The Vikings picked up their first win this season in a 34-27 barnburner that included a little bit of everything. Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings and Roethlisberger took turns making huge plays. A frenetic Steelers comeback fell 6 yards short when Roethlisberger lost a fumble in the red zone with under 20 seconds left.
Here's what else we learned:
- The Vikings have a tough decision to make at quarterback after this game. Cassel wasn't as good as his numbers indicated in this game (25 throws for 248 yards and two touchdowns), but you can't argue with the results. He's never going to be the most accurate quarterback, but at least Cassel was aggressive trying to throw the ball down the field. We'd guess that he'll keep the starting job over Christian Ponder. It never hurts when your teammates make huge plays for you.
- Greg Jennings looked like himself for the first time all season for the Vikings on a 70-yard touchdown. Perhaps he still has some juice after all. Pittsburgh's tackling and coverage was miserable all day, though. Jerome Simpson was wide open a few times. Adrian Peterson made the Steelers look awfully slow on an incredible 60-yard touchdown play. The Steelers' defense is becoming as big a problem as their offense.
- It's a very bad sign when the Steelers get a good performance from Roethlisberger and still lose to a previously winless team.