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Tomlin, Steelers Turn Attention To 0-3 Vikings

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-3 and are heading across the pond to take on the Minnesota Vikings in London Sunday afternoon.

The Steelers will be practicing as usual this week until they fly out Thursday.

The problems for the Steelers at this point in the season are numerous. One such problem is they have only led on two occasions through three games.

They got out to a quick 2-0 lead against the Titans on the opening play of the game and they also held a 3-0 lead over the Bengals in Week 2.

Another problem has been their inability to force turnovers, while frequently giving the ball away on offense.

The Steelers have had zero takeaways, while turning the ball over nine times on offense. Ben Roethlisberger has four interceptions and two lost fumbles to his credit to go along with four touchdown passes.

On defense, the Steelers have also only recorded three sacks, which ranks last in the league.

If there’s any good news it’s that the team may be getting healthier.

Tight end Heath Miller was limited in practice last week and in the loss to Chicago. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, those restrictions will be lifted this week.

Cornerback Cortez Allen is also back practicing with the team.

Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is expected to be a full participant this week in practice. The team is optimistic that he could add a spark to the running game, which averages just 51.7 yards a game.

Only the New York Giants average less yards per game on the ground (44.3).

The Steelers can’t dwell on the past and can only focus on correcting the problems, starting Sunday at Wembley Stadium against the 0-3 Vikings.

You can watch that game right here on KDKA-TV starting at 1 p.m.

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