The Minnesota Vikings finally held on to a fourth-quarter lead, securing a 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The win didn't come without another hold-your-breath finish, as the Steelers were sitting on the Vikings' 6-yard line with only 0:19 left in the game.
In the end, the Vikings defense came up with their fifth sack of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, that resulted in the second turnover of the game for the Steelers. Vikings' backup quarterback Matt Cassel took a knee to end the game, and start a quarterback controversy.
The game featured multiple two-touchdown performances for Cassel, Greg Jennings and Adrian Peterson. Cassel threw two touchdowns to Jennings, his first two touchdowns for the Vikings. Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns, including a 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He finished with 140 yards on 23 carries.
The Vikings head into their bye week on a high note, avoiding an 0-4 start. With another home game on the horizon, this may be the start of a turnaround to their season.
Here are some takeaways from the Vikings' win over the Steelers.