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Steelers edge Vikings on four field goals

Aug 24, 2008 - 3:28 AM By Mike Weimerskirch PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Mike Tomlin had the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense ready to play. His influence is still showing on the Minnesota sideline as well.

Both defenses were dominant, but the Steelers got just enough offense from four Jeff Reed field goals - the final one from 47 yards with 4 seconds on the clock - to post a 12-10 preseason victory over Minnesota Vikings on Saturday.

Tomlin, now the Steelers head coach, served as the defensive coordinator for the Vikings in 2006, during Brad Childress' first season as head coach.

Ben Roethlisberger was 10-of-17 passing for 65 yards for the Steelers. He was sacked twice as the Steelers managed just 76 yards in the first half.

The Vikings' defensive line shut down Steelers running back Willie Parker, who was limited to just 18 yards on 10 carries.

The Vikings' running backs didn't fare any better. Chester Taylor was held to five yards on four carries in the first half. Adrian Peterson had just 21 yards on his 12 attempts.

The defenses also had a hand in the early scoring.

After Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams stripped rookie Rashard Mendenhall early in the second quarter, Peterson ran in from the 1-yard line for the game's only touchdown.

Pittsburgh answered with a field goal later in the half after cornerback Ike Taylor intercepted Gus Frerotte's pass at the Minnesota 38.

Frerotte was 13-of-19, for 133 yards in three quarters of action. The 15-year veteran replaced starter Tarvaris Jackson, who sat out with an injury to his right knee.






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    PITTSBURGH 0 3 3 6
    MINNESOTA 0 7 3 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: MIN - TD, ADRIAN PETERSON 1 YD RUN (RYAN
    LONGWELL KICK), 0:48. Drive: 6
    plays, 47 yards in 1:44. MINNESOTA
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    RYAN LONGWELL 37 YD
    PITTSBURGH 3
    MINNESOTA 10 10:06 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    MINNESOTA 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
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    plays, 47 yards in 1:44. MINNESOTA
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    ADRIAN PETERSON 1 YD RUN
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