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PITTSBURGH (0-3) vs. MINNESOTA (0-3) at London

1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 1-2, Minnesota 0-3

SERIES RECORD - Tied 8-8

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Vikings 27- 17, Oct. 25, 2009

LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Bears 40-23; Vikings lost to Browns 31-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 27; Vikings No. 28

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (31), PASS (10)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (22T), PASS (3)

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (13), PASS (24)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (21), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers have won three straight in series, last losing to Vikings in 1995. ... With this game in London as part of NFL International Series, Steelers finish Metrodome's 32-year history with only two regular- season visits. ... Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was defensive coordinator for Vikings in 2006. Current Vikings coach Leslie Frazier followed him in job. Current Vikings defensive coordinator Alan Williams was college teammate of Tomlin's at William and Mary. ... Both kickers are perfect so far, with Shaun Suisham 4 for 4 on both extra points and field goals for Steelers, Blair Walsh 9 for 9 and 6 for 6 for Vikings. ... Steelers are only team left in league without takeaway. They've turned ball over nine times. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown is fourth in NFL with 324 yards receiving. ... Ben Roethlisberger is five TD passes from becoming second Steelers QB in history with 200 for career. Terry Bradshaw had 212. Roethlisberger had fourth career 400-yard passing game last week. ... Felix Jones is leading rusher for Steelers with only 71 yards. ... Vikings played NFL's first game in London, in 1983 preseason, beating Cardinals 28-10. ... QB Christian Ponder's status is in question due to rib injury. He rushed for two TDs last week but has seven of 10 turnovers by Vikings. ... RB Adrian Peterson, 2012 league MVP, averaging only 4.1 yards per carry, 18th in league among those with qualifying amount of attempts. That includes 78-yard TD on first play of season. ... Vikings hurting in secondary, with status of starters CB Chris Cook (groin) and S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) in question.

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