Vikings To Start QB Case Keenum Against Steelers

The Minnesota Vikings will start Case Keenum at quarterback Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Keenum will start due to Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford being unable to overcome a left knee injury that he apparently suffered at some point during his team’s Monday night win over the New Orleans Saints.

Bradford, who ended the week listed as questionable on the Vikings injury report after being limited in practice all week, went through a short warm-up period at Heinz Field about 90 minutes before his team had to release their list of inactive players. He reportedly barely tested his injured left knee before walking back to the team’s locker room.

A few days ago, the Bradford underwent an MRI on his left knee and that’s the same knee he’s already had surgically repaired twice during his NFL career. In the Vikings Week 1 win over the Saints, Bradford completed 27 of his 32 pass attempts for 346 and three touchdowns.

With Bradford out, Keenum will make his 25th career start on Sunday against the Steelers. Last year, Keenum opened the 2016 regular season as the Los Angeles Rams starting quarterback before finally giving way to first-round draft pick Jared Goff in Week 11. Keenum completed 196 of his 322 pass attempts for 2,201 yards last season and threw 9 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in the 10 total games he played in.

For his career, Keenum has completed 58.4 percent of his pass attempts for 5,224 yards with 24 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He enters Sunday’s game against the Steelers with a 9-15 record as a starter.

Keenem will be backed up Sunday by Kyle Sloter, who was signed off the Vikings practice squad on Saturday.

  • MP

    OH YEAH!! Gotta admit, though, I was looking forward to the test.

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Same

  • The Tony

    Gotta say I’m surprised. Fortunately for Keenum that offense is pretty easy to run with the quick check downs. We need to stop the run and press their receivers.

  • The Tony

    I wasn’t. I’ll take any advantage possible.

  • Chris92021

    Well, we’ve all seen what backup and mediocre QBs do against Butler-led defenses. Here is hoping the offense actually plays well today because we are going to need it. Boswell with a late field goal for the win, Steelers 24, Vikings 23.

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Would have liked to see the Steelers get tested, but this likely increases their odds at home.

  • NCSteel

    It’s too early to worry about testing our D.
    There are still coming together.
    This could help their confidence.

    Or shatter it if Keenum goes off LOL but I doubt that’ll happen

    Lovin’ this news

  • RickM

    With guys like Diggs, Thielen, Rudolph, etc., they’re still dangerous.

  • DangZone

    Not holding my breath thinking this makes it an automatic win, we’ve all seen back up QB’s beat the Steelers.

  • Rocksolid20

    We will make Keenum look like a HOF QB .
    Rookie carved us up , so will Keenum .
    Steelers 27 Viks 20

  • 太阳三联

    What rookie carved us up lol take your pessimistic attitude somewhere else bruh you a fxvking succubus.. you fxking energy vampire. I swear I hate people on this site.

  • WreckIess

    Defense has to hunt today

  • HopeHarveys

    Crazy. We keep getting lucky with last minute inactives. See Garret, Myles.

  • The Tony

    Haha love the optimism. As far as being carved up, Kizer didn’t do anything last week until his final drive… so yea keep talking

  • alevin16

    I would have preferred Bradford because of our history of overconfidence with backups. On the plus side though it gives our D more time to jell, but on the flip side I could see the D fall for play action. Either way I am going to be cheering the Steelers on!

  • Lil Smitty

    So did the book is just close betting or did line jump to -14 for the Steelers.

  • barry foster

    Tj watt with 2 sacks today.

  • Rocksolid20

    Hey braindead Kizer is a rookie . I’m sure I have been a Steeler fan longer than you
    have been alive .

  • 太阳三联

    Carved us up but had 5 third down first handed to em cus our stupidity.. yeaaa carved up.. STFU bruh

  • Michael Mosgrove

    Then get off the site.

  • 太阳三联

    Naw I’ll just ignore y’all and chime in when I want. Pu$$y.