Minnesota’s ground game dominated the first half as Dalvin Cook, whose status was questionable leading into the game because of a shoulder injury, gained 153 yards and scored twice. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Vikings are the eighth team in NFL history to play 10 consecutive one-score games in a season.
The Vikings’ run game that averaged 8.2 yards before contact in the first half only mustered 1.9 yards in the second half. “We’ve got to keep getting to work, and not really talk about it, but be about it. And go make plays and manage the game well, and see where we are at the end of it all.”
Surviving a scare: Cousins didn’t have a particularly great night, completing 14 of 31 passes for 216 yards, two touchdowns and two second-half interceptions that left the door open for the Steelers to come charging back.