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Do you think Greg Jennings misses Aaron Rodgers yet?
Arguably the biggest addition to Minnesota's roster this past offseason, Jennings has struggled to make any sort of impact thanks to the erratic play of Ponder.
Registering just 11 catches for 161 yards and zero touchdowns, if things don't turn around in a hurry, Jennings could be in for a long season.
While according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required) the Steelers pass defense has struggled, the fact remains that this defense still boasts a strong pass rush.
Unless whoever plays QB for the Vikings gets time in the pocket to make his reads, Jennings is going to struggle once again to put up decent numbers.
Projection: 3 receptions, 38 yards receiving
Last week, Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was targeted four times, catching two passes for 49 yards.
Now, as the season presses on, there's no reason why Patterson should not be more involved in the team's offensive strategy.
He's explosive and has shown a unique ability to inflict maximum damage with the ball in his hands. That factor alone should get this young man more snaps on the football field.
With a season hanging in the balance and a poor Steelers pass defense out there on the field, expect Patterson to get his chances once again and this week make them count—someone has to catch the football, right?
Projection: 5 receptions, 86 yards receiving, 1 TD
After getting off to a hot start against the Detroit Lions in Week 1, Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has struggled to keep his early success going.
While he managed to stay on the field—according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Simpson was targeted eight times last week—the real concern with Simpson is the fact that his catch rate has gone down every week he's played.
Stuck in the middle of a weak pass offense, with Patterson ready to absorb more targets, time could be running out for Simpson to make an impact for this team.
Projection: 3 receptions, 26 yards receiving
After enjoying one heck of a training camp this past summer, slot receiver Jarius Wright can't seem to get anything going this season.
Racking up just four receptions for 56 yards receiving in three games, there's really no reason to believe Wright is going to have a breakout performance anytime soon.
Projection: 2 receptions, 21 yards receiving