MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have spent the entire season on the edge, with all but one game decided by one score. The NFC wild-card race that was recently so inviting will require extra work to re-enter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the outside of the playoff picture in the AFC, too, similarly facing a difficult schedule down the stretch. Their outlook is a bit brighter, though, thanks to their 20-19 win over rival Baltimore on Sunday. As random and unpredictable as NFL results ca
PITTSBURGH (6-5-1) at MINNESOTA (5-7) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EST, Fox/NFL Network/Amazon BETTING LINE: Vikings by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Pittsburgh 5-7; Minnesota 6-6. SERIES RECORD: Tied 9-9. LAST MEETING: Steelers beat Vikings 26-9 on Sept. 17, 2017, in Pittsburgh. LAST WEEK: Steelers beat Ravens 20-19; Vikings lost to Lions 29-27. STEELERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (22), RUSH (29), PASS (15), SCORING (21). STEELERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (22), RUSH (27), PASS (14), SCORING (22)
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