Week 2 will provide a glimpse into whether more of the same can be expected this season when Pittsburgh hosts Minnesota on Sunday. Stefon Diggs proved to be extremely reliable in the underneath area, and he will need to be again to help relieve the heat that Bradford will be under.
With Bradford showing that type of prowess, Dalvin Cook breaking out in his National Football League debut and the defense playing at that level, there was reason to think the Vikings might be a dark horse in the NFC this season. He was limited by a knee injury this week and could be at less than 100% percent against the Steelers.
It looked last season as if it would be more of the same after a 5-0 start that included road wins at Tennessee and Carolina. Although Pittsburgh never trailed, the game was still in doubt in the fourth quarter when a late Browns score cut the lead to three points with over three minutes to play. The circumstances in New England - the Chiefs trailed for most of the game - demanded the Chiefs throw a lot, but they won't always be in that situation.
It's unlikely that Smith, at 33, has suddenly become a new and improved player.
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant - Bryant's return from suspension was a quiet one last week, as he caught just two passes for 14 yards. Cook is a fantastic weapon, and should be too hot for the Steelers defense to handle.
But at the same time, Minnesota's offense was kind of ridiculous last week. A lackluster performance against Cleveland simply means he has something to prove this week. The Steelers beat the Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX. This would put a premium on the offensive line being able to get movement without having extra tight ends or fullbacks in the game. Giving up a few big plays could make winning that much harder.
Last week, the defense got to go up against a rookie playing in his first game who, while he showed mobility to escape some pressures, also struggled with his internal clock, and his accuracy waivered. The Steelers are coming in with something to prove.
"We anticipate that he's going to play, " Zimmer said.
How do the Chiefs match up against the Eagles
Yes, he has been extremely successful against his previous coaches, but none of those coaches are as similar to Reid as Pederson. To no one's surprise, he has the team going in a upward direction by using numerous principles he learned under Coach Reid.
Burnley take a point from wasteful Liverpool
Liverpool were relatively untroubled for most of the game, but they always find a way to stumble in matches. Philippe Coutinho started for the first time since he was denied a move to Barcelona.
The Damage Estimates for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
Chunks of big city Miami are in the dark so is rural Glades County where Irma knocked out electricity to 99 percent of customers. And authorities say another dozen people were treated for carbon monoxide on Tuesday in Polk and Brevard counties.
No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages
The company said it has assembled the largest pre-storm workforce in US history, with more than 16,000 people ready to respond. Down in the Keys, crews labored to fix United States 1 and residents of the upper islands were allowed to return home.