole and gains 20 yards on the play to Pittsburgh’s 42.
8:22 pm: Pittsburgh kicks it to start and goes for a touchback. Minnesota’s opening season begins at 25.
Steelers vs Vikings start time
The Steelers vs. Vikings will kick off at 8:20 pm ET at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. All “Thursday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 pm ET.
What channel are Steelers vs. Vikings tonight?
- television channel: Fox, NFL Network
- Live broadcast: Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Both Fox and NFL Network will broadcast the game “Thursday Night Football” between the Steelers and Vikings. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will broadcast from the booth, while Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the bench.
Additionally, fans can stream the game on Amazon Prime with the same broadcast that is shown on Fox and the NFL Network.
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Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN. free with a 30-day trial.
Steelers 2021 Schedule
|Week||Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|14||December 9||@Vikings||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|sixteen||December 26||@Bosses||4:25 pm||CBS|
|17||January 3||Brown||8:15 pm||ESPN|
Vikings Calendar 2021
|Week||Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|14||December 9||Steelers||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|fifteen||December 20th||@Bears||8:15 pm||ESPN|
|17||January 2||@Packaging||8:20 pm||NBC|
Schedule ‘Thursday Night Football’ 2021
|Week||Date||Match||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|1||September 9||Cowboys @ Buccaneers||8:20 pm||NBC|
|2||16 of September||Giants in WFT||8:20 pm||NFL Network|
|3||September 23||Panthers @ Texans||8:20 pm||NFL Network|
|4||September 30th||Jaguars @ Bengals||8:20 pm||NFL Network|
|5||October 7||Rams @ Seahawks||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|6||October 14th||Buccaneers @ Eagles||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|7||October 21||Broncos @ Browns||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|8||October 28||Packers @ Cardinals||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|9||November 4th||Jets @ Colts||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|10||November 11th||Ravens @ Dolphins||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|eleven||November 18th||Patriots @ Falcons||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|12||November 25||Bills @ Saints||8:20 pm||NBC|
|13||December 2nd||Cowboys @ Saints||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|14||December 9||Steelers @ Vikings||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|fifteen||December 16||Chiefs @ Chargers||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|sixteen||December 23th||49ers @ titans||8:20 pm||NFL Network|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.